Javier rates his work - readiness : Integrated Reasoning (IR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 21 Jan 2017, 22:36

### 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

# Javier rates his work - readiness

Author Message
Director
Joined: 21 Dec 2009
Posts: 591
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Finance
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 662 [0], given: 20

### Show Tags

08 Feb 2014, 09:16
Javier rates his work - readiness on a scale from 0 to 10, with 10 being maximum readiness. He wants his
rating to be as high as possible when he arrives at his office and has found that the rating is being affected
by how late he sleeps and how long he spends preparing for work. His alarm clock sounds at 6am, at which
time he has a work - readiness of 10. He needs to leave for work at exactly 6:40am. During these 40mins,
Javier's only activities are sleeping or preparing for work.

If Javier spends more than 25 mins or less than 10 mins to prepare, his rating is reduced by 5 points. To sleep
past 6am, however, Javier must use the snooze button on his alarm clock, which delays the alarm by 4 mins.
Each press of the snooze button after the third will decrease Javier's efficiency rating by 1 point.

In the following table(attached), select for Rating the greatest work - readiness rating that Java can achieve
and select for Snoozes the number of times he must press the snooze button to achieve that rating. Make
only 2 selections, one in each column.
===================================================
I find this question too wordy and especially with loads of information.
Attachments

Rating.docx [14.23 KiB]

_________________

KUDOS me if you feel my contribution has helped you.

Intern
Joined: 17 Dec 2013
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2014, 11:54
Not sure how to respond back to this question as this is first time I am answering:
# of snooze: 4. That means Javier will wake up@ 6:16 with readiness = 9. Leaves@ 6:40, means he will take 24 mins to get ready hence no more decrease in his readiness.
Intern
Joined: 04 Aug 2013
Posts: 6
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 7

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2014, 08:38
Hi. Also confused. The GMATPrep answer seems to assume that Javier will spend 5 min. between snoozes, but the prompt says that each snooze delays the clock by 4 minutes. Anyone?
Intern
Joined: 19 May 2014
Posts: 31
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 9

### Show Tags

21 May 2014, 06:33
Hi

Please refer to the following diagrammatic depiction of the problem:

Attachment:

IR Solution.PNG [ 5.28 KiB | Viewed 1434 times ]

We can see that he presses the 3rd snooze at 6:08. At 6:12, when he presses the snooze button for the 4th time, his readiness will decrease by 1 unit (from the initial value of 10). When the alarm will buzz again at 6:16, he will get up, get ready in 24 minutes (thereby losing no points) and leave at 6:40.

So, total number of snoozes= 4
His Readiness for work = 10-1 = 9
_________________

Please press Kudos if you were helped by my post!

Intern
Joined: 20 May 2014
Posts: 37
Location: India
Schools: IIMC
GMAT 1: 700 Q51 V32
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 16

### Show Tags

23 May 2014, 01:08
Hope it helps.

Rgds,
Rajat
Attachments

Post 25_Alarm.png [ 18.36 KiB | Viewed 1419 times ]

_________________

If you liked the post, please press the'Kudos' button on the left

Manager
Joined: 10 May 2014
Posts: 141
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 28

### Show Tags

13 Oct 2015, 15:57
Hi there,

Why can´t we select 3 snoozes and a rating of 5?

Isn´t this another correct option?

Thanks!
_________________

Consider giving me Kudos if I helped, but don´t take them away if I didn´t!

What would you do if you weren´t afraid?

Intern
Joined: 18 Jan 2016
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

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

### Show Tags

20 Jan 2016, 22:46
minwoswoh wrote:
Hi there,

Why can´t we select 3 snoozes and a rating of 5?

Isn´t this another correct option?

Thanks!

Nope thats not correct as the question is to achieve maimum readiness for work..and 9 is the highest possible readiness which can be achieved...Cheers
Re: Javier rates his work - readiness   [#permalink] 20 Jan 2016, 22:46
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A manufacturer rates each item it makes based on three characteristics 1 02 Jul 2015, 17:27
PS: What is the rate ? 7 16 Sep 2014, 11:43
2 A certain species of bacteria grows at a constant rate, its 2 22 Oct 2013, 13:21
please rate my essay 0 16 Jul 2012, 02:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by