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The number of states in the two population categories C

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The number of states in the two population categories C [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2018, 15:22
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The number of states in the two population categories C and D was approximately what percent greater than the number in the four population categories from E through H ?

A 36%

B 33%

C 30%

D 27%

E 20%
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Re: The number of states in the two population categories C [#permalink] New post 02 Mar 2018, 15:16
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Actually, the stem is asking for a percent decrease, in disguise.

The number of states in C and D categories is 15 and the number of states in E to through H categories is 11.

This means \(\frac{15-11}{11} = 0.36 *100 = 36 %\)

A is the correct answer.
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