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According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice.

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice. 25 34 50 67 100.

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\(\frac{concentrate}{juice}=\frac{1}{4}\), as 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts of water to get 4 parts of juice;

200 6-ounce of orange juice = 100 12-ounce of orange juice;

As 1/4 th 100 12-ounce of orange juice must be concentrate --> 100*1/4=25 12-ounce of cans of concentrate are required.

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make orange juice. How many 12-ounce cans of the concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice? a)25 b)34 c)50 d)67 e)100

We need concentrate:water in 1:3 ratio.

We need to prepare 200 x 6-ounce servings or 1200 ounces Let there be x ounces of concentrate and hence 3x ounces of water

I'm surprised I got this right...here's how I approached this. X can concentrate : 3X can water is given as the ratio 200 cans of 6 oz each = 1200 oz total fluid.

x+3x = 1200 Therefore x=300 oz of orange juice concentrate Now we are asked how many 12 oz cans of concentrate are required. From 300, 12 goes 25 times so the answer is A

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08 Mar 2013, 22:58

TomB wrote:

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice.

A. 25 B. 34 C. 50 D. 67 E. 100

concentrate : water = 1:3

To produce 200 6 ounce serving , we need 100 12 ounce cans.

Now , # of concentrate can in 100 = 1/4 * 100 = 25
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21 Jun 2014, 05:55

Bunuel wrote:

TomB wrote:

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice. 25 34 50 67 100.

This is a Gmat prep question. I dont know how to attach wrong answers in gmat prep to this forum. Please help

\(\frac{concentrate}{juice}=\frac{1}{4}\), as 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts of water to get 4 parts of juice;

200 6-ounce of orange juice = 100 12-ounce of orange juice;

As 1/4 th 100 12-ounce of orange juice must be concentrate --> 100*1/4=25 12-ounce of cans of concentrate are required.

Answer: A.

Hi Bunuel,

How do we know that the can is of 12-ounce? Because its given in the last sentence that how many 12-ounce cans are required. But its not given that the can of concentrate in the mixture: (1 can of concentrate + 3cans of water) is of 12-ounce.

Please clarify.
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According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice. 25 34 50 67 100.

This is a Gmat prep question. I dont know how to attach wrong answers in gmat prep to this forum. Please help

\(\frac{concentrate}{juice}=\frac{1}{4}\), as 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts of water to get 4 parts of juice;

200 6-ounce of orange juice = 100 12-ounce of orange juice;

As 1/4 th 100 12-ounce of orange juice must be concentrate --> 100*1/4=25 12-ounce of cans of concentrate are required.

Answer: A.

Hi Bunuel,

How do we know that the can is of 12-ounce? Because its given in the last sentence that how many 12-ounce cans are required. But its not given that the can of concentrate in the mixture: (1 can of concentrate + 3cans of water) is of 12-ounce.

Please clarify.

That's true. But what the first sentence is saying is that 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts (thrice of that of concentrate) of water to make an orange juice. So, whatever amount of concentrate you take, you'll have to mix it with 3 times as much water.

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23 Jun 2014, 05:23

Bunuel wrote:

That's true. But what the first sentence is saying is that 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts (thrice of that of concentrate) of water to make an orange juice. So, whatever amount of concentrate you take, you'll have to mix it with 3 times as much water.

Does this make sense?

Yes Bunuel, even if we consider the can a concentrate of 4-ounce we will get the same answer.
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03 Oct 2014, 07:01

i know this sounds dumb..but i gave the test today and i read this problem as 2006-ounce serving. There is a space between 200 and 6 but i thought may be it was typo The problem is damn simple but when you confuse 200 6-ounces with 2006 ounces,...duhhh!!!

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26 Apr 2015, 06:46

Hi,

I know this might be a really simple problem for most, but I am somehow not able to understand this one. Could you someone please explain this step by step at the earliest as I taking the GMAT in a week and don't wanna commit a mistake on a simple ratio problem.

Thanks

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