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How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from [#permalink]
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How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver, Colorado?

(1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 3/2 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver Colorado? (1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 1.5 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver Colorado? (1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 1.5 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver Colorado? (1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 1.5 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver Colorado? (1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 1.5 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

Statement 1 is sufficent Statement 2 is insufficent because only average speed of to and fro is given. there are no indicators on what was the distance or time taken for the trip one way or for round trip

How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver Colorado? (1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 1.5 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

D=Speet*time

D=S*T

1) D=1.5(s)*2

3S=ST, solve for T, T=3 hrs..

B) insuff..

A it is..

Statement 1 says that if Betty' speed has been 1 1/2 times as fast , the trip would have taken 2 hours...

Doesnt it mean Is 'S' was original speed new speed = s + 1 1/2 S = 5/2 S and not 1.5 S????

Last edited by siddhans on 04 Oct 2011, 10:13, edited 1 time in total.

How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver Colorado? (1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 1.5 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

D=Speet*time

D=S*T

1) D=1.5(s)*2

3S=ST, solve for T, T=3 hrs..

B) insuff..

A it is..

Statement 1 says that if Betty' speed has been 1 1/2 times as fast , the trip would have taken 2 hours...

Doesnt it mean Is 'S' was original speed new speed = s + 1 1/2 S = 5/2 S and not 1.5 S????

Re: How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop [#permalink]
05 Oct 2011, 02:59

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How long did it take Betty to drive nonstop on a trip from her home to Denver Colorado? (1) If Betty's average speed for the trip had been 1.5 times as fast, the trip would have taken 2 hours. (2) Betty's average speed for the trip was 50 miles per hour.

You can also use ratios.

1.5 times as fast means that if Betty's speed was 2s actually, 1.5 times would mean 3s. The ratio of actual speed : hypothetical (increased) speed = 2:3 Therefore, ratio of actual time : hypothetical time = 3:2 (because time is inversely proportional to speed)

The hypothetical time has been given to be 2 hrs. So the actual time must be 3 hrs. _________________

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