SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 406: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 406

10.

According to the table above, x + y =

A. $32,000
B. $48,000
C. $60,000
D. $68,000
E. $80,000

Correct Answer: B

Explanation:

B We're solving for shirts and pants, which constitute 60% of total sales. Because shoes ($12,000) account for 15%, shirts and pants would be four times that amount, or $48,000. Another way to solve this is to find out the total value of sales and find 60% of that. If $20,000 represents 25% (or ) of sales, then the total must be $80,000. Using translation, you'll find that × $80,000 = $48,000.

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