GMAT Question of the Day

December 16, 2013



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

The total daily cost of operating a certain roller coaster is $600 plus $0.50 per person who rides the roller coaster. If on Tuesday, 1,500 people pay an average of $2 to ride the roller coaster, how much greater are the roller coaster's revenues than its operating costs?
(A) $2,400
(B) $2,250
(C) $1,650
(D) $900
(E) $150


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