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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 ## On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120... tagged by: swerve ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## On a certain track and field team, a sprinter runs 120... On a certain track and filed team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot-putter, how many meters will the shot-putter on the team run in a minute? A. 60 B. 30 C. 15 D. 12 E. 10 The OA is C. Please, can any expert explain this PS question for me? I know that the sprinter speed is 120 meters per minutes and it is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner, that's mean that the distance runner speed will be 120/4=30 meters per minute. Also I know that the distance runner is twice as fast as a shot-putter, then the shot-putter speed will be, 30/2 = 15 meters per minute. It's correct my solution, right? I need your help. Thanks. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Hi swerve. Your answer is perfectly ok. Because the sentence a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner, implies that the runner distance speed is 120/4 = 30 mts/min. And the distance runner can run 120 meters (in 4 minutes) twice as fast as a shot-putter, implies that the shot-putter runs 120 meters is 8 minutes, hence its speed is 120/ 2*(4) = 120/8 = 15 mts/min. This is why the correct answer is the option C. I hope this answer can help you. Feel free to ask me again if you have a doubt. 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 09 Apr 2015 Posted: 1465 messages Followed by: 19 members Upvotes: 39 swerve wrote: On a certain track and filed team, a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, which is 4 times as fast as the speed of a distance runner. If the distance runner can run 120 meters twice as fast as a shot-putter, how many meters will the shot-putter on the team run in a minute? A. 60 B. 30 C. 15 D. 12 E. 10 Since a sprinter runs 120 meters per minute, and the sprinter is 4 times as fast as a distance runner, the distance runner runs 120/4 = 30 meters per minute. Since the distance runner is twice as fast as a shot-putter, the shot-putter runs 30/2 = 15 meters per minute. Answer: C _________________ Jeffrey Miller Head of GMAT Instruction jeff@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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