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The Quest for 700: Weekly GMAT Challenge

Each week Manhattan GMAT posts a GMAT question on our blog and follows up with the answer the next day. Are you up for the challenge?

At the beginning of 2011, Albert invests $15,000 at 10% simple annual interest, $6,000 at 7% simple annual interest, and $x at 8% simple annual interest. If, by the end of 2011, Albert receives interest totaling 9% of the sum of his three investments, then the ratio of $x to the sum of his two other investments is
 
(A) 1 : 3
(B) 1 : 4
(C) 1 : 6
(D) 1 : 7
(E) 1 : 8



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