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# The profit from the sale of a certain appliance, with the no

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The profit from the sale of a certain appliance, with the no of units sold. Did the profit exceed \$4million on sales of 380,000 units?

1.)The profit exceeded \$2 million on sales of 200,000 units.
2.)The profit exceeded \$5 million on the sales of 350,000 units.

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16 Jan 2008, 19:43
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I would have to go with B here.

1) You find minimum profit per unit by dividing 2million by 200,000 to get at least \$10 per unit. Multiply \$10 by 380,000 units, you know that there was at least \$3.8M in profit. Does it exceed \$4M? We don't know. Insufficient

2) Minimum profit made \$5M/350,000units = \$14. \$14*380,000units=\$5.32M. Exceeds \$4M profit. Sufficient.

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16 Jan 2008, 20:21
B clearly tells you what you need to know

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17 Jan 2008, 05:34
pmenon wrote:
B clearly tells you what you need to know

Right, choice A does not give everything you need to be certain. You could have exceeded that number, but maybe not. Choice B leaves nothing in doubt.

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17 Jan 2008, 06:44
AVakil wrote:
pmenon wrote:
B clearly tells you what you need to know

Right, choice A does not give everything you need to be certain. You could have exceeded that number, but maybe not. Choice B leaves nothing in doubt.

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