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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 bucket full worns tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## A bucket full worns ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Economist GMAT A bucket full of worms kept for Mike's next fishing trip was discovered by the rat that resides in the basement. The rat eats a sixth of the total number of worms in 5 hours. How much time will it take the rat to finish a quarter of the worms? A. 4 hours B. 6 hours C. 7.5 hours D. 8 hours E. 30 hours The OA is C ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15344 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Economist GMAT A bucket full of worms kept for Mike's next fishing trip was discovered by the rat that resides in the basement. The rat eats a sixth of the total number of worms in 5 hours. How much time will it take the rat to finish a quarter of the worms? A. 4 hours B. 6 hours C. 7.5 hours D. 8 hours E. 30 hours Let the number of worms = 60. Since the rat eats 1/6 of the 60 worms -- in other words, 10 worms -- in 5 hours, the rat's rate = w/t = 10/5 = 2 worms per hour. 1/4 of the 60 worms = 60/4 = 15 worms. Since the rat's rate = 2 worms per hour, the time for the rat to eat 15 worms = w/r = 15/2 = 7.5 hours. The correct answer is C. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2791 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Economist GMAT A bucket full of worms kept for Mike's next fishing trip was discovered by the rat that resides in the basement. The rat eats a sixth of the total number of worms in 5 hours. How much time will it take the rat to finish a quarter of the worms? A. 4 hours B. 6 hours C. 7.5 hours D. 8 hours E. 30 hours The OA is C We can create the proportion: (1/6)/5 = (1/4)/n 1/30 = 1/4n 4n = 30 n = 7.5 Answer: C _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO scott@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant 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 • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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