• NEW! FREE Beat The GMAT Quizzes
Hundreds of Questions Highly Detailed Reporting Expert Explanations
• 7 CATs FREE!
If you earn 100 Forum Points

Engage in the Beat The GMAT forums to earn
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 ## How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program? ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program? ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program? (1) The ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2. (2) The men and women in the program fill 6 vans. OA E Source: Official Guide ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12829 messages Followed by: 1247 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply BTGmoderatorDC wrote: How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program? (1) The ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2. (2) The men and women in the program fill 6 vans. Target question: How many men are in a certain company's vanpool program? Statement 1: The ratio of men to women in the program is 3 to 2. Let's TEST some values. There are several scenarios that satisfy statement 1. Here are two: Case a: There are 3 men and 2 women in the program. In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 3 men in the program Case b: There are 6 men and 4 women in the program. In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 6 men in the program Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statement 2: The men and women in the program fill 6 vans. This information cannot help us answer the target question. Statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statements 1 and 2 combined Since we're given no information about the number of people that can be seated in each van, it could be the case that some vans are empty, or it could be the case that some vans hold millions of people. So, there are infinitely many possible scenarios. Here are two: Case a: There are 3 men and 2 women in the program. In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 3 men in the program Case b: There are 6 men and 4 women in the program. In this case, the answer to the target question is there are 6 men in the program Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, the combined statements are NOT SUFFICIENT Answer: E Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ 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 GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! • 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 • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder 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 • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Get 300+ Practice Questions

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Magoosh
Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• FREE GMAT Exam
Know how you'd score today for \$0

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Trial & Practice Exam
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

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

### Top First Responders*

1 Jay@ManhattanReview 70 first replies
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow 67 first replies
3 GMATGuruNY 41 first replies
4 Ian Stewart 27 first replies
5 Scott@TargetTestPrep 16 first replies
* Only counts replies to topics started in last 30 days
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members

### Most Active Experts

1 Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

221 posts
2 Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

93 posts
3 Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

89 posts
4 Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

73 posts
5 GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

64 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts