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# Was the price of a certain stereo in March greater than its price in

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Was the price of a certain stereo in March greater than its price in May?

(1) The price of the stereo in March was 80 percent of its price in April.
(2) The price of the stereo in April was 120 percent of its price in May

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11 Aug 2016, 08:36
Bunuel wrote:
Was the price of a certain stereo in March greater than its price in May?

(1) The price of the stereo in March was 80 percent of its price in April.
(2) The price of the stereo in April was 120 percent of its price in May

Given to find P(mar) > P(May) ?

Stat 1: let the price be 100 then

P(mar) = 80 ; and P(Apr) = 100.... Insufficient to relate Mar and May...

Stat 2: P(Apr) is 120% P(May)....Insufficient to relate Mar and May...

Stat 1 + Stat 2: If we 80(Mar) , 100 (Apr) and may value is less than 120% of April...as per our case we get less than 100 i.e. some negative.

So def P(mar) > P(May) ...Sufficient...

IMO option C is correct answer...

OA please..will correct if I missed anything..
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Bunuel wrote:
Was the price of a certain stereo in March greater than its price in May?

(1) The price of the stereo in March was 80 percent of its price in April.
(2) The price of the stereo in April was 120 percent of its price in May

Let,The price of the stereo in April = 100.

(1)here, The price of the stereo in March (80) <The price of the stereo in April (100); no information about Its price in May ,Not Sufficient

(2)here, The price of the stereo in April (100) <The price of the stereo in May(100*$$\frac{120}{100}$$,or $$\frac{1000}{12}$$,or greater than 80); no information about Its price in March ,Not Sufficient

(1)+(2) The price of the stereo in March (80)<The price of the stereo in May(greater than 80)

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