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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, 30% of which are tagged by: swerve ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, 30% of which are ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, 30% of which are silver. If the dealership receives a new shipment of 80 cars, 40% of which are not silver, what percentage of the total number of cars are silver? A. 35% B. 37.5% C. 45% D. 47.5% E. 50% The OA is E. Source: Manhattan Prep ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Dec 2012 Posted: 2047 messages Followed by: 238 members Upvotes: 1443 Original: 30% of 40 cars are silver --> 12 cars are silver. New shipment: 40% are NOT silver --> 60% are silver 60% of 80 cars --> 48 silver cars Total: silver: 12 + 48 = 60 all: 40 + 80 = 120 60/120 = 50% of all cars are silver The answer is E. _________________ Ceilidh Erickson Manhattan Prep GMAT & GRE instructor EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education Manhattan Prep instructors all have 99th+ percentile scores and expert teaching experience. Sign up for a FREE TRIAL, and learn why we have the highest ratings in the GMAT industry! Free Manhattan Prep online events - The first class of every online Manhattan Prep course is free. Classes start every week. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2424 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 swerve wrote: A car dealership has 40 cars on the lot, 30% of which are silver. If the dealership receives a new shipment of 80 cars, 40% of which are not silver, what percentage of the total number of cars are silver? A. 35% B. 37.5% C. 45% D. 47.5% E. 50% The OA is E. Source: Manhattan Prep Before the shipment, the car dealership has 0.3 x 40 = 12 silver cars. The shipment has 0.6 x 80 = 48 silver cars. Thus, after the shipment, the dealership has 12 + 48 = 60 silver cars out of a total of 40 + 80 = 120 cars. We see that the percentage of cars that are silver is 60/120 = 1/2 = 50%. Answer: E _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO scott@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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