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# Two years ago, Arthur gave each of his five children 20 perc

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Two years ago, Arthur gave each of his five children 20 percent of his fortune to invest in any way they saw Fit. In the first year, three of the children, Alice, Bob, and Carol, each earned a profit of 50 percent on their Investments, while two of the children, Dave and Errol, lost 40 percent on their investments. In the second Year, Alice and Bob each earned a 10 percent profit, Carol lost 60 percent, Dave earned 25 percent in profit, And Errol lost all the money he had remaining. What percentage of Arthur's fortune currently remains?

A. 93%
B. 97%
C. 100%
D. 107%
E. 120%

Originally posted by manishuol on 20 May 2013, 23:07.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 May 2013, 23:32, edited 1 time in total.
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20 May 2013, 23:39
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manishuol wrote:
Two years ago, Arthur gave each of his five children 20 percent of his fortune to invest in any way they saw Fit. In the first year, three of the children, Alice, Bob, and Carol, each earned a profit of 50 percent on their Investments, while two of the children, Dave and Errol, lost 40 percent on their investments. In the second Year, Alice and Bob each earned a 10 percent profit, Carol lost 60 percent, Dave earned 25 percent in profit, And Errol lost all the money he had remaining. What percentage of Arthur's fortune currently remains?

A. 93%
B. 97%
C. 100%
D. 107%
E. 120%

Say Arthur's fortune was \$100. Then:

A = 20*1.5*1.1 = 33
B = 20*1.5*1.1 = 33
C = 20*1.5*0.4 = 12
D = 20*0.6*1.25 = 15
E = 0

Total 33 + 33 + 12 + 15 = 93.

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21 May 2013, 00:54
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29 Jan 2014, 15:28
Bunuel wrote:
manishuol wrote:
Two years ago, Arthur gave each of his five children 20 percent of his fortune to invest in any way they saw Fit. In the first year, three of the children, Alice, Bob, and Carol, each earned a profit of 50 percent on their Investments, while two of the children, Dave and Errol, lost 40 percent on their investments. In the second Year, Alice and Bob each earned a 10 percent profit, Carol lost 60 percent, Dave earned 25 percent in profit, And Errol lost all the money he had remaining. What percentage of Arthur's fortune currently remains?

A. 93%
B. 97%
C. 100%
D. 107%
E. 120%

Say Arthur's fortune was \$100. Then:

A = 20*1.5*1.1 = 33
B = 20*1.5*1.1 = 33
C = 20*1.5*0.4 = 12
D = 20*0.6*1.25 = 15
E = 0

Total 33 + 33 + 12 + 15 = 93.

I think Bunuel's approach is fast enough. Anyways, one could use 100 as the total and then play with the numbers, its not that hard.

Hope it helps
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27 Jul 2014, 14:10
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manishuol wrote:
Two years ago, Arthur gave each of his five children 20 percent of his fortune to invest in any way they saw Fit. In the first year, three of the children, Alice, Bob, and Carol, each earned a profit of 50 percent on their Investments, while two of the children, Dave and Errol, lost 40 percent on their investments. In the second Year, Alice and Bob each earned a 10 percent profit, Carol lost 60 percent, Dave earned 25 percent in profit, And Errol lost all the money he had remaining. What percentage of Arthur's fortune currently remains?

A. 93%
B. 97%
C. 100%
D. 107%
E. 120%

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24 Jun 2017, 01:05
manishuol wrote:
Two years ago, Arthur gave each of his five children 20 percent of his fortune to invest in any way they saw Fit. In the first year, three of the children, Alice, Bob, and Carol, each earned a profit of 50 percent on their Investments, while two of the children, Dave and Errol, lost 40 percent on their investments. In the second Year, Alice and Bob each earned a 10 percent profit, Carol lost 60 percent, Dave earned 25 percent in profit, And Errol lost all the money he had remaining. What percentage of Arthur's fortune currently remains?

A. 93%
B. 97%
C. 100%
D. 107%
E. 120%

Simple -x as Artuhur's investment divided by 5 - let x be 2000

2000/5= 400

400(1.5) = 600 (3)

400(.60) = 240 (2)

Second Year

600(1.1) = 660 (2)
600(.40) = 240
240 (1.25) = 300

660(2) + 240 + 300 = 1860/2000

186/200 =93/100

Thus
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24 Jun 2017, 03:14
Percent fortune received by each of A, B, C, D, E = 20%.

Value of the fortune after the first year:
A - 30
B - 30
C - 30
D - 12
E - 12

Value of the fortune after the second year:
A - 33
B - 33
C - 12
D - 15
E - 0

If we assume the initial fortune to be \$100, what's left would be \$33 + \$33 + \$12 + \$15 = \$93 = 93%. Ans - A.
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22 Jul 2018, 08:15
I took around 3 minutes to solve this question. Though this question is quite easy, but is there any way that I can save some time
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18 Aug 2019, 12:05
Let each get 100 in first year :
Total asset : 500
At end of first year
A : 150 , B: 150, C : 150
D : 60, E : 60

At end of 2nd year
A: 165 , B: 165, C : 60, D : 75 ,E : 0
Total : 165+165+60+75 =465
% lost : 465/500 *100 : 93

IMO :A
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