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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 grocer stacked orange in a pile. The bottom layer was tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## A grocer stacked orange in a pile. The bottom layer was ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: GMAT Prep A grocer stacked oranges in a pile. The bottom layer was rectangular with 3 rows of 5 oranges each. In the second layer from the bottom, each orange rested on 4 oranges from the bottom layer, and in the third layer, each orange rested on 4 oranges from the second layer. Which of the following is the maximum number of oranges that could have been in the third layer? A. 5 B. 4 C. 3 D. 2 E. 1 The OA is C ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1008 messages Followed by: 27 members Upvotes: 59 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: GMAT Prep A grocer stacked oranges in a pile. The bottom layer was rectangular with 3 rows of 5 oranges each. In the second layer from the bottom, each orange rested on 4 oranges from the bottom layer, and in the third layer, each orange rested on 4 oranges from the second layer. Which of the following is the maximum number of oranges that could have been in the third layer? A. 5 B. 4 C. 3 D. 2 E. 1 $$? = \# \,\,\max \,\,{\rm{oranges}}\,\,{\rm{in}}\,\,{\rm{top}}\,\,{\rm{layer}}$$ $${\rm{? = 3}}\,\,\left( {{\rm{blue}}\,\,{\rm{in}}\,\,{\rm{figure}}\,\,{\rm{above}}} \right)$$ This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: https://GMATH.net (Math for the GMAT) or https://GMATH.com.br (Portuguese version) Course release PROMO : finish our test drive till 30/Dec with (at least) 50 correct answers out of 92 (12-questions Mock included) to gain a 50% discount! • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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