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# Problem Solving Question

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20 Oct 2008, 14:19
Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?

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20 Oct 2008, 14:24
d)

The first part of the statement says 1/10 percent of 5000
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20 Oct 2008, 14:27
So it means 1/10th percent of A percent (1%)?
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20 Oct 2008, 14:35
mdavis wrote:
Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?

u have missed the missing part !!

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

1/10 *5000 - 1/10 * 1/100 * 5000 =500-50 =450
IMO D
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20 Oct 2008, 14:46
spriya wrote:
mdavis wrote:
Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?

u have missed the missing part !!

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

1/10 *5000 - 1/10 * 1/100 * 5000 =500-50 =450
IMO D

Didnt u get C?

Should be D tho...

500-5=495
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20 Oct 2008, 17:02
I am getting C too

1/10*(5000) - (.1)% *5000 = 500 - (0.1/100) *(5000) = 500 - 5 = 495
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20 Oct 2008, 21:47
spriya wrote:
mdavis wrote:
Hi, I am going through the OG and was wondering if this was a mistake? The question is:

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000, the difference is

(A) 0
(B) 50
(C) 450
(D) 495
(E) 500

Wouldn't both of those numbers be 500-500=0, or am I missing something here?

u have missed the missing part !!

When 1/10 percent of 5,000 is subtracted from 1/10 of 5,000

1/10 *5000 - 1/10 * 1/100 * 5000 =500-50 =450
IMO D

I think you added on extra zero in 50. It should be 500-5 = 495.
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21 Oct 2008, 07:32
You mean D

LiveStronger wrote:
I am getting C too

1/10*(5000) - (.1)% *5000 = 500 - (0.1/100) *(5000) = 500 - 5 = 495
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21 Oct 2008, 12:13
Oops
Yes D - 495

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