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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 ## The number of candidates rejected in a certain admission pro tagged by: fskilnik@GMATH ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### GMAT/MBA Expert ## The number of candidates rejected in a certain admission pro ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 6) The number of candidates rejected in a certain admission process was four times greater than the number of candidates accepted. Which of the following could be the total number of candidates that applied for this admission process? (A) 726 (B) 727 (C) 728 (D) 729 (E) 730 Answer: _____(A)__ _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12995 messages Followed by: 1250 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 fskilnik@GMATH wrote: GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 6) The number of candidates rejected in a certain admission process was four times greater than the number of candidates accepted. Which of the following could be the total number of candidates that applied for this admission process? (A) 726 (B) 727 (C) 728 (D) 729 (E) 730 Answer: _____(A)__ The number of candidates rejected in a certain admission process was four times GREATER than the number of candidates accepted. Let x = the number of candidates accepted So, x + 4x = the number of candidates rejected In other words, 5x = the number of candidates rejected So, 6x = TOTAL number of candidates (since x + 5x = 6x) Which of the following could be the total number of candidates that applied for this admission process? Since 6x = TOTAL number of candidates, we can see that the TOTAL number of candidates must be divisible by 6 Check the answer choices.....only answer choice A is divisible by 6 Answer: A Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use my video course along with Sign up for free Question of the Day emails And check out all of these free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1449 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 59 fskilnik@GMATH wrote: GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 6) The number of candidates rejected in a certain admission process was four times greater than the number of candidates accepted. Which of the following could be the total number of candidates that applied for this admission process? (A) 726 (B) 727 (C) 728 (D) 729 (E) 730 $$?\,\,\,:\,\,\,{\rm{total}}\,\,{\rm{\# }}\,\,\,\left( {{\rm{possible}}\,\,{\rm{value}}} \right)$$ $$\left\{ \matrix{ \,{\rm{accepted}} = k \hfill \cr \,{\rm{rejected}} = 5k \hfill \cr} \right.\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,? = 6k\,\,\,\,\,\,\left( {k \ge 1\,\,{\mathop{\rm int}} } \right)$$ $$\left( A \right)\,\,\,726\,\,\,\,\left\{ \matrix{ \,{\rm{even}} \hfill \cr \,{\rm{multiple}}\,\,{\rm{of}}\,\,3\,\,\,\,\left( {7 + 2 + 6 = 15} \right) \hfill \cr} \right.\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,{\rm{done}}!$$ The correct answer is (A). We follow the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free 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 • 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 • 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 • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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