Carcass wrote:

Bella's Baubles wants to sell a necklace for $179.95 next week during their 60% off sale. How much should the price of the necklace be this week?

A. $71.98

B. $251.93

C. $287.92

D. $299.92

E. $449.88

Nice question!

This is especially GRE-worthy because, although it looks like we need to perform some long calculations, we can actually solve it using some estimation.

First recognize that

a 60% off sale means the sale price is less than half of the original priceNow let's test some possible values for the original price.

If the original price were $300, then the sale price would be less than $150 (after the 60% price reduction).

However, we're told that the sale price must be $179.95

So, the original price must be

greater than $300Only one answer choice meets that condition.

Answer: E

Cheers,

Brent

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Brent Hanneson – Creator of greenlighttestprep.com

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