PCAT Quantitative Reasoning – Bagel Stand Profits
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 Oct 25, 2017
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Explanation
A is correct. To solve, which can simply calculate the profit in each quarter using a calculator. First we must take into account the $0.50 manufacturing cost, so the profit per bagel is:
Plain: $1.50 – $0.50 = $1.00
Cinnamon = $1.80 – $0.50 = $1.30
Sesame = $1.60 – $0.50 = $1.10
Then we can calculate the profit from each quarter by multiplying the number of each type of bagel sold by its profit value, and then adding these together.
Q1: (5100)($1.00) + (4250)($1.30) + (1300)($1.10) = $12,055
Q2: (4930)($1.00) + (3800)($1.30) + (1510)($1.10) = $11,531
Q3: (5600)($1.00) + (3750)($1.30) + (1420)($1.10) = $12,037
Q4: (5840)($1.00) + (2900)($1.30) + (1580)($1.10) = $11,348
Therefore, the highest profit occurred in quarter 1.
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