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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 ## To reach her destination, Jeanette must drive 90 miles... tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## To reach her destination, Jeanette must drive 90 miles... To reach her destination, Jeanette must drive 90 miles. If she drives 5 miles every 7 minutes, how much time will it take her to reach her destination? A. 2 hours and 2 minutes B. 2 hours and 6 minutes C. 2 hours and 10 minutes D. 2 hours and 12 minutes E. 2 hours and 15 minutes The OA is B. 5 miles in 7 minutes, that's mean 7/5 minutes per mile, and the total distance is 90 miles, then 90*(7/5) = 630/5=126 minutes or 2 hours and 6 minutes. Experts, any suggestion? Thanks in advance. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 9942 messages Followed by: 492 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi LUANDATO, We're told that to reach her destination, Jeanette must drive 90 miles and that she drives 5 miles every 7 minutes. We're asked how much time it will take her to reach her destination. Your approach to this question absolutely works! When dealing with slightly more 'complex-looking' calculations, you might find it faster/easier to do the math in 'smaller chunks' instead of attempting it all at once. For example, in this prompt the total distance is 90 miles, which we can 'split' into 3 groups of 30 miles each. With 30 miles, there will be 6 sets of '5 miles' --> 6(7 minutes) = 42 minutes of travel time for each 30 mile piece. 3 groups of 30 miles --> 3 groups of 42 minutes = 3(42) = 126 minutes Final Answer: B GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 1776 messages Followed by: 14 members Upvotes: 43 LUANDATO wrote: To reach her destination, Jeanette must drive 90 miles. If she drives 5 miles every 7 minutes, how much time will it take her to reach her destination? A. 2 hours and 2 minutes B. 2 hours and 6 minutes C. 2 hours and 10 minutes D. 2 hours and 12 minutes E. 2 hours and 15 minutes Jeanetteâ€™s rate is 5/7 miles per minute. Thus, it takes her 90/(5/7) = 630/5 = 126 minutes = 2 hours and 6 minutes to reach her destination. Answer: B _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO • 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 • 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 • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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