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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 ## There are 4 more women than men on Centerville's board of ed tagged by: M7MBA ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## There are 4 more women than men on Centerville's board of ed There are 4 more women than men on Centerville's board of education. If there are 10 members on the board, how many are women? (A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 6 (D) 7 (E) 8 The OA is the option D. I don't know what is the equation that I should use here. Is W=4M? I don't know. Experts, can you give me some help? Thanks in advanced. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Hello M7MBA. Let's take a look at your question. Since it says 4 women more, it implies that W=M+4 (M=W-4). The case that you wrote is when is 4 times. Now, since there are 10 members on the board, we have that 10 = M + W = W-4+W = 2W-4 -------------- 2W = 14 -------- W=7. Hence, the correct answer is the option D=7. I hope this answer can help you. Feel free to ask me again if you have a doubt. Regards. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10197 messages Followed by: 497 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi M7MBA, This question can be solved rather easily by TESTing THE ANSWERS. We're told that there are 4 MORE women then men on the board and that there are 10 total board members. Since there are more women than men, women have to make up MORE than half of the 10 people. Let's TEST Answer D: 7 IF.... there are 7 women... There will be 7-4 = 3 men 7+3 = 10; this is an exact match for what we were told, so this MUST be the answer. Final Answer: D GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Apr 2015 Posted: 1465 messages Followed by: 19 members Upvotes: 39 M7MBA wrote: There are 4 more women than men on Centerville's board of education. If there are 10 members on the board, how many are women? (A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 6 (D) 7 (E) 8 We can solve the problem by setting up a few equations. First letâ€™s define some variables. m = number of men on the board w = number of women on the board We are given that there are 4 more women than men on the board. Letâ€™s express this in an equation. w = m + 4 We are also given that there are a total of 10 members on the board. Letâ€™s express this in an equation. m + w = 10 Since w = m + 4, we can substitute m + 4 for w into the equation m + w = 10 and we have: m + m + 4 = 10 2m = 6 m = 3 Since w = m + 4 and m = 3, thus w = 3 + 4 = 7. Alternate Solution: Letting x = the number of men, we see that the number of women is x + 4. Thus, we have: x + x + 4 = 10 2x + 4 = 10 2x = 6 x = 3 Thus, the number of women is 3 + 4 = 7. Answer: D _________________ Jeffrey Miller Head of GMAT Instruction jeff@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free 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 • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE 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 • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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