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# WHen ticket sales began, Pat was the nth customer in line

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WHen ticket sales began, Pat was the nth customer in line for a ticket, and customers purchased their tickets at the rate of x customers per minute. Of the following, which best approximates the time, in minutes, that Pat had to wait in line from the moment ticket sales began?

a) (n-1)x
b) n+x-1
c) (n-1)/x
d) x/(n-1)
e) n/(x-1)

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Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
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17 Aug 2008, 02:28
puma wrote:
WHen ticket sales began, Pat was the nth customer in line for a ticket, and customers purchased their tickets at the rate of x customers per minute. Of the following, which best approximates the time, in minutes, that Pat had to wait in line from the moment ticket sales began?

a) (n-1)x
b) n+x-1
c) (n-1)/x
d) x/(n-1)
e) n/(x-1)

Pat = nth customer
Rate = (x customers)/min

pats turn will come when the customer before him is finished with their purchase. So pat is (n-1).

Answer = (n-1)/x (trying to get minutes in the numerator)

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