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The price of an article of clothing was reduced from $25 to $20. The reduced price of the article was then increased by x percent to return it to $25.


Quantity A
Quantity B
x
20


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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The price of an article of clothing was reduced from $25 to $20. The reduced price of the article was then increased by x percent to return it to $25.


Quantity A
Quantity B
x
20


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.


To get the price back to $25 (from $20), we must add $5 to $20

$5/$20 = 1/4 = 25%
Since $5 is 25% of $20, we must increase the price by 25%
So, x = 25

We get:
Quantity A: 25
Quantity B: 20

Answer: A

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