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# A company has two models of computers, model M and model N

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A company has two models of computers, model M and model N. Operating at a constant rate, a model M computer can complete a certain task in 18 minutes and a model N computer can complete the same task in 9 minutes. If the company used the same number of each model of computer to complete the task in 1 minute, how many model M computers were used?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 6

(D) 9

(E) 12

We are given that the model M computer can complete a task in 18 minutes; thus the rate of model M is 1/18. We are also given that a model N computer can complete the same task in 9 minutes; thus the rate of model N is 1/9.

We need to determine the number of each model of computer used if the task were completed in 1 minute. If that is the case, then the combined rate of all the computers is 1/1 = 1. We can let n = the number of computers used for each model of computer and create the following equation:

rate of n model M computers + rate of n model N computers = 1

n(1/18) + n(1/9) = 1

Multiplying the entire equation by 18, we have:

n + 2n = 18

3n = 18

n = 6

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Re: A company has two models of computers, model M and model N [#permalink]
megafan wrote:
A company has two models of computers, model M and model N. Operating at a constant rate, a model M computer can complete a certain task in 18 minutes and a model N computer can complete the same task in 9 minutes. If the company used the same number of each model of computer to complete the task in 1 minute, how many model M computers were used?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 6

(D) 9

(E) 12

Source: Gmat Hacks 1800

Let's say 1 work is processing 18 gb of data.

Model M : 1 gb per min

Model N : 2 gb per min

Working together, 1 M and 1 N = 3 gb per min

So, 6 times as many computers would work at 18 gb per min.

So no. of M = 6

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Re: A company has two models of computers, model M and model N [#permalink]
megafan wrote:
A company has two models of computers, model M and model N. Operating at a constant rate, a model M computer can complete a certain task in 18 minutes and a model N computer can complete the same task in 9 minutes. If the company used the same number of each model of computer to complete the task in 1 minute, how many model M computers were used?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 6

(D) 9

(E) 12

Source: Gmat Hacks 1800

Another copied question from Gmat hacks. Original question from GMAT Prep:

Quote:
A company has two types of machines, type R and type S. Operating at a constant rate, a machine of type R does a certain job in 36 hrs and a machine of type S does the same job in 18 hours. If the company used the same number of each type of machine to do the job in 2 hours, how many machines of type R were used?

A. 3
B. 4
C. 6
D. 9
E. 12

Discussed here: a-company-has-two-types-of-machines-type-r-and-type-s-130108.html
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Re: A company has two models of computers, model M and model N [#permalink]
megafan wrote:
A company has two models of computers, model M and model N. Operating at a constant rate, a model M computer can complete a certain task in 18 minutes and a model N computer can complete the same task in 9 minutes. If the company used the same number of each model of computer to complete the task in 1 minute, how many model M computers were used?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 6

(D) 9

(E) 12

Source: Gmat Hacks 1800

let c=number of pairs
combined rate=1/6
c=6 pairs=6 model M computers
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Re: A company has two models of computers, model M and model N [#permalink]
megafan wrote:
A company has two models of computers, model M and model N. Operating at a constant rate, a model M computer can complete a certain task in 18 minutes and a model N computer can complete the same task in 9 minutes. If the company used the same number of each model of computer to complete the task in 1 minute, how many model M computers were used?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 6

(D) 9

(E) 12

Source: Gmat Hacks 1800

If model M computer can complete a certain task in 18 minutes and a model N computer can complete the same task in 9 minutes, then working together one model M computer and 1 Model N computer complete the same task in 6 minutes:
1/18+1/9=1/6
If the company used the same number of each model of computer to complete the task, then to complete the task in 1 minute, 6 computers of each model were used. C)
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