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DI Set #5-number of televisions to the number

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DI Set #5-number of televisions to the number [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2014, 05:55
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In 1955, the ratio of the number of televisions to the number of people was approximately
A. 1 to 13
B. 1 to 23
C. 1 to 26
D. 1 to 50
E. 1 to 90

From 1940 to 1955, the percent increase in the number of televisions was closest to
A. 30
B. 130
C. 350
D. 450
E. 600

What was the approximate population of Town X in 1945?
A. 150
B. 750
C. 1500
D. 3000
E. 4500

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A,C,B

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Re: DI Set #5 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2015, 17:19
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soumya1989 wrote:
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In 1955, the ratio of the number of televisions to the number of people was approximately
A. 1 to 13
B. 1 to 23
C. 1 to 26
D. 1 to 50
E. 1 to 90

From 1940 to 1955, the percent increase in the number of televisions was closest to
A. 30
B. 130
C. 350
D. 450
E. 600

What was the approximate population of Town X in 1945?
A. 150
B. 750
C. 1500
D. 3000
E. 4500

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
A,C,B


In 1955, the ratio of the number of televisions to the number of people was approximately
A. 1 to 13
B. 1 to 23
C. 1 to 26
D. 1 to 50
E. 1 to 90

If we examine what's happening in 1955 with regard to population per television...
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...we see that there are approximately 13 people per 1 TV.

So, the ratio is 1 to 13

Answer:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
A


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Last edited by GreenlightTestPrep on 21 Apr 2015, 17:30, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: DI Set #5 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2015, 17:25
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soumya1989 wrote:
From 1940 to 1955, the percent increase in the number of televisions was closest to
A. 30
B. 130
C. 350
D. 450
E. 600



Let's check the number of televisions line for each year....
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In 1940, there were about 20 televisions, and in 1955, there were about 90 televisions.

Percent increase = 100(new - old)/old
= 100(90 - 20)/20
= 100(70)/20
= 100(3.5)
= 350
=
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C


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Last edited by GreenlightTestPrep on 21 Apr 2015, 17:31, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: DI Set #5 [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2015, 17:29
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soumya1989 wrote:

What was the approximate population of Town X in 1945?
A. 150
B. 750
C. 1500
D. 3000
E. 4500



When we check what was happening in 1945...
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we see that there were about 30 televisions.
We also see that there were about 25 people per television.
So, the total number of people =(30)(25)
= 750
Answer:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
B


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