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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## A basketball team’s current roster consists of g guards an tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## A basketball team’s current roster consists of g guards an ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Veritas Prep A basketball team’s current roster consists of g guards and f forwards. If 2 guards join and 1 forward leaves, what is the probability that a player chosen at random is a guard? A. $$\frac{g}{g+f}$$ B. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f}$$ C. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+3}$$ D. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+1}$$ E. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+2}$$ The OA is D ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Aug 2016 Posted: 1821 messages Followed by: 29 members Upvotes: 470 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Veritas Prep A basketball team’s current roster consists of g guards and f forwards. If 2 guards join and 1 forward leaves, what is the probability that a player chosen at random is a guard? A. $$\frac{g}{g+f}$$ B. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f}$$ C. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+3}$$ D. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+1}$$ E. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+2}$$ The OA is D The number of guards now = g + 2 and the number of forwards now = f - 1 Total number of players = g + 2 + f - 1 = g + f +1 The probability that a player chosen at random is a guard = number of guards / total number of players = (g + 2) / (g + f +1) The correct answer: D Hope this helps! -Jay _________________ Manhattan Review GMAT Prep Locations: GMAT Classes Birmingham | GMAT Prep Courses Singapore | LSAT Prep Courses Chicago | Manhattan SAT Prep Classes | and many more... Schedule your free consultation with an experienced GMAT Prep Advisor! Click here. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2244 messages Followed by: 17 members Upvotes: 43 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Veritas Prep A basketball team’s current roster consists of g guards and f forwards. If 2 guards join and 1 forward leaves, what is the probability that a player chosen at random is a guard? A. $$\frac{g}{g+f}$$ B. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f}$$ C. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+3}$$ D. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+1}$$ E. $$\frac{g+2}{g+f+2}$$ The OA is D If 2 guards join and 1 forward leaves, the new number of guards is (g + 2), and the new number of forwards is (f - 1); thus, the new total is (g + 2 + f - 1). The probability that a guard is chosen is: (g + 2)/(g + 2 + f - 1) = (g + 2)/(g + 1 + f) Answer: D _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10111 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're told that a basketball team’s current roster consists of G guards and F forwards - and 2 guards join and 1 forward leaves. We're asked for the probability that a player chosen at random is a guard. This question can be approached in a couple of different ways, including by TESTing VALUES. IF... G=2 and F=3, then after 2 guards JOIN and 1 forward LEAVES, we have.... 4 total guards and 2 total forwards. The probability of randomly choosing a guard is 4/6. Thus, we're looking for an answer that equals 4/6 when G=2 and F=3. There's only one answer that matches... Final Answer: D GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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