BLATANTLY EASY MATH QUESTION THAT I got wrong!

Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: October 2003 Archive: BLATANTLY EASY MATH QUESTION THAT I got wrong!
 By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:15 pm: Edit

wtf

A bookstore has 100 books on sale. If 80 of them are paperbacks and 44 of them are mysteries, what is the least possible number of paperback mysteries on sale?

A- 18
B- 24
C- 28
D- 36
E- 44

wtf? wut kinda of question is dis did i juss get a brain fart wut is wrong wit me !!??!?!? its a number 15 relatively simple! I might get heartache sum1 plz explain

 By Doofus (Doofus) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:18 pm: Edit

If thats not B im going to shoot myself

 By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:20 pm: Edit

yah thats B wtf is wrong wit me why is it B, i am in the process of shooting my self. I first thought it was 44, bc isnt ti asking wut is the least mysterious books on sale? And it sales 80 of them are papers backs and from the 80, 44 are mysterious and they are ALL On sale?

 By I1lmatics (I1lmatics) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:22 pm: Edit

100-80 =20

44-20=24 B

what the problem is

 By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:29 pm: Edit

isnt it saying If 80 of them are papeper backs 44 of them are mysteries. So 44 out of the 80 are paper backs right? doesnt it say that?

 By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:36 pm: Edit

Akaflex~

How many books are NOT paperbacks?

If ALL of the non-paperbacks were mysteries, how many paperback mysteries could you possibly have?

 By Akaflex (Akaflex) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:38 pm: Edit

I just dont get 1 thing why does it say If 80 of them are paper back and 44 of them are mysteries. Isnt tat implying that those 44 all have to be paper back ?

 By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:38 pm: Edit

Why must all of the mysteries be paperbacks? The real SAT's language is always very succinct; don't ever blame the wording.

 By Interested123 (Interested123) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:38 pm: Edit

look, if u add 44 and 80 thats obviosusly over a 100 so u have an overlap. subtract 80 from 100 to detemrmine the non paperback, then subtract the result (20) from 44 to eliminate the nonpaperback mysteries = 24.

 By Jason817 (Jason817) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 09:42 pm: Edit

It's not saying that 44 OF THE 88 are mysteries. It's saying 44 OF THE 100 are.

 By Interested123 (Interested123) on Thursday, October 09, 2003 - 10:00 pm: Edit

20 are non paperback, you want the LEAST amount of paperback mysteries so assume all 20 of the nonpaperbacks were mysteries and subtract from 44 to give u 24.