# CAT Quantitative Aptitude Questions | CAT Percentages Problems - Variables

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Question 14 : A is x % more than B. B is y % less than C. If A, B and C are positive and A is greater than C, find the relation between x and y.

1. y (100 - x) < 100x
2. y (100 - x) > 100x
3. y (100 + x) < 100x
4. y (100 + x) > 100x

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##### Method of solving this CAT Question from Percentages: Again comparison of A, B and C but in terms of x and y.

a = (1 + x) b
b = c (1 - y)
c = $$frac{b}{1 - y}\\$ a is greater than c or b$1 + x) > $$frac{b}{1 - y}\\$ => 1 + x > $\frac{1}{1 - y}\\$ =>$1 + x) (1 - y) > 1
=> 1 + x - y - xy > 1
=> x > y (1 + x)
Converting back to percentages...

=> $$frac{x}{100}\\$ > $\frac{y}{100}\\$$$$frac{100}{100}\\$ + $\frac{x}{100}\\$) Therefore, y$100 + x) < 100x

The question is " find the relation between x and y. "

##### Hence, the answer is y (100 + x) < 100x

Choice C is the correct answer.

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