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The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectA case contains c cartons. Each carton contains b boxes, and each box contains 100 paper clips. How many paper clips are contained in 2 cases? (A) 100bc (B) 100b/c (C) 200bc (D) 200b/c (E) 200/bc Practice Questions Question: 4 Page: 152 Difficulty: 550 GMAT Club is introducing a new project: The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectEach week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution. We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation. Thank you!
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picking numbers c = 5 b = 2 200 paperclips per carton 200 * 5 = 1000 per case A. 1000 B. 200/5 = 40 C. 2000 D. 400/5 = 80 E. 20



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To complete your answer, there are 2 cases so answer (C) is correct.



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arthuro69 wrote: To complete your answer, there are 2 cases so answer (C) is correct. Ah yes. Disappointing on my part



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Case >> Carton >> Box >> ClipsJust multiplication required Its 2 * (100 * b * c) = 200bc Answer = C
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Bunuel wrote: A case contains c cartons. Each carton contains b boxes, and each box contains 100 paper clips. How many paper clips are contained in 2 cases?
(A) 100bc (B) 100b/c (C) 200bc (D) 200b/c (E) 200/bc
Bunuel has already demonstrated an algebraic approach, so let's try solving it by picking some numbers (aka using the INPUTOUTPUT approach). Let b = 3 and c = 5So, a case contains 5 cartons. Each carton contains 3 boxes, and each box contains 100 paper clips. So, the number of paper clips in 1 case = (100)( 5)( 3) = 1500 How many paper clips are contained in 2 cases?The number of paper clips in 2 cases = 3000So, we're looking for the answer choice so that when we INPUT b = 3 and c = 5, we get an OUTPUT of 3000Now check the answer choices: (A) 100( 3)( 5) = 1500 ELIMINATE (B) 100( 3)/( 5) = 60 ELIMINATE (C) 200( 3)( 5) = 3000 KEEP!! (D) 200( 3)/( 5) = 120 ELIMINATE (E) 200/( 3)( 5) = 200/15 ELIMINATE Answer: C RELATED RESOURCESAs you can see, Bunuel and I have demonstrated the two methods (Algebraic and InputOutput) for solving a question type I call Variables in the Answer Choices. If you'd like more information on these approaches, we have some free videos: Cheers, Brent
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Attached is a visual that should help.
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Bunuel wrote: The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectA case contains c cartons. Each carton contains b boxes, and each box contains 100 paper clips. How many paper clips are contained in 2 cases? (A) 100bc (B) 100b/c (C) 200bc (D) 200b/c (E) 200/bc Thank you![/textarea] Solution: We are given that a case contains c cartons. Each carton contains b boxes, and each box contains 100 paper clips. Thus we can say the following: c x b x 100 = 100bc paper clips per case. Thus, 2 cases would contain 2 x 100bc = 200bc paper clips. The answer is C.
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02 Mar 2017, 21:06
I think you can draw this out (really helped me)
1 case > 2 cartons > 1 carton = 3 boxes > 1 box = 100 pc >> From here, there are 300 pc in 3 boxes (AKA 1 carton). Since you have 2 cartons here, in 1 case, you have 600 pc. >> You want 2 cases, so you have 1,200 pc.
Plug in A/C w/ variables you defined above: c=2 (cartons) b=3 (boxes)
When you plug in, should give you: 1,200.
C) 200bc > 200(3)(2) > 200(6) > 1,200



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