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

It is currently 21 May 2019, 21:54

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

A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development

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

Hide Tags

 
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Sep 2015
Posts: 6
A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 07 Jun 2017, 06:59
3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

68% (03:33) correct 32% (03:10) wrong based on 56 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development. They paint the first y houses at a rate of x houses per week.Realizing that they'll be late at this rate, they bring in some more painters and paint the rest of the houses at the rate of 1.25x houses per week. The total time it takes them to paint all the houses under this scenario is what fraction of the time it would have taken if they had painted all the houses at their original rate of x houses per week?

(A) 0.8(80 – y)
(B) 0.8 + 0.0025y
(C) 80/y – 1.25
(D) 80/1.25y
(E) 80 – 0.25y

Originally posted by amit10th on 07 Jun 2017, 06:56.
Last edited by Bunuel on 07 Jun 2017, 06:59, edited 1 time in total.
Edited the question.
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55231
Re: A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Jun 2017, 06:59
amit10th wrote:
A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development. They paint the first y houses at a rate of x houses per week.Realizing that they'll be late at this rate, they bring in some more painters and paint the rest of the houses at the rate of 1.25x houses per week. The total time it takes them to paint all the houses under this scenario is what fraction of the time it would have taken if they had painted all the houses at their original rate of x houses per week?

(A) 0.8(80 – y)
(B) 0.8 + 0.0025y
(C) 80/y – 1.25
(D) 80/1.25y
(E) 80 – 0.25y


Re-worded MGMAT question: https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-painting-c ... 99562.html
_________________
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 10980
Re: A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2018, 12:24
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.
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development   [#permalink] 17 Sep 2018, 12:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A paint crew gets a rush order to paint 80 houses in a new development

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


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| 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®.