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A case contains c cartons.

Post Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:34 pm
A case contains c cartons. Each carton contains b boxes, and each box contains 100 paper clips. How many paper clips are contained in 2 cases?

A) 100bc

B) 100b/c

C) 200bc

D) 200b/c

E) 200/bc

Answer: C

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Post Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:34 pm
One last kinda mindless way of solving it:

We know that the number of clips must be greater than the number of boxes, since there's more than one paper clip in each box. That means that

# of paper clips > 2 * c * b

So we should have either A or C.

We remember that there are 100 paper clips PER box, so we should also have more than 100bc, as that represents in the number in one box.

From there it must be C, and we're set!

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Post Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:34 pm
One last kinda mindless way of solving it:

We know that the number of clips must be greater than the number of boxes, since there's more than one paper clip in each box. That means that

# of paper clips > 2 * c * b

So we should have either A or C.

We remember that there are 100 paper clips PER box, so we should also have more than 100bc, as that represents in the number in one box.

From there it must be C, and we're set!

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