Re: Quantitative reasoning

pick some easy values to work with ...

let S = 2

k = 6

T = 3

T = k/S

3 = 6/2

increase S by 50% ...

T = 6/3

T = 2

T changes from 3 to 2 ... a 33 1/3 % decrease

Re: Quantitative reasoning

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**fsiwaju** Hello,

**The quantities of ***S *and *T *are positive and related by the equation *S= k/T *where *k *is a constant. If the value of *S *increases by 50%, then the value of *T *decreases by what percent?

a) 25%

b) 33 1/3 %

c) 50%

d) 66 2/3 %

e) 75%

If and are positive and , then must be a positive constant.

So, let's assign positive numerical values to , , and such that .

For example, let , and .

These values work for .

Then,

and , which is a decrease of .