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# Percent Increase/decrease help!!!

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04 May 2011, 22:37
Hi Guys,

I came across the below problem in one of the online practice test. It seems simple but i got stuck ..

My diet requires me to lose 528 grams over 1 year. After 3 months, I’ve lost 125. How many grams am I overweight by?

-5 , -1, 4 , 7 and 11

Is there a mistake in the answer choices?

I used the formula = original - lost/original = 528 -125/528..is there a different approach

Any suggestions pls..

Regards,
Anu

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04 May 2011, 23:38
528/12 = 44/ month is the weight to be lost.

44*3 = 132 is th total weight to be lost.

132-125 = 7 is the weight extra. Hence D.
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