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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 ## If the ratio of the price of 1 kilogram Camembert cheese to tagged by: swerve ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## If the ratio of the price of 1 kilogram Camembert cheese to ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult If the ratio of the price of 1 kilogram Camembert cheese to the price of 1 kilogram Brie cheese is 5:8, then the price of a kilogram of Toma cheese is how much higher (in dollars) than the price of a kilogram of Camembert cheese? 1) The price of 1 kilogram of Brie cheese is 25% higher than the price of 1 kilogram of Toma cheese. 2) The price of 1 kilogram of Toma cheese is 28% higher than the price of 1 kilogram of Camembert cheese. The OA is E Source: Economist GMAT ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15362 messages Followed by: 1866 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 swerve wrote: If the ratio of the price of 1 kilogram Camembert cheese to the price of 1 kilogram Brie cheese is 5:8, then the price of a kilogram of Toma cheese is how much higher (in dollars) than the price of a kilogram of Camembert cheese? 1) The price of 1 kilogram of Brie cheese is 25% higher than the price of 1 kilogram of Toma cheese. 2) The price of 1 kilogram of Toma cheese is 28% higher than the price of 1 kilogram of Camembert cheese. What is the value of T-C? Statement 1: T:B = 4:5. To combine T:B = 4:5 and C:B = 5:8, the element common to both ratios -- B -- must be represented by the SAME VALUE in each: T:B = 4:5 = 32:40. C:B = 5:8 = 25:40. Combining the two ratios, we get: C:T:B = 25:32:40. Case 1: T=32 and C=25, with the result that T-C = 32-25 = 7. Case 2: T=64 and C=50, with the result that T-C = 64-50 = 14. Since T-C can be different values, INSUFFICIENT. The ratio yielded by Statement 1 also satisfies the condition in Statement 2 that T is 28% greater than C: T:C = 32:25 = 128:100. Thus, each statement implies the same ratio -- C:T:B = 25:32:40 -- with the result that Cases 1 and 2 satisfy BOTH statements. Since T-C can be different values even when both statements are satisfied, the two statements combined are INSUFFICIENT. The correct answer is E. _________________ 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 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. • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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