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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 ## Before January, the price of a dress was D and the price of tagged by: AAPL ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 1 member reply ### Top Member ## Before January, the price of a dress was D and the price of ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Magoosh Before January, the price of a dress was D and the price of a matching pair of shoes was H. In January, the price of the dress increased by 40% and the price of the shoes increased by 50%. In March, Roberta bought both items with a 30% discount. If D = 5H, which of the following represents the amount that Roberta paid? A. D + 40 B. D + H - 1 C. D + 2H D. 5.95H E. 1.21D OA D ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15362 messages Followed by: 1866 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 AAPL wrote: Magoosh Before January, the price of a dress was D and the price of a matching pair of shoes was H. In January, the price of the dress increased by 40% and the price of the shoes increased by 50%. In March, Roberta bought both items with a 30% discount. If D = 5H, which of the following represents the amount that Roberta paid? A. D + 40 B. D + H - 1 C. D + 2H D. 5.95H E. 1.21D Let H=100 and D=500. D increased by 40% = 500 + (40/100)(500) = 500+200 = 700. H increased by 50% = 100 + (50/100)(100) = 100+50 = 150. New sum = 700+150 = 850. Amount paid = new sum discounted by 30% = 850 - (30/100)(850) = 850-255 = 595. The question stem asks for the amount paid. The correct answer must yield 595 when H=100 and D=500. Only D works: 5.95H = 5.95(100) = 595. The correct answer is D. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. ### Top Member Legendary Member Joined 29 Oct 2017 Posted: 977 messages Followed by: 4 members Price before January Dress = D Pair of shoes = H Price in January Dress = 1.4D Pair of shoes = 1.5H Total price = 1.4D + 1.5H Given that D = 5H Hence, total price = (1.4*5H) + 1.5H Total price = 8.5H But this was purchased at 30% of discount, therefore the total amount paid = 8.5*0.7*H = 5.95H. Regards! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2852 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 AAPL wrote: Magoosh Before January, the price of a dress was D and the price of a matching pair of shoes was H. In January, the price of the dress increased by 40% and the price of the shoes increased by 50%. In March, Roberta bought both items with a 30% discount. If D = 5H, which of the following represents the amount that Roberta paid? A. D + 40 B. D + H - 1 C. D + 2H D. 5.95H E. 1.21D OA D The new price of the dress is 1.4D, and the new price of the shoes is 1.5H. When purchased at a 30% discount, the prices are 0.7 x 1.4D = 0.98D and 0.7 x 1.5H = 1.05H. Since D = 5H, we have: 0.98(5H) + 1.05H 4.9H + 1.05H = 5.95H Answer: D _________________ 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 • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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