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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 ## Stacy and Katie plan to walk the 27-mile scenic route across tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Stacy and Katie plan to walk the 27-mile scenic route across ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Veritas Prep Stacy and Katie plan to walk the 27-mile scenic route across Malibu, starting at opposite ends of the route at the same time. If Stacy's rate is 25% faster than Katie's, how far will Stacy have walked when they pass each other? A. 12 B. 13.5 C. 15 D. 16.25 E. 17.33 The OA is C ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15348 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Veritas Prep Stacy and Katie plan to walk the 27-mile scenic route across Malibu, starting at opposite ends of the route at the same time. If Stacy's rate is 25% faster than Katie's, how far will Stacy have walked when they pass each other? A. 12 B. 13.5 C. 15 D. 16.25 E. 17.33 Since Stacy and Katie travel toward each other, they WORK TOGETHER to cover the 27 miles between them. Since Stacy is 1/4 faster than Katie, for every 4 miles that Katie travels, the distance traveled by Stacy = 4 + (1/4)(4) = 5 miles. Thus, of every 9 miles traveled when Stacy and Katie work together, Stacy travels 5 miles. Implication: Stacy will travel 5/9 of the 27-mile distance: (5/9)(27) = 15 miles. The correct answer is C. _________________ 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: 2791 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Veritas Prep Stacy and Katie plan to walk the 27-mile scenic route across Malibu, starting at opposite ends of the route at the same time. If Stacy's rate is 25% faster than Katie's, how far will Stacy have walked when they pass each other? A. 12 B. 13.5 C. 15 D. 16.25 E. 17.33 The OA is C If we let r = Katieâ€™s rate, then Stacyâ€™s rate is 1.25r. Both women start at the same time, so the time t is the same for each woman. .We can create the equation: 1.25rt + rt = 27 2.25rt = 27 rt = 12 Thus, Katie will have walked 12 miles when they pass each other, so Stacy will have walked 12 x 1.25 = 15 miles. Answer: C _________________ 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 • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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