There is a tank where certain fluid is stored. The tank is : PS Archive
Check GMAT Club App Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 09 Dec 2016, 11:34

### 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

# There is a tank where certain fluid is stored. The tank is

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 30 Aug 2003
Posts: 324
Location: dallas , tx
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

There is a tank where certain fluid is stored. The tank is [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jan 2004, 09:47
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

There is a tank where certain fluid is stored. The tank is full. There are five guys who take half of what is stored. The first guy takes half, the second takes half a remainder, and so on.

How much fluid in terms of the initial quantity will they take away?

It was from one of the old ones..could'nt understand the prob though..
_________________

shubhangi

Director
Joined: 28 Oct 2003
Posts: 501
Location: 55405
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jan 2004, 10:17
(1/2)^5

Or,

first guy takes half, leaves half
second guy takes half a half (a quarter), leaves a quarter
third guy, en eighth
fourth guy a sixteenth
fifth guy, a thirty-second
Senior Manager
Joined: 05 May 2003
Posts: 424
Location: Aus
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jan 2004, 10:22
Is it 31/32 ??

1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/16 + 1/32 = 31/32
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 418 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Jan 2004, 12:22
Stoolfi calculated what was left.
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Display posts from previous: Sort by