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A salesman sold vacuum cleaners with a special 30-day...

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A salesman sold vacuum cleaners with a special 30-day, money-back guarantee. He sold a total of T vacuum cleaners at a price of D each. Q of the vacuum cleaners were returned within 30 days, and the salesman returned the money to those people. Which of the following expressions represents the money the salesman got from actual sales (people that kept their vacuum cleaners) as a percentage of the total amount of money that he made before having to make refunds?

A) 100% X TD/QD
B) 100% - Q/TD
C) (100% - (100QD))/TD
D) 100%(TD - QD)/TD
E) 100%(TD - QD)

The OA is D.

Can any expert assist me with this PS question, please? I need help to solve it. Thanks.

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A salesman sold vacuum cleaners with a special 30-day, money-back guarantee. He sold a total of T vacuum cleaners at a price of D each. Q of the vacuum cleaners were returned within 30 days, and the salesman returned the money to those people. Which of the following expressions represents the money the salesman got from actual sales (people that kept their vacuum cleaners) as a percentage of the total amount of money that he made before having to make refunds?

A) 100% X TD/QD
B) 100% - Q/TD
C) (100% - (100QD))/TD
D) 100%(TD - QD)/TD
E) 100%(TD - QD)

The OA is D.
Hi LUANDATO,
Let's take a look at your question.

Total Vacuum clear sold = T
Cost of each Vacuum cleaner = D
Total Money made for selling T Vacuum cleaners = TD

Number of Vacuum cleaners returned = Q
Amount that salesman had to refund = (Number of Vacuum cleaners)(Cost of each Vacuum cleaner)
= QD

The amount that salesman is left with, after refunds = TD - QD
We are asked to write this remaining amount as a percent of the Total money made before the refunds.
Percent Amount = 100%[(Amount that salesman is left with, after refunds)/(Total Money Made)]
$$=100\%\frac{\left(TD-QD\right)}{TD}$$

Therefore, Option D is correct.

Hope it helps.
I am available if you'd like any follow up.

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