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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 ## There were 36,000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold tagged by: AAPL ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## There were 36,000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult GMAT Paper Tests There were 36,000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold before the paperback version was issued. From the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the novel was sold 9 times as many paperback copies as hardback copies were sold. If a total of 441,000 copies of the novel were sold in all, how many paperback copies were sold? A. 45,000 B. 360,000 C. 364,500 D. 392,000 E. 396,900 OA C. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12829 messages Followed by: 1247 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 AAPL wrote: There were 36,000 hardback copies of a certain novel sold before the paperback version was issued. From the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the novel was sold 9 times as many paperback copies as hardback copies were sold. If a total of 441,000 copies of the novel were sold in all, how many paperback copies were sold? A. 45,000 B. 360,000 C. 364,500 D. 392,000 E. 396,900 From the time the first paperback copy was sold until the last copy of the novel was sold 9 times as many paperback copies as hardback copies were sold Let x = number of hardback copies sold during this time So 9x = number of paperback copies sold during this time So, x + 9x = total number of copies sold DURING THIS TIME PERIOD A total of 441,000 copies of the novel were sold in all GIVEN: 36,000 hardback copies sold BEFORE the paperback version was issued. So, we get: 36,000 + x + 9x = 441,000 Simplify: 36,000 + 10x = 441,000 We get: 10x = 405,000 Solve: x = 40,500 This also means 9x = 9(40,500) = 364,500 So, 364,500 paperback copies were Answer: C Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use our video course along with Sign up for our free Question of the Day emails And check out all of our free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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