SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 601: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 601

15.

A certain store sells televisions ranging in price from $500 to $5,000 in increments of $500. The graph above shows the total number of televisions sold at each price during the last 12 months. Approximately how much more revenue did the store collect from the televisions it sold priced at $3,500 than it did from the televisions it sold priced at $1,000 ?

A. $175,000
B. $250,000
C. $275,000
D. $350,000
E. $525,000

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

C The revenue is the cost of television × number of televisions sold. We need the information from the graph only for the television that costs $3,500 and for the television that costs $1,000 in order to determine how much more revenue the $3,500 television produced. There were 150 of the $3,500 televisions sold, for a revenue of $525,000. There were 250 of the $1,000 televisions sold, for a revenue of $250,000. The difference between the two is $525,000 – $250,000 = $275, 000, as seen in C.

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