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Javier rates his work - readiness

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Javier rates his work - readiness [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: Javier rates his work - readiness [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: Javier rates his work - readiness [#permalink] New post 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?
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Re: Javier rates his work - readiness [#permalink] New post 21 May 2014, 06:33

Please refer to the following diagrammatic depiction of the problem:

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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

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Re: Javier rates his work - readiness [#permalink] New post 23 May 2014, 01:08
Hope it helps.

Answer is 9 readiness with 4 snoozes.


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Re: Javier rates his work - readiness [#permalink] New post 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?


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