Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 03 Jul 2015, 12:19

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

24 lbs of coffee P and 25 lbs of coffee V are mixed to make

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 938
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 0

24 lbs of coffee P and 25 lbs of coffee V are mixed to make [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2006, 00:15
24 lbs of coffee P and 25 lbs of coffee V are mixed to make coffee X and Y. The ratio of P to V in coffee X is 4 to 1, in Y is 1 to 5. How much of P is contained in the mixture X?
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 790
Location: BULGARIA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2006, 01:59
P/V=4/1 in X P/V=1/5 in Y then P=4v and P=V/5 then V+4V+V+V/5=49 then V=245/31 and P in X is 980/31
may be i am wrong
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2006
Posts: 49
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2006, 03:16
Coffee X: Ratio of P to V is 4:1
Coffee Y: Ratio of P to V is 1:5

I used plug-in formula..

Coffee X: 20 P and 5 V
Coffee Y: 4 P and 20 V
---------------------------
Total Coffee: 24 P and 25 V

Ans: 20 lbs of P is in X.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Posts: 1065
Location: USA
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2006, 08:06
Agree with coolfish. It is 20

p1/v1 = 4/1 => p1 = 4v1 --(1)
p2/v2 = 1/5 => p2 = v2/5 --(2)

p1+p2 = 24 -- (3)
v1+v2 = 25 -- (4)

Using (1) & (2) in (3) and solving (3) and (4),
v1 = 5, v2 = 20
p1 = 20 p2 = 4

Hence p1 = 20
_________________

"To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed."

- Bernard Edmonds

  [#permalink] 12 Feb 2006, 08:06
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Arabica coffee costs $0.4 per ounce while Robusta coffee bmwhype2 10 22 Nov 2007, 05:00
A vending machine is designed to dispense 8 ounces of coffee alimad 1 25 Sep 2006, 21:39
All coffee mixtures sold in a store contain colombian, govinam 5 20 May 2006, 17:45
Coffee R 24 pounds, coffee P 25 pounds. Mix these two kinds joemama142000 4 25 Apr 2006, 23:12
One kilogram of a certain coffee blend consists of x tingle 7 09 Oct 2005, 10:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

24 lbs of coffee P and 25 lbs of coffee V are mixed to make

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.