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Emma spent $75 buying a used bicycle and $27

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Emma spent $75 buying a used bicycle and $27 repairing it. Then she sold the bicycle for 40 percent more than the total amount she spent buying and repairing it.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The price at which Emma
sold the bicycle
$140



A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.


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Re: Emma spent $75 buying a used bicycle and $27 [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2020, 20:49
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This is what we'd refer to as an "apply percent change" question. As the mathematical solution has been given, here's how I'd do this problem.

There's actually no need to do any math in this question. If you recognize that quantity B is $100+40% and quantity A is a number greater than $100+ 40% there's no need to calculate it at all. We know A has to be greater.

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Don't do any calculations if you can help it. It costs time and introduces a chance to make a careless mistake.
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Money spent buying the bike: $75
Money spent repairing the bike: $27
Money spent altogether: $75+$27= $102

Sold the bike for 40% more than $102
102*1.4=142.8

142.8>140

Final Answer: A
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