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# The price of an article of clothing was reduced from \$25 to

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The price of an article of clothing was reduced from \$25 to [#permalink]  12 Aug 2019, 02:11
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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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Re: The price of an article of clothing was reduced from \$25 to [#permalink]  12 Aug 2019, 09:47
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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

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