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On a Saturday night, each of the rooms at a certain motel was rented

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On a Saturday night, each of the rooms at a certain motel was rented for either $40 or $60. If 10 of the rooms that were rented for $60 had instead been rented for $40, then the total rent the motel charged for that night would have been reduced by 25 percent. What was the total rent the motel actually charged for that night ?

(A) $600
(B) $800
(C) $1,000
(D) $1,600
(E) $2,400

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Re: On a Saturday night, each of the rooms at a certain motel was rented  [#permalink]

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Let total rent the motel charge for all rooms =x
If 10 rooms that were rented for 60 $ had instead been rented for 40 $,
then total difference in prices = 20 $ * 10 = 200 $

Total rent the motel charged would have been reduced by 25 %
.25x = 200
=> x= 800
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