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Quantative Comparison Question #2- A book with 80,000 words

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Quantative Comparison Question #2- A book with 80,000 words [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2015, 08:13
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A book with 80,000 words costs $24 and a story has 1,000 words costs $1.


Quantity A
Price per word of the book

Quantity B
Price per word of the short story


[Reveal] Spoiler:
In Quantity A, 24/80,00=0.003, 0r .03 cents per word.
In Quantity B, 1/1000=.001, or .01 cents per word.
Quantity B is much larger. Not that your calculation was not strictly necessary---it would have been more efficient to notice that the book costs 24 times the story but has 80 times the words. (then remember to choose the larger amount!)
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Quantative Comparison Question #2 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2015, 14:12
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Osira wrote:
Question:

A book with 80,000 words costs $24 and a short story has 1,000 words costs $1.

Quantity A : Price per word of the book
Quantity B : Price per word of the short story


Here's one approach:

If a story has 1,000 words costs $1, then a a story has 24 TIMES as many words will cost 24 TIMES as much.
In other words, a short story with 24,000 words will cost $24
Compare this to the book with 80,000 words that costs $24

Both now cost $24, but the short story has far fewer words.
That means the price per word of the short story is GREATER THAN the price per word of the book.

Answer:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
B


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Re: Quantative Comparison Question #2- A book with 80,000 words [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2017, 05:40
Is it right to reason on the price per word if both the book and the short story would have 1000 words? In this case, the price of a 1000-page book would be (24$/80,000)*1000 = 0.3 $ and the price of a 1000-page short story is 24 $. Then, B is the answer!
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