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Re: A hotel has two types of rooms: basic and deluxe. On a certain night, the hotel rented 75% of its rooms, including 2

A hotel has two types of rooms: basic and deluxe. On a certain night, the hotel rented 75% of its rooms, including 2/3 of its basic rooms. What percentage of the rooms that were not rented on that night were basic? (1) 60% of all the rooms in the hotel are basic (2) On that night, 12.5% of the delu...


Re: If the length of a rectangle is decreased by 10% and its width is decreased by 20%, by what percent does its area

If the length of a rectangle is decreased by 10% and its width is decreased by 20%, by what percent does its area decrease? A. 30% B. 28% C. 25% D. 23% E. 15% OA B Source: Princeton Review Area of rectangle \(=\) length * breadth Area \(= l*b\) New length \(=0.9 l\) New breadth \(=0.8 b\) New area ...


Re: Which of the following, if solved, would yield the set of all real numbers that are exactly 15 units away from -3?

Which of the following, if solved, would yield the set of all real numbers that are exactly 15 units away from -3? A. |x + 3| = 15 B. |x - 3| = 15 C. |x - 15| = 3 D. |x + 15| = 3 E. |x + 15| = -3 OA A Source: Veritas Prep \(15\) units away from \(-3 = -3+15=12\) and \(-3-15=-18\) In A we have \(x+3...


Re: Edwin is planning to drive from Boston to New Orleans. By what percent would his travel time be reduced if Edwin dec

Edwin is planning to drive from Boston to New Orleans. By what percent would his travel time be reduced if Edwin decides to split the driving time equally with his friend George, instead of making the trip alone? (1) The driving distance from Boston to New Orleans is 1500 miles. (2) George’s drivin...


Re: Peter works as a teaching assistant and gets paid on a weekly basis. He gets paid D dollars per hour for the first 3

Peter works as a teaching assistant and gets paid on a weekly basis. He gets paid D dollars per hour for the first 30 hours and (D+ 10) dollars per hour for the hours worked in excess of 30 hours. What is the value of D? (1) Last week Peter worked for 32 hours. (2) Peter got paid $8(D+10) more if w...


Re: The sum of 3 hours 45 minutes and 2 hours 55 minutes is approximately what percent of a day?

The sum of 3 hours 45 minutes and 2 hours 55 minutes is approximately what percent of a day? (A) 14% (B) 16% (C) 24% (D) 28% (E) 72% OA D Source: GMAT Prep Try as follows \(3h45+2h55= 5h(45+55)=5h(1h40)=6h40\) Then, \(100\% \cdot \dfrac{6h40}{24h}\) is between \(~ \dfrac{6\cdot4}{100}\; ~24\%\) and...


Re: A company plans to assign identification numbers to its employees. Each number is to consist of four different digit

A company plans to assign identification numbers to its employees. Each number is to consist of four different digits from 0 to 9, inclusive, except that the first digit cannot be 0. How many different identification numbers are possible? (A) 3,024 (B) 4,536 (C) 5,040 (D) 9,000 (E) 10,000 OA B Sour...


Word Problems

A vendor sells specialty gift baskets at a price of \(\$50.00\) per basket, which represents a markup of \(25\%\) above the cost to produce each basket. The vendor prepared and delivered an order of \(120\) baskets to a customer. However, that customer returned \(15\) baskets and requested a partial...

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Re: If Naomi can mow 12.5% of a field every hour, then she can mow 25 identical fields in how many hours?

If Naomi can mow 12.5% of a field every hour, then she can mow 25 identical fields in how many hours? A. 8 B. 10 C. 25 D. 100 E. 200 OA E Source: Princeton Review Since \(12.5\% = \dfrac{1}{8},\) let each field \(= 8\) units. Since Naomi mows \(\dfrac{1}{8}\) of an \(8\)-unit field each hour, her h...


Re: In a certain task, a person has to fill an empty tank using four taps, each of which can fill the entire empty tank

In a certain task, a person has to fill an empty tank using four taps, each of which can fill the entire empty tank in 1 hour, and once the tank is filled completely, he needs to empty the tank using two outlets, at the bottom of the tank. Both the outlets can empty the full tank at the same time. ...


Re: In an arithmetic sequence, each term after the first is the sum of the term before it plus a constant. In the arithm

In an arithmetic sequence, each term after the first is the sum of the term before it plus a constant. In the arithmetic sequence \(a, b, c, d, e,\) each term after the first is the sum of the preceding term and the constant \(k.\) Which of the following is NOT an arithmetic sequence? A. \(a, b - 1...


Re: For positive integers m and n, when n is divided by 7, the quotient is m and the remainder is 2. What is the remaind

For positive integers m and n, when n is divided by 7, the quotient is m and the remainder is 2. What is the remainder when m is divided by 11? (1) When n is divided by 11, the remainder is 2. (2) When m is divided by 13, the remainder is 0. OA A Source: Veritas Prep \(n=7m+2\) From 1, \(n=11k+2\, ...


Re: At a certain supplier, a machine of type A costs $20,000 and a machine of type B costs $50,000. Each machine can be

At a certain supplier, a machine of type A costs $20,000 and a machine of type B costs $50,000. Each machine can be purchased by making a 20 percent down payment and repaying the remainder of the cost and the finance charges over a period of time.If the finance charges= 40 percent of the rremainder...


Re: When a certain coin is flipped, the probability of heads is 0.5. If the coin is flipped 6 times, what is the probabi

When a certain coin is flipped, the probability of heads is 0.5. If the coin is flipped 6 times, what is the probability that there are exactly 3 heads? A. 1/4 B. 1/3 C. 5/16 D. 31/64 E. 1/2 OA C Source: Magoosh Required series is \(HHHTTT = \left(\dfrac{1}{2}\right)^6=\dfrac{1}{64}\) This combinat...


Re: In a recent survey, twenty families reported their incomes for \(1995.\) Was the range of reported \(1995\) incomes

In a recent survey, twenty families reported their incomes for \(1995.\) Was the range of reported \(1995\) incomes for these families greater than \(\$60,000?\) (1) Thirteen of the reported incomes were between \(\$20,000\) and \(\$35,000.\) (2) Seven of the reported incomes were between \(\$80,00...