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During the second quarter of 1984, a total of 2,976,000 domestic cars were sold. If this was 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter of 1984, how cars many were sold during the first quarter?

A. 714,240
B. 2,261,760
C. 2,400,000
D. 3,690,240
E. 3,915,790

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BTGmoderatorLU wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:57 am
Source: GMAT Paper Tests

During the second quarter of 1984, a total of 2,976,000 domestic cars were sold. If this was 24% greater than the number sold during the first quarter of 1984, how cars many were sold during the first quarter?

A. 714,240
B. 2,261,760
C. 2,400,000
D. 3,690,240
E. 3,915,790

The OA is C
Solution:

We can let the first quarter sales be x dollars and create the equation:


2,976,000 = 1.24x

x = 2,976,000/1.24 = 2,400,000

Answer: C

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