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# The promoters of the Springfield music festival estimated a 50 percent

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01 Sep 2016, 03:48
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The promoters of the Springfield music festival estimated a 50 percent increase in ticket sales from last year, but because of bad weather, ticket sales actually decreased by 25 percent from last year’s level. What percent of the projected ticket sales were the actual ticket sales?

A. 45
B. 50
C. 55
D. 65
E. 75

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01 Sep 2016, 04:08
Assuming 100 tickets were sold last year, projected ticket sales this year = 150(50% increase)
But actual ticket sales = 75 (25% decrease)
Now x%150=75 => x=50

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