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    This seems to be rather common GRE Exam Question
    Which appears to harder that what it is
    It looks like a similar triagle solution
    $\dfrac{800}{7000}=\dfrac{x}{1400}$
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    Quote Originally Posted by karush View Post
    This seems to be rather common GRE Exam Question
    Which appears to harder that what it is
    It looks like a similar triagle solution
    $\dfrac{800}{7000}=\dfrac{x}{1400}$
    800/7000 = x/1400

    It's a little bit of smoke.

    80/700 = x/1400

    8/70 = x/1400

    8/7 = x/140

    8/1 = x/20

    Look easier?

    Anyone whose first move is to produce 112,000 = 700x simply isn't paying attention.

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    "Anyone whose first move is to produce 112,000 = 700x" solves problems like this by immediately plugging numbers into a calculator!

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