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# The table shows the number of shares of each of the 5 stocks

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Updated on: 09 Jul 2013, 05:40
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Stock - Number of shares
V ------------------- 68
W ----------------- 112
X ------------------- 56
Y ------------------- 94
Z ------------------- 45

The table shows the number of shares of each of the 5 stocks owned by Mr Sami. If Mr Sami was to sell 20 shares of Stock X and buy 24 shares of stock Y, what would be the increase in the range of the numbers of shares of the 5 stocks owned by Mr. Sami?

A 4
B. 6
C. 9
D. 15
E. 20

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Originally posted by LM on 27 Apr 2010, 09:01.
Last edited by Bunuel on 09 Jul 2013, 05:40, edited 1 time in total.
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27 Apr 2010, 09:21
LM wrote:

Range = Highest -lowest

Current range is Holding of W - Z = (112-45) = 67.

Once Y has 24 more shares its holding is 118.

So new Range is (118-45) = 73.

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27 Apr 2010, 10:50
Stock - Number of shares
V ------------------- 68
W ----------------- 112
X ------------------- 56
Y ------------------- 94
Z ------------------- 45

The table shows the number of shares of each of the 5 stocks owned by Mr Sami. If Mr Sami was to sell 20 shares of Stock X and buy 24 shares of stock Y, what would be the increase in the range of the numbers of shares of the 5 stocks owned by Mr. Sami?

A 4
B. 6
C. 9
D. 15
E. 20

Original range = highest # - lowest # = W - Z = 112 - 45 = 67.

New range = new highest # - new lowest # = Y - X = 118-36=82.

Difference=New range - original range =82-67=15.

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23 Aug 2010, 18:15
uzzy12 wrote:
Stock Number of Shares
V 68
W 112
X 56
Y 94
Z 45

The table shows the number of shares of each of the 5 stocks owned by Mr. Sami. If Mr. Sami was to sell 20 shares of Stock X and buy 24 shares of Stock Y, what would be the increase in the range of the numbers of shares of the 5 stockes owned by Mr. Sami?

A. 4
B. 6
C. 9
D. 15
E. 20

Within the given set of stocks the range is (Highest number of stocks - Lowest number of stocks)
= 112 - 45 = 67

Also new number of X stocks would be 36 and Y would be 118. Hence the new range is 118 - 36 = 82.

Increase in the range is 82 - 67 = 15.

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Original Range = 112 - 45
new Range = 118 - 36
so increase in range = 15
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