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Robots X, Y, and Z each assemble components at their [#permalink]
31 Mar 2009, 16:00

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Robots X, Y, and Z each assemble components at their respective constant rates. If r_x is the ratio of Robot X's constant rate to Robot Z's constant rate and r_y is the ratio of Robot Y's constant rate to Robot Z's constant rate, is Robot Z's constant rate the greatest of the three?

Re: DS - Rate problem / Ration problem??? - OG 12 [#permalink]
01 Apr 2009, 01:27

I think E Lets take V as Robot Z's constant rate

is Robot Z's constant rate the greatest of the three?

X:Y:Z=Va:Vb:V now to have V highest we need to know whether V is <0 or >0 V could be 2 or say, 1/2 it changes the whole picture

Robots X, Y, and Z each assemble components in their respective constant rates. If a is the ration of Robot X's constant rate to Robot Z's constant rate and b is the ratio of Robot Y's constant rate to Robot Z's constant rate, is Robot Z's constant rate the greatest of the three. 1) a < b 2) b < 1 _________________

Re: Robots X, Y, and Z each assemble [#permalink]
03 Jan 2011, 20:26

We need both the information if the constant rate for Z is greater or not. 1. says that constant rate of Y is greater than X. x/z < x/y 2. says that constant rate of Y is smaller than Z. y/z <1

Re: Robots X, Y, and Z each assemble [#permalink]
04 Jan 2011, 02:33

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Robots X, Y, and Z each assemble components at their respective constant rates. If rx is the ratio of robot X's constant rate to robot Z's constant rate and ry is the ratio of robot Y's constant rate to robot Z's constant rate, is robot Z's constant rate the greatest of the three?

Let the rates of robots X, Y, and Z be x, y, and z respectively. Given: r_x=\frac{x}{z} and r_y=\frac{y}{z}. Question is z>x and z>y?

(1) r_x<r_y --> \frac{x}{z}<\frac{y}{z} --> x<y. Not sufficient.

(2) r_y<1 --> \frac{y}{z}<1 --> y<z. Not sufficient.

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