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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 ## Gita is 12 years older than Harvey. In 4 years, Gita will be tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Gita is 12 years older than Harvey. In 4 years, Gita will be ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Magoosh Gita is 12 years older than Harvey. In 4 years, Gita will be twice as old as Harvey. How old will Harvey be in 3 years? A. 5 B. 11 C. 15 D. 19 E. 23 The OA is B ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12975 messages Followed by: 1249 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Magoosh Gita is 12 years older than Harvey. In 4 years, Gita will be twice as old as Harvey. How old will Harvey be in 3 years? A. 5 B. 11 C. 15 D. 19 E. 23 The OA is B Gita is 12 years older than Harvey. Let x = Harvey's PRESENT age Let x + 12 = Gita's PRESENT age In 4 years, . . . . x + 4 = Harvey's age IN FOUR YEARS (x + 12) + 4 = Gita's age IN FOUR YEARS . . . Gita will be twice as old as Harvey. So: (Gita's age IN 4 YEARS) = 2(Harvey's age IN 4 YEARS) In other words: (x + 12) + 4 = 2(x + 4) Simplify: x + 16 = 2x + 8 Subtract x from both sides: 16 = x + 8 Subtract 8 from both sides: 8 = x So, Harvey's PRESENT age is 8 years old How old will Harvey be in 3 years? Harvey will be 11 years old in 3 years. Answer: B 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 GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2791 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Magoosh Gita is 12 years older than Harvey. In 4 years, Gita will be twice as old as Harvey. How old will Harvey be in 3 years? A. 5 B. 11 C. 15 D. 19 E. 23 The OA is B We can let g = Gitaâ€™s age today and h = Harveyâ€™s age today and create the following equation: g = h + 12 and g + 4 = 2(h + 4) g + 4 = 2h + 8 g = 2h + 4 Thus: h + 12 = 2h + 4 8 = h So, Harvey will be 11 in 3 years. Answer: B _________________ 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 • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE 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 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 • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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