It is currently 21 Feb 2018, 19:13

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel o

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 02 Jun 2015
Posts: 192
Location: Ghana
Premium Member
A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel o [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Sep 2016, 05:40
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

56% (00:59) correct 44% (01:39) wrong based on 63 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel of corn. If a bushel of corn generates five-fourths the profit of a bushel of truffles, what fraction of the profit from a bushel of wheat is the profit from a bushel of truffles?

A) 5/12
B) 4/5
C) 5/4
D) 5/3
E) 12/5
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Kindly press kudos if you find my post helpful

Board of Directors
User avatar
V
Status: Aiming MBA
Joined: 18 Jul 2015
Posts: 3076
Location: India
Concentration: Healthcare, Technology
GPA: 3.65
WE: Information Technology (Health Care)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel o [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Sep 2016, 05:53
duahsolo wrote:
A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel of corn. If a bushel of corn generates five-fourths the profit of a bushel of truffles, what fraction of the profit from a bushel of wheat is the profit from a bushel of truffles?

A) 5/12
B) 4/5
C) 5/4
D) 5/3
E) 12/5


Answer A.

Let Corn profit = 3x

Wheat profit = x

Truffle Profit = 4/5 * 3x = 12/5 * x

Wheat Profit / Truffle Profit = x / [12/5 * x] = 5/12.
_________________

How I improved from V21 to V40! ?


How to use this forum in THE BEST way?

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 24 Oct 2013
Posts: 153
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel o [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Sep 2016, 07:24
tuff - x
corn - 5x/4
wheat - 1/3(5/4)x

(1/3)(5/4)x : x => 5:12 0r 5/12

Option A
Expert Post
Target Test Prep Representative
User avatar
G
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 2192
Location: United States (CA)
Re: A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel o [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jan 2018, 13:28
duahsolo wrote:
A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel of corn. If a bushel of corn generates five-fourths the profit of a bushel of truffles, what fraction of the profit from a bushel of wheat is the profit from a bushel of truffles?

A) 5/12
B) 4/5
C) 5/4
D) 5/3
E) 12/5


We can let the profit from a bushel of wheat, corn, and truffles = W, C, and T, respectively, and create the following equations:

W = C/3

and

C = 5T/4

4C = 5T

4C/5 = T

Thus, T/W = (4C/5)/(C/3) = 12C/5C = 12/5.

Answer: E
_________________

Scott Woodbury-Stewart
Founder and CEO

GMAT Quant Self-Study Course
500+ lessons 3000+ practice problems 800+ HD solutions

Re: A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel o   [#permalink] 18 Jan 2018, 13:28
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A certain bushel of wheat generates one-third the profit of a bushel o

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.