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Hi,

I thought the answer is E) but turned out to be C)...Can anyone help me?

There were 36.000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold before the paperback version was issued. From the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the novel was sold. 9 times as many paperback copies as hardback copies were sold. If a total of 441.000 copies of the novel were sold in all, how many paperback copies were sold?
(A) 45.000
(B) 360.000
(C) 364.500
(D) 392.000
(E) 396.900

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Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:05 am
dunkin77 wrote:
Hi,

I thought the answer is E) but turned out to be C)...Can anyone help me?

There were 36.000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold before the paperback version was issued. From the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the novel was sold. 9 times as many paperback copies as hardback copies were sold. If a total of 441.000 copies of the novel were sold in all, how many paperback copies were sold?
(A) 45.000
(B) 360.000
(C) 364.500
(D) 392.000
(E) 396.900
Let H be the number of Hardback copies sold after they introduced the Paperback
Then 9*H will be the total number of paperbacks sold

Now the total no of copies sold = 36000 + H + 9*H =441000
=> 10H= 405000
H= 40500
No of paperbacks = 40500*9 (9H)

= 364500

C it is

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dunkin77 Really wants to Beat The GMAT!
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Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:55 am
I got it - Thanks!

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