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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 wait time in minutes, w, for a table at a certain tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## The wait time in minutes, w, for a table at a certain ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Manhattan GMAT The wait time in minutes, w, for a table at a certain restaurant can be estimated by the formula w=d2+knw=d2+kn, where d is the number of diners in the party, k is a constant, and n is the number of parties ahead in line at the beginning of the wait. If a party of 4 has an estimated wait time of 40 minutes when 6 other parties are ahead of it, how many minutes would the estimated wait time be for a party of 6 if there are 3 parties ahead of it? A. 28 B. 33 C. 39 D. 42 E. 48 The OA is E ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2456 messages Followed by: 18 members Upvotes: 43 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Manhattan GMAT The wait time in minutes, w, for a table at a certain restaurant can be estimated by the formula w=d2+knw=d2+kn, where d is the number of diners in the party, k is a constant, and n is the number of parties ahead in line at the beginning of the wait. If a party of 4 has an estimated wait time of 40 minutes when 6 other parties are ahead of it, how many minutes would the estimated wait time be for a party of 6 if there are 3 parties ahead of it? A. 28 B. 33 C. 39 D. 42 E. 48 We are given that a party of 4 has a wait time of 40 minutes when 6 other parties are ahead of it. We can use this information to determine the value of k in the following equation: 40 = 4^2 + k(6) 40 = 16 + 6k 24 = 6k 4 = k Now that we know that k = 4, we can find the wait time of a party of 6 when there are 3 parties ahead of it: w = 6^2 + 4(3) = 36 + 12 = 48 Answer: E _________________ 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 • 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 • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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