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# 14% of a company’s inventory shipped. If the company held on

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14% of a company’s inventory shipped. If the company held on [#permalink]  10 Oct 2017, 20:28
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14% of a company’s inventory shipped. If the company held on to 170,280 items then approximately how many items did they ship?

(A) 21,000

(B) 22,500

(C) 28,000

(D) 30,000

(E) 32,500

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Re: 14% of a company’s inventory shipped. If the company held on [#permalink]  10 Oct 2017, 20:48
Bunuel wrote:
14% of a company’s inventory shipped. If the company held on to 170,280 items then approximately how many items did they ship?

(A) 21,000

(B) 22,500

(C) 28,000

(D) 30,000

(E) 32,500

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From the statement we know 14% is shipped and 86% is left which equal to 170280

if x= total no. of items
then 0.86x = 170280

or x= 198000

Now 14% * x = 0.14 * 198000 = 27720 nearly equals to 28000. That is option C
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