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# The discount offer "Buy 2 and get 3" is equivalent to what percentage

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The discount offer "Buy 2 and get 3" is equivalent to what percentage discount?

A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 33.33%
D) 40%
E) 50%

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24 Oct 2018, 03:31
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GMATinsight wrote:
The discount offer "Buy 2 and get 3" is equivalent to what percentage discount?

A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 33.33%
D) 40%
E) 50%

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Let each item be of 100, so 2*100=200 is given
Profit of 300-200=100..
%=100*100/300=33.33%

C

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24 Oct 2018, 03:39
GMATinsight wrote:
The discount offer "Buy 2 and get 3" is equivalent to what percentage discount?

A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 33.33%
D) 40%
E) 50%

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Let the price of the commodity is 'x'.

Price of 2 nos of commodities=2x
Price of 3 nos of commodities=3x

Discounted price=3x-2x=x

So %discount=$$\frac{Discounted_price}{Total_price}*100=\frac{x}{3x}*100$$=33.33%

Ans. (C)
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24 Oct 2018, 14:49
GMATinsight wrote:
The discount offer "Buy 2 and get 3" is equivalent to what percentage discount?

A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 33.33%
D) 40%
E) 50%

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$$?\,\, = \,\,\Delta \% \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\left( {\Delta \% < 0} \right)$$

Three items with price of (say) $10 each would cost$30 (all 3 of them) but they are offered by \$20 (all 3 of them). Hence:

$$?\,\,\,\, = \,\,\,\,\Delta \% \,\,\left( {30 \to 20} \right)\,\,\,\, = \,\,\,\,{{20 - 30} \over {30}}\,\,\,\, = \,\,\,\, - {1 \over 3}\,\,\,\, = \,\,\,\, - 33{1 \over 3}\%$$

This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method.

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25 Oct 2018, 07:56
GMATinsight wrote:
The discount offer "Buy 2 and get 3" is equivalent to what percentage discount?

A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 33.33%
D) 40%
E) 50%

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2B = 3F = 6 (Say)

So, B = 3 and F = 2

Thus, percentage discount is $$\frac{(3 - 2 )}{3}*100 = 33.33$$ % ; Answer must be (C)
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25 Oct 2018, 18:08
GMATinsight wrote:
The discount offer "Buy 2 and get 3" is equivalent to what percentage discount?

A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 33.33%
D) 40%
E) 50%

Let’s say the cost of 1 item is 2 dollars. So, without the discount, 3 items would cost 6 dollars. But with the discount, the 3 items would cost 4 dollars. Thus, the percent discount is:

(4 - 6)/6 x 100 = -2/6 x 100 = -1/3 x 100 = 33.33% discount.

Alternate Solution:

Let the price of one item be x. We only pay 2x but get 3 items in return; thus we end up paying 2x/3 per item. Thus, the discount on one item is x - 2x/3 = x/3; which represents a discount of (x/3)/x = 1/3 = 33.33%.

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