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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 ## In a basketball game, Tim scored 10 points more...... tagged by: VJesus12 ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ## In a basketball game, Tim scored 10 points more...... In a basketball game, Tim scored 10 points more than Joe, but only half as many points as Ken. If the three players scored a combined total of 50 points, how many points did Tim score? A. 10 B. 15 C. 16 D. 24 E. 25 The OA is the option B. Experts, what are the equations that I should set? I got confused with the equations. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Hello vjesus12. Let's take a look at your question. Let be T= Tim, J=Joe and K=Ken. Then: Tim scored 10 points more than Joe implies that T=J+10. (J=T-10) but only half as many points as Ken implies that T=K/2. (2T=K) the three players scored a combined total of 50 points implies that T+J+K=50. Hence, $$50=T+J+K=T+\left(T-10\right)+2T=4T-10$$ $$4T=60\ \Leftrightarrow\ T=15.$$ Hence, the correct answer is the option B=15. I hope this answer can help you. I'm available if you'd like a follow-up. Regards. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15387 messages Followed by: 1872 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 VJesus12 wrote: In a basketball game, Tim scored 10 points more than Joe, but only half as many points as Ken. If the three players scored a combined total of 50 points, how many points did Tim score? A. 10 B. 15 C. 16 D. 24 E. 25 We can PLUG IN THE ANSWERS, which represent Tim's score. When the correct answer is plugged in, the sum of the 3 scores will be 50. B: T=15 Since Tim scores 10 more points than Joe, Joe's score is 10 less than Tim's: J = 15-10 = 5. Since Tim scores 1/2 as many points as Ken, Ken's score is double Tim's: K = 2*15 = 30. Sum = 15+5+30 = 50. Success! The correct answer is B. _________________ 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. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2950 messages Followed by: 19 members Upvotes: 43 VJesus12 wrote: In a basketball game, Tim scored 10 points more than Joe, but only half as many points as Ken. If the three players scored a combined total of 50 points, how many points did Tim score? A. 10 B. 15 C. 16 D. 24 E. 25 We can let the number of points scored by Tim, Joe, and Ken = T, J, and K, respectively, and create the equations: T = J + 10 T - 10 = J and T = (1/2)K 2T = K and T + J + K = 50 Substituting, we have: T + T - 10 + 2T = 50 4T = 60 T = 15 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 • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder 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 GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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