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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 ## Every day at noon, a bus leaves for Townville and travels at tagged by: AAPL ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Every day at noon, a bus leaves for Townville and travels at ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Magoosh Every day at noon, a bus leaves for Townville and travels at a speed of x kilometers per hour. Today, the bus left 30 minutes late. If the driver drives 7/6 times as fast as usual, she will arrive in Townville at the regular time. If the distance to Townville is 280 kilometers, what is the value of x? A. 66 B. 72 C. 80 D. 84 E. 90 OA C. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15250 messages Followed by: 1861 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 AAPL wrote: Magoosh Every day at noon, a bus leaves for Townville and travels at a speed of x kilometers per hour. Today, the bus left 30 minutes late. If the driver drives 7/6 times as fast as usual, she will arrive in Townville at the regular time. If the distance to Townville is 280 kilometers, what is the value of x? A. 66 B. 72 C. 80 D. 84 E. 90 Time and rate have a RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIP: 2 times as fast implies 1/2 the time. 3 times as fast implies 1/3 the time. Let t = the normal time. Since the bus travels today at 7/6 its normal rate, the time today is equal to 6/7 of the normal time: (6/7)t. Since the bus leaves 1/2 hour late today and arrives on time, the time for today's trip is 1/2 hour less than the normal time: t - 1/2. Since the expressions in blue both represent today's time, they must be EQUAL: t - 1/2 = (6/7)t (1/7)t = 1/2 t = 7/2. Since the normal time = 7/2 hours, the normal rate for the 280-kilometer trip = 280/(7/2) = 80 kph. 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 Last edited by GMATGuruNY on Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:18 pm; edited 1 time in total 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 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1449 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 59 AAPL wrote: Magoosh Every day at noon, a bus leaves for Townville and travels at a speed of x kilometers per hour. Today, the bus left 30 minutes late. If the driver drives 7/6 times as fast as usual, she will arrive in Townville at the regular time. If the distance to Townville is 280 kilometers, what is the value of x? A. 66 B. 72 C. 80 D. 84 E. 90 $? = x$ LetÂ´s use UNITS CONTROL, one of the most powerful tools of our method! $\frac{{30\,\,\,{\text{minutes}}\,\,{\text{saved}}}}{{280\,\,{\text{km}}}} = \,\,\frac{{\,\,\frac{3}{{28}}\,\,\,{\text{minutes}}\,\,{\text{saved}}\,}}{{1\,\,\,{\text{km}}}}\,\,\,\,\,\left( * \right)$ $\left. \begin{gathered} x\,\,\frac{{{\text{km}}}}{{\text{h}}}\,\,\,\,:\,\,\,1\,{\text{km}}\,\,\left( {\frac{{1\,\,{\text{hour}}}}{{\,x\,\,{\text{km}}\,}}} \right)\left( {\frac{{60\,\,{\text{minutes}}\,}}{{\,1\,\,{\text{hour}}\,}}} \right)\,\,\,\, = \,\,\,\,\frac{{60}}{x}\,\,\,{\text{minutes}} \hfill \\ \frac{{7x}}{6}\,\,\frac{{{\text{km}}}}{{\text{h}}}\,\,\,\,:\,\,\,1\,{\text{km}}\,\,\left( {\frac{{6\,\,{\text{hour}}}}{{\,7x\,\,{\text{km}}\,}}} \right)\left( {\frac{{60\,\,{\text{minutes}}\,}}{{\,1\,\,{\text{hour}}\,}}} \right)\,\,\,\, = \,\,\,\,\frac{{6 \cdot 60}}{{7x}}\,\,\,{\text{minutes}}\,\,\, \hfill \\ \end{gathered} \right\}\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\frac{{60}}{x} - \frac{{6 \cdot 60}}{{7x}}\,\,\,\mathop = \limits^{\left( * \right)} \,\,\frac{3}{{28}}$ $\frac{{60 \cdot \boxed7}}{{x \cdot \boxed7}} - \frac{{6 \cdot 60}}{{7x}}\, = \frac{3}{{28}}\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\frac{{60}}{{7x}} = \frac{3}{{28}}\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,? = x = \frac{{28 \cdot 60}}{{7 \cdot 3}} = 80\,\,\,\,\,\,\left[ {\,\frac{{{\text{km}}}}{{\text{h}}}\,} \right]$ This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1449 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 59 AAPL wrote: Magoosh Every day at noon, a bus leaves for Townville and travels at a speed of x kilometers per hour. Today, the bus left 30 minutes late. If the driver drives 7/6 times as fast as usual, she will arrive in Townville at the regular time. If the distance to Townville is 280 kilometers, what is the value of x? A. 66 B. 72 C. 80 D. 84 E. 90 Alternate approach: 7/6 of speed implies 6/7 of time (for any given distance). The difference of time (30min) is therefore 1/7 (=1-6/7) of the original time, therefore the original time was 7*(1/2 h) = 7/2 hours. ItÂ´s done: x = (280 km) / (7/2 h) = 80 km/h This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. 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