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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.

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Hi guys, got this one in the gmat prep and it thoroughly confused me..

According to 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 require to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice?

a) 25 b) 34 c) 50 d) 67 e) 100

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A =25 1 oz concentrate + 3 oz ofwater = 4 oz jucie

300 oz concentrate +900 oz of waer = 1200 oz juice

no of cans==300/12=25 _________________

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According to 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 require to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice?

a) 25 b) 34 c) 50 d) 67 e) 100

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1 can of concentration + 3 cans of water = orange juice

if each can is 12 ounces

then 1 can of 12 ounce concentration + 3 cans of 12 ounce water = orange juice so lets take the number of cans as x

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20 Jan 2009, 02:44

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ongste wrote:

Hi guys, got this one in the gmat prep and it thoroughly confused me..

According to 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 require to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice?

a) 25 b) 34 c) 50 d) 67 e) 100

thoughts?

A =25 1 oz concentrate + 3 oz ofwater = 4 oz jucie

300 oz concentrate +900 oz of waer = 1200 oz juice

no of cans==300/12=25

Ratio of juice to water ===> 1:3 total 200*6 ounces 12 ounce juice cans ==> 1200/12 == 100*1/4 (ratio of jiuce to total) == 25

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20 Jan 2009, 10:13

I think the confusion stems from lack of total servings. However, it is clear to see that if 1 can is mixed with 3 cans, we get 4 can serving of Orange juice.

ongste wrote:

Hi guys, got this one in the gmat prep and it thoroughly confused me..

According to 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 require to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice?

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ongste wrote:

Hi guys, got this one in the gmat prep and it thoroughly confused me..

According to 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 require to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice?

a) 25 b) 34 c) 50 d) 67 e) 100

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One easy way to get this done.

Conc:Water = 1:3 So, Conc. = 1\4 of Juice

We need to know about 12ounces of conc. i.e. 12x. 12x = 1\4 of 100. (200 6-ounce servings = 100 12-ounce servings) 12x = 25. We need to find the value of 12x.

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ongste 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

\(\frac{concentrate}{juice}=\frac{1}{4}\), 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.

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