24 lbs of coffee P and 25 lbs of coffee V are mixed to make : Quant Question Archive [LOCKED]
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 23 Jan 2017, 12:35

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

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

Author Message
Director
Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 932
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 203 [0], given: 0

24 lbs of coffee P and 25 lbs of coffee V are mixed to make [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Feb 2006, 00:15
This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

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
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 790
Location: BULGARIA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

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
Joined: 07 Jan 2006
Posts: 49
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

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
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Posts: 1065
Location: USA
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 74 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

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

12 Feb 2006, 08:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by