GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 23 Jan 2019, 14:17

### 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 January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### Key Strategies to Master GMAT SC

January 26, 2019

January 26, 2019

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Attend this webinar to learn how to leverage Meaning and Logic to solve the most challenging Sentence Correction Questions.
• ### Free GMAT Number Properties Webinar

January 27, 2019

January 27, 2019

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Attend this webinar to learn a structured approach to solve 700+ Number Properties question in less than 2 minutes.

# A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 06 Jun 2014
Posts: 45
Re: A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Apr 2015, 15:33
I also had issues with the wording, it is not hard if you get the context right at first time, otherwise it is just time consuming to figure out what the author is asking.
Manager
Joined: 29 May 2013
Posts: 104
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Marketing
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Jun 2015, 02:19
what fraction of the cookies that were placed in the other tins BRUTAL!
Intern
Joined: 05 Jul 2013
Posts: 4
Re: A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Sep 2015, 23:10
I felt the same as it is an ambiguous question. May be if we read the words carefully , writer has mentioned if 1/4 of all the cookies were placed in the blue tin then he is expecting the rest as (G+R). So the final fraction will be G/G+R.Difficult to understand from words though initially.
Board of Directors
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2598
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
Re: A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

27 Mar 2016, 19:16
zaarathelab wrote:
A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the cookies were placed in either the blue or the green tin, and the rest were placed in the red tin. If 1/4 of all the cookies were placed in the blue tin, what fraction of the cookies that were placed in the other tins were placed in the green tin

A. 15/2
B. 9/4
C. 5/9
D. 7/5
E. 9/7

my approach:
8 were in B and Green, and 4 were in red.
we need to put only 1/4 in blue, or 3 cookies. that leaves us with 9 remaining cookies.
since we need a fraction X/9, we can easily eliminate A, B, D, and E.
moreover, since in green tin maximum can be 9 remaining cookies, we would get 9/9, or 1.
A - 15/2 = 7.5 way more than needed.
B - 9/4 - 2.25 - no.
C - looks ok
D - >1 so no
E - > 1 so no.
Manager
Status: GMAT Coach
Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 143
Location: Peru
GPA: 3.98
Re: A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Oct 2016, 09:49
jlgdr wrote:
shrouded1 wrote:
onedayill wrote:
How did u assumed that it has to be G/(G+R) instead of (B+R) ?

The question says 1/4th were placed in the blue tin, what percentage of the ones placed in the other tins ....

So other tins ==> Green + Red

Yes, agree with Shrouded1. I mean the question is tricky but there's a slight difference between being tricky and being ambiguous.

In this case, I don't think it is ambiguous to the point that it would not be a valid GMAT question.

So yeah, one needs to read very carefully. And obviously if the answer choice 5/7 doesn't pop out, then there must be something else going on no?

Cheers!
J

It is ambiguous.
The question says 1/4th were placed in the blue tin, what percentage of the ones placed in the other tins ....
So other tins ==> Green + Red
what fraction of the cookies that were placed in the other tins were placed in the green tin?
So other tins ==> Blue + Red
_________________

Clipper Ledgard
GMAT Coach

Non-Human User
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 9464
Re: A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Sep 2018, 12:16
Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
Re: A batch of cookies was divided amomg 3 tins: 2/3 of all the &nbs [#permalink] 21 Sep 2018, 12:16

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 26 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by