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Of the retail sector’s 1991 contribution to the arts,

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Of the retail sector’s 1991 contribution to the arts, \(\frac{1}{4}\) went to symphony orchestras and \(\frac{1}{2}\) of the remainder went to public television.Approximately how many million dollars more did the retail sector contribute to public television that year than to symphony orchestras?

A 5.2
B 6.3
C 10.4
D 13.0
E 19.5
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Re: Of the retail sector’s 1991 contribution to the arts, [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2018, 21:45
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Always read charts carefully. It's easy to look up the wrong information. In this case, we see that 1991's retail sector donated 8% of the total of $520 million. We need to find 1/4 of that and 1/2 of the remainder of that. There are several ways to do this but the order in which you find the answer can make it significantly easier.

For example, finding 8% of $520 million and then 1/4 of that might be a little tricky. But finding 1/4 of 8% first makes it much easier. This is of course 2%, representing the money donated to the symphony orchestras.

For the public television: half the remainder of the 8% means half of the 6%, which is 3%. Since public television is receiving 3% and symphony orchestras are receiving 2%, there is a 1% difference between them.

Since 1% of $520 million must be $5.2 million, the answer is A.
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