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The length of rectangle B is 10 percent less than the length

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The length of rectangle B is 10 percent less than the length [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2017, 08:41
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The length of rectangle B is 10 percent less than the length of rectangle A, and the width of rectangle B is 10 percent greater than the width of rectangle A.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of rectangle A
The area of rectangle B



A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: The length of rectangle B is 10 percent less than the length [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2017, 16:56
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Explanation

Lets assume length of rectangle A is x and width of rectangle A is y.

Clearly area of rectangle A = \(x \times y\)

Now, length of rectangle B is 10 percent less than the length of rectangle A

length of rectangle B = 0.9 x

width of rectangle B is 10 percent greater than the width of rectangle A

width of rectangle B = 1.1 y

Clearly area of rectangle B \(= 0.9 x \times 1.1 y = 0.99 \times x \times y\).

Irrespective of values of x and y (which can only be positive real numbers), Quantity A is always greater.

Hence option A is correct.
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Re: The length of rectangle B is 10 percent less than the length [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2019, 21:12
but if we assume area of B is xy then what happened?
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Re: The length of rectangle B is 10 percent less than the length [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2019, 05:24
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Not sure what did you mean .........

Please, elaborate further

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