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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 certain recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and 3 1/2 cups of tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## A certain recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and 3 1/2 cups of ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Princeton Review A certain recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and 3 1/2 cups of flour. What is the ratio of flour in this recipe? A. 3/10 B. 2/5 C. 4/7 D. 4/5 E. 6/7 The OA is C ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12655 messages Followed by: 1245 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 Judging from the OA, I've added some key text below BTGmoderatorLU wrote: A certain recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and 3 1/2 cups of flour. What is the ratio of sugar to flour in this recipe? A. 3/10 B. 2/5 C. 4/7 D. 4/5 E. 6/7 The OA is C A certain recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and 3 1/2 cups of flour So sugar/flour = 2/3.5 Check answer choices . . . . not there. Looks like we need to create a ratio that's EQUIVALENT to 2/3.5 Multiply top and bottom by 2 to get the EQUIVALENT ratio of 4/7 Check answer choices . . . . the answer is C Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson – Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use our video course along with Sign up for our free Question of the Day emails And check out all of our free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMAT’s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10071 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're told that a certain recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar and 3 1/2 cups of flour. We're asked for the ratio of sugar to flour in this recipe. This question can be solved in a couple of different ways. The answer choices are sufficiently 'spread out' that we can actually answer this question with a little math and some logic. IF... the ratio was 2 cups sugar to 4 cups flour, then the ratio would be 1:2 However, it's NOT 4 cups of flour - it's a bit less (3.5 cups), thus the ratio is a little bit bigger than 1/2 (remember: ratios increase if the first number gets bigger OR the second number gets smaller). There's only one answer that's a LITTLE more than 1/2 (two of the answers are a LOT bigger than 1/2)... Final Answer: C GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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