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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 piece of twine of length t is cut into two pieces. tagged by: M7MBA This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies A piece of twine of length t is cut into two pieces. Timer 00:00 Your Answer A B C D E Global Stats Difficult A piece of twine of length $$t$$ is cut into two pieces. The length of the longer piece is 2 yards greater than 3 times the length of the shorter piece. Which of the following is the length, in yards, of the longer piece? (A) $$\dfrac{t+3}{3}$$ (B) $$\dfrac{3t+2}{3}$$ (C) $$\dfrac{t-2}{4}$$ (D) $$\dfrac{3t+4}{4}$$ (E) $$\dfrac{3t+2}{4}$$ OA=E Source: Princeton Review GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12986 messages Followed by: 1249 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply M7MBA wrote: A piece of twine of length $$t$$ is cut into two pieces. The length of the longer piece is 2 yards greater than 3 times the length of the shorter piece. Which of the following is the length, in yards, of the longer piece? (A) $$\dfrac{t+3}{3}$$ (B) $$\dfrac{3t+2}{3}$$ (C) $$\dfrac{t-2}{4}$$ (D) $$\dfrac{3t+4}{4}$$ (E) $$\dfrac{3t+2}{4}$$ A piece of twine of length t is cut into two pieces. Let x = the length of the LONGER piece in yards So, t - x = the length of the SHORTER piece in yards The length of the longer piece is 2 yards greater than 3 times the length of the shorter piece. In other words: (longer piece) = 3(shorter piece) + 2 In other words: x = 3(t - x) + 2 Which of the following is the length, in yards, of the longer piece? So, we must solve for x Take: x = 3(t - x) + 2 Expand right side: x = 3t - 3x + 2 Add 3x to both sides: 4x = 3t + 2 Divide both sides by 4 to get: x = (3t + 2)/4 Answer: E Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use my video course along with Sign up for free Question of the Day emails And check out all of these free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™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: 10197 messages Followed by: 496 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're told that a piece of twine of length T is cut into two pieces and that the length of the longer piece is 2 yards greater than 3 times the length of the shorter piece. We're asked for the length, in yards, of the longer piece. This question can be solved in a couple of different ways, including by TESTing VALUES. IF.... the SHORTER piece = 2 yards, then... the LONGER piece = (3)(2) + 2 = 8 yards and.... T = 2+8 = 10 yards Thus, we're looking for an answer that equals 8 when T=10. There's only one answer that matches... Final Answer: E GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2801 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 M7MBA wrote: A piece of twine of length $$t$$ is cut into two pieces. The length of the longer piece is 2 yards greater than 3 times the length of the shorter piece. Which of the following is the length, in yards, of the longer piece? (A) $$\dfrac{t+3}{3}$$ (B) $$\dfrac{3t+2}{3}$$ (C) $$\dfrac{t-2}{4}$$ (D) $$\dfrac{3t+4}{4}$$ (E) $$\dfrac{3t+2}{4}$$ OA=E Source: Princeton Review We can create the equation: L = 2 + 3S and L + S = t S = t - L Substituting, we have: L = 2 + 3(t - L) L = 2 + 3t - 3L 4L = 2 + 3t L = (2 + 3t)/4 Answer: E _________________ 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 GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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