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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 ## Peter and Tom shared the driving on a certain trip. If Peter tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Peter and Tom shared the driving on a certain trip. If Peter ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: GMAT Prep Peter and Tom shared the driving on a certain trip. If Peter and Tom both drove for the same amount of time, but Peter only drove 2/5 of the total distance, what was the ratio of Peter's average speed to Tom's average speed? A. 1:5 B. 2:5 C. 1:2 D. 3:5 E. 2:3 The OA is E ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Aug 2016 Posted: 1975 messages Followed by: 30 members Upvotes: 470 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: GMAT Prep Peter and Tom shared the driving on a certain trip. If Peter and Tom both drove for the same amount of time, but Peter only drove 2/5 of the total distance, what was the ratio of Peter's average speed to Tom's average speed? A. 1:5 B. 2:5 C. 1:2 D. 3:5 E. 2:3 The OA is E Given that Peter only drove 2/5 of the total distance, Tom must drove 1 - 2/5 = 3/5 of the total distance. Since time is same, the ratio of Peter's average speed to Tom's average speed = Ratio of their distances = (2/5) : (3/5) = 2 : 3 The correct answer: E Hope this helps! -Jay _________________ Manhattan Review GMAT Prep Locations: GMAT Classes Birmingham | GMAT Prep Courses Singapore | LSAT Prep Courses Chicago | Manhattan SAT Prep Classes | and many more... Schedule your free consultation with an experienced GMAT Prep Advisor! Click here. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15344 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: GMAT Prep Peter and Tom shared the driving on a certain trip. If Peter and Tom both drove for the same amount of time, but Peter only drove 2/5 of the total distance, what was the ratio of Peter's average speed to Tom's average speed? A. 1:5 B. 2:5 C. 1:2 D. 3:5 E. 2:3 Let the time for each driver = 1 hour. Let the total distance = 5 miles, implying that Peter's distance = (2/5)(5) = 2 miles and that Tom's distance = 5-2 = 3 miles. Since Peter drives 2 miles in 1 hour, Peter's rate = 2 mph. Since Tom drives 3 miles in 1 hour, Tom's rate = 3 mph. Thus: (Peter's speed):(Tom's speed) = 2:3. 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. • 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 • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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