GMAT Question of the Day (Dec 16): Work Problem and Critical Reasoning

By - Dec 16, 02:00 AM Comments [0]

Math (PS)

Two consultants can type up a report in 12.5 hours and edit it in 7.5 hours. If Mary needs 30 hours to type the report and Jim needs 12 hours to edit it alone, how many hours will it take if Jim types the report and Mary edits it immediately after he is done?

(A) 41.4
(B) 34.1
(C) 13.4
(D) 12.4
(E) 10.8

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - A - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

GMAT Daily Deals
  • Only Knewton Gmat prep gives you access to >3,400 GMAT practice questions, all online. Save $351 @ GMAT Club. $351 savings @ GMAT Club!
  • GMAT below 720? Let Aringo help you get accepted at top MBA Progams. GMAT Club Special = 30% off! Save today!
  • Amerasia Consulting: 10% off OR sign up for 3 schools and get a 4th free thru GMAT Club. Sign up now. Learn more!
  • Stratus Prep has served clients from across the country and around the globe. Save up to $500 @ GMAT Club. Learn more!

Verbal (CR)

Manager: Accounting and Billing are located right next to each other and the two departments do similar kinds of work; yet expenditures for clerical supplies charged to Billing are much higher. Is Billing wasting supplies?
Head of Billing: Not at all.
Which of the following, if true, best supports the position of the Head of Billing?

(A) There are more staff members in Accounting than in Billing.
(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.
(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.
(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.
(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - E - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

Like these questions? Get the GMAT Club question collection: online at GMAT Club OR on your Kindle OR on your iPhone/iPad

Browse all GMAT Questions of the Day

Subscribe to GMAT Question of the Day: E-mail | RSS

[0] Comments to this Article

Comments are closed.