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Standard Baking Company produced 13,680 donuts in 1996. In 1997, that number increased by 37.5%. In 1998, that number was 88.8(8)% of the number produced in 1997. In 1999, the number was 10% less than in 1998. How many donuts did Standard Baking Company make it 1999?

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C. 15048
D. 15236
E. 16074
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Bunuel wrote:
Standard Baking Company produced 13,680 donuts in 1996. In 1997, that number increased by 37.5%. In 1998, that number was 88.8(8)% of the number produced in 1997. In 1999, the number was 10% less than in 1998. How many donuts did Standard Baking Company make it 1999?

A. 1881
B. 2131
C. 15048
D. 15236
E. 16074


1996 - 13680 (assume x)
1997 - (11/8)*x (37.5 is 3/8)
1998 - (11/8)*(88/99) (Recurring to fraction conversion)
1999 - (11/8)*(88/99)*(90/100) (90/100 is 10% less than )
On solving you get (11/10)*x

(11/10)*13680 = 13680+1368 = 15048 (Only one answer ended with 8 so not necessary to solve complete)

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Assume a number for the number of donuts produced in 1996 to make calculations easier.
If that number were 200.

In 1997, there will be an increase of 37.5%, making the total number of donuts produced 275.
In 1998, there will be an decrease of approximately 11.1%, making the number of donuts around 244.2.
In 1999, again since there is a decrease of 10%, the number of donuts is around 220.
So, essentially, there is a 10% increase in the donuts from initial number of 200(in 1996) to 220 in 1999.

Coming back to the problem, it has been given that the donuts produced in 1996 is 13680.
So the number of donuts that are produced in 1999 : 13680+1368(10%) = 15048(Option C)
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Assume a number for the number of donuts produced in 1996 to make calculations easier.
If that number were 200.

In 1997, there will be an increase of 37.5%, making the total number of donuts produced 275.
In 1998, there will be an decrease of approximately 11.1%, making the number of donuts around 244.2.
In 1999, again since there is a decrease of 10%, the number of donuts is around 220.
So, essentially, there is a 10% increase in the donuts from initial number of 200(in 1996) to 220 in 1999.

Coming back to the problem, it has been given that the donuts produced in 1996 is 13680.
So the number of donuts that are produced in 1999 : 13680+1368(10%) = 15048(Option C)
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Assume a number for the number of donuts produced in 1996 to make calculations easier.
If that number were 200.

In 1997, there will be an increase of 37.5%, making the total number of donuts produced 275.
In 1998, there will be an decrease of approximately 11.1%, making the number of donuts around 244.2.
In 1999, again since there is a decrease of 10%, the number of donuts is around 220.
So, essentially, there is a 10% increase in the donuts from initial number of 200(in 1996) to 220 in 1999.

Coming back to the problem, it has been given that the donuts produced in 1996 is 13680.
So the number of donuts that are produced in 1999 : 13680+1368(10%) = 15048(Option C)


Thank you for the technique , when I couldn't solve manually I ended up using the calculator. Even then, although I got option C my answer was different from what is given.
Thanks to Bunuel for such a good question.
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