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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 ## Working continuously 24 hours a day, a factory bottles Soda tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 3 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Working continuously 24 hours a day, a factory bottles Soda ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Manhattan Prep Working continuously 24 hours a day, a factory bottles Soda Q at a rate of 500 liters per second and Soda V at a rate of 300 liters per second. If twice as many bottles of Soda V as of Soda Q are filled at the factory each day, what is the ratio of the volume of a bottle of Soda Q to a bottle of Soda V? A. 3/10 B. 5/6 C. 6/5 D. 8/3 E. 10/3 The OA is E ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Aug 2016 Posted: 2008 messages Followed by: 31 members Upvotes: 470 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Manhattan Prep Working continuously 24 hours a day, a factory bottles Soda Q at a rate of 500 liters per second and Soda V at a rate of 300 liters per second. If twice as many bottles of Soda V as of Soda Q are filled at the factory each day, what is the ratio of the volume of a bottle of Soda Q to a bottle of Soda V? A. 3/10 B. 5/6 C. 6/5 D. 8/3 E. 10/3 The OA is E Since the question asks for the ratio and not the actual answer, we need not take 24 hours per day into consideration. Ratio of Rate of filling Soda Q : Rate of filling Soda V :: 500 : 300 => 5 : 3. Ratio of number of bottles of Soda Q : number of bottles of Soda V :: 2 : 1 Thus, Ratio of the volume of a bottle of Soda Q to a bottle of Soda V = (5*2) : (3*1) = 10 : 3 Correct answer: E Hope this helps. -Jay _________________ Manhattan Review GMAT Prep Locations: GMAT Classes Zurich | GMAT Prep Courses Jakarta | LSAT Prep Courses Dallas | SAT Prep Classes Las Vegas | and many more... Schedule your free consultation with an experienced GMAT Prep Advisor! Click here. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2950 messages Followed by: 19 members Upvotes: 43 BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Source: Manhattan Prep Working continuously 24 hours a day, a factory bottles Soda Q at a rate of 500 liters per second and Soda V at a rate of 300 liters per second. If twice as many bottles of Soda V as of Soda Q are filled at the factory each day, what is the ratio of the volume of a bottle of Soda Q to a bottle of Soda V? A. 3/10 B. 5/6 C. 6/5 D. 8/3 E. 10/3 The OA is E Let the volume of a bottle of Soda Q be q and the volume of a bottle of Soda V be v. Note that if twice as many bottles of Soda V are filled each day, the same must be true for the number of bottles filled each second; so we will compare those quantities instead. In one second, 500/q bottles of Soda Q and 300/v bottles of Soda V are filled. Thus, we can create the equation: 2 x 500/q = 300/v 1000/q = 300/v Multiplying both sides of the equation by q/300, we have: 1000/300 = q/v q/v = 10/3 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 ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10197 messages Followed by: 497 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're told that working continuously 24 hours a day, a factory bottles Soda Q at a rate of 500 liters per second and Soda V at a rate of 300 liters per second and that TWICE as many bottles of Soda V as of Soda Q are filled at the factory each day. We're asked for the ratio of the volume of a bottle of Soda Q to a bottle of Soda V. This question is all about ratios, so you can approach the math in a variety of different ways. You might also find it useful to TEST VALUES. The fact that this scenario takes place in a 24-hour day is actually irrelevant to the math involved. Since the number of bottles created is an unknown, we can TEST VALUES to define the overall ratios involved. IF... 1 bottle of Soda Q is created each second, then 2 bottles of Soda V are created each second. Thus, 1 bottle of Soda Q is 500 liters and the 2 bottle of Soda V TOTAL 300 liters (meaning that each bottle is 300/2 = 150 liters). The ratio of a bottle of Soda Q to a bottle of Soda V = 500:150 = 500/150 = 10/3 Final Answer: E GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE 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 • Free Trial & Practice Exam 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 • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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