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

 It is currently 21 May 2019, 22:25

### 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

# A church collected exactly \$303 from its members during a service

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 08 Jun 2013
Posts: 560
Location: France
GMAT 1: 200 Q1 V1
GPA: 3.82
WE: Consulting (Other)
A church collected exactly \$303 from its members during a service  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2018, 18:05
1
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

82% (01:23) correct 18% (01:10) wrong based on 21 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A church collected exactly \$303 from its members during a service. If each member contributed at least \$2.50, what is the greatest number of members that could have attended this particular service?

A) 119
B) 120
C) 121
D) 122
E) 123

_________________
Everything will fall into place…

There is perfect timing for
everything and everyone.
Never doubt, But Work on
improving yourself,
Keep the faith and
It will all make sense.
Director
Joined: 18 Jul 2018
Posts: 902
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Re: A church collected exactly \$303 from its members during a service  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Sep 2018, 18:28
Every member pays at least 2.5\$.

For the members to be maximum we should keep the contribution as low as possible.

300/2.5 = 120

and the last member contributes 3\$.

Total 121 members contributed.

_________________
Press +1 Kudo If my post helps!
Director
Status: Come! Fall in Love with Learning!
Joined: 05 Jan 2017
Posts: 542
Location: India
Re: A church collected exactly \$303 from its members during a service  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Sep 2018, 00:14
Hi,

Another way of solving this question,

Whenever asked “greatest or maximum” in the question, pick the greatest answer choice and work backwards.

Here the greatest answer choice is E. 123

If greatest number of members attended is 123 and each paid minimum 2.5 then the total collection would be 307.5, which contradicts the total amount collected which is 303. So, eliminate E.

Moving to the next greatest answer choice D. 122

If greatest number of members attended is 122 and each paid minimum 2.5 then the total collection would be 305, which contradicts the total amount collected - 303. So, eliminate D.

Moving to the next greatest answer choice C. 121

If greatest number of members attended is 121 and each paid minimum 2.5 then the total collection would be 302.5. This works perfectly fine.

Hope this helps.
_________________
GMAT Mentors
Re: A church collected exactly \$303 from its members during a service   [#permalink] 14 Sep 2018, 00:14
Display posts from previous: Sort by