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# If the dollar amount of sales at store P was \$800,000 for 20

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If the dollar amount of sales at store P was \$800,000 for 20 [#permalink]  05 Jan 2017, 02:47
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If the dollar amount of sales at store P was \$800,000 for 2006, what was the dollar amount of sales at that store in 2008 ?

(A) \$727,200
(B) \$792,000
(C) \$800,000
(D) \$880,000
(E) \$968,000
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Re: If the dollar amount of sales at store P was \$800,000 for 20 [#permalink]  10 Jan 2017, 08:19
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According to Figure 8, if the dollar amount of sales at Store P was \$800,000 for 2006, then it was 10 percent greater for 2007, which is 110 percent of that amount, or \$880,000. For 2008 the amount was 90 percent of \$880,000, which is \$792,000. The correct answer is Choice B, \$792,000.

Note that an increase of 10 percent for one year and a decrease of 10 percent for the following year does not result in the same dollar amount as the original dollar amount because the base that is used in computing the percents is \$800,000 for the first change but \$880,000 for the second change.
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