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GMAT Official Guide 2019 A certain restaurant that regularly

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A certain restaurant that regularly advertises through the mail has 1,040 cover letters and 3,000 coupons in stock. In its next mailing, each envelope will contain 1 cover letter and 2 coupons. If all of the cover letters in stock are used, how many coupons will remain in stock after this mailing?


A. 920

B. 1,040

C. 1,500

D. 1,960

E. 2,080

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BTGmoderatorDC wrote:
A certain restaurant that regularly advertises through the mail has 1,040 cover letters and 3,000 coupons in stock. In its next mailing, each envelope will contain 1 cover letter and 2 coupons. If all of the cover letters in stock are used, how many coupons will remain in stock after this mailing?


A. 920

B. 1,040

C. 1,500

D. 1,960

E. 2,080
Since all 1,040 cover letters were used, twice as many coupons, or 2,080 coupons, were used. Therefore, there are 3,000 - 2,080 = 920 coupons left.

Answer: A

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Hi All,

We're told that a certain restaurant that regularly advertises through the mail has 1,040 cover letters and 3,000 coupons in stock and that in its next mailing, each envelope will contain 1 cover letter and 2 coupons. We're asked if ALL of the cover letters in stock are used, then how many coupons will remain in stock after this mailing. This question comes down to some basic note-taking and Arithmetic.

Each envelope will include 1 cover letter - and since ALL cover letters are going to be sent, then that will create 1040 envelopes...
Each of the envelopes will also include 2 coupons, so a total of (2)(1040) = 2080 coupons will be used.
With 3000 total coupons available, there will be 3000 - 2080 = 920 coupons remaining after the next mailing.

Final Answer: A

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