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# QOTD#12 Happy Puppy pet depot sales

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QOTD#12 Happy Puppy pet depot sales [#permalink]  28 Nov 2016, 17:08
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Question 9 In 2003, how many categories of animals individually accounted for more than 20% of the depot’s annual sales?
Enter the values

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2

Question 10 From 2002 to 2003, what was the increase in the total number of goldfish sold?
A. 5
B. 70
C. 225
D. 850
E. 1,380

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D

Question 11 By approximately what percent did total cat sales change from 2002 to 2003?
A. 0%
B. 1%
C. 2%
D. 5%
E. 9%

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A

Question 12 The total sales at Happy Puppy Pet Depot is calculated by adding the sales from Store A to those from Store B. Both stores sold an equal number of pets in 2002. If the sales of pets in Store A increased by 34% in 2003, by approximately what percent did sales decrease in Store B during the same year?
A. 12%
B. 34%
C. 42%
D. 66%
E. 97%

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A

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Re: QOTD#12 Happy Puppy pet depot sales [#permalink]  28 Nov 2016, 17:14
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Explanation

Question 9. In 2003, only dogs and goldfish each accounted for more than 20% of the store’s total sales.

Question 10. The number of goldfish sold in 2002 was 35% of 9,000, or 3,150 goldfish. The number of goldfish in 2003 was 40% of 10,000, or 4,000. To find the difference, simply subtract: 4,000 - 3,150 = 850.
Hence option D is correct.

Question 11. Total cat sales in 2002 can be calculated as 10% of 9,000, or 900 total cats. In 2003, the figure is 9% of 10,000, or 900 total cats. Therefore, the same number of cats was sold in both years. The answer is choice (A).
Hence option A is correct.

Question 12. Store A and Store B both sold an equal number of pets in 2002, meaning both sold 4,500 animals. If the total number of pets sold by Store A then increases by 34%, Store A sold 6,030 animals in 2003. The total number of animals sold in 2003 was 10,000, meaning store B sold only 3,970 pets. Use the percent change formula: \frac{(4500 - 3970)}{4500}*100 to get choice (A).
Hence option A is correct.
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Re: QOTD#12 Happy Puppy pet depot sales [#permalink]  21 Apr 2017, 13:21
Hi Sandy,

I think the question needs to be reviewed as data shows total number of animals were 10000 in 2002 and 9000 in 2003 .However, the answers are calculated considering
total number of animals as 9000 in 2002 and 10000 in 2003.
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Re: QOTD#12 Happy Puppy pet depot sales [#permalink]  21 Apr 2017, 17:13
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Hi Sandy,

I think the question needs to be reviewed as data shows total number of animals were 10000 in 2002 and 9000 in 2003 .However, the answers are calculated considering
total number of animals as 9000 in 2002 and 10000 in 2003.

Hi

thanks for pointing it out! You are quite right that the calculations based off of the data is wrong. These are the official answers given in the Princeton review.

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Re: QOTD#12 Happy Puppy pet depot sales [#permalink]  10 Jul 2017, 04:23
please do neccesary changes there are some flaws in the question and the solution provided below
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