Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 30 May 2017, 04:29

### 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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# A piece of string is marked in segments of one-fourth the

 post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 22 Sep 2005
Posts: 276
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 208 [0], given: 1

A piece of string is marked in segments of one-fourth the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Nov 2006, 14:42
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:01) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

A piece of string is marked in segments of one-fourth the lenght of the setring and also in segments of one-third the lenght of the string. If the string is then cut at each mark. which of the following expresses all the different lenghts of the bits of string, in fractions, of the original lenght?

A) 1/12 and 1/4 only

B) 1/4 and 1/3 only

C) 1/6, 1/4 and 1/3

D) 1/12, 1/6 and 1/4

E) 1/12, 1/6 and 1/3
SVP
Joined: 05 Jul 2006
Posts: 1747
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 358 [0], given: 49

### Show Tags

13 Nov 2006, 15:27
A piece of string is marked in segments of one-fourth the lenght of the setring and also in segments of one-third the lenght of the string. If the string is then cut at each mark. which of the following expresses all the different lenghts of the bits of string, in fractions, of the original lenght?

A) 1/12 and 1/4 only B) 1/4 and 1/3 only C) 1/6, 1/4 and 1/3 D) 1/12, 1/6 and 1/4
E) 1/12, 1/6 and 1/3

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT IT HAS TO GIVE THREE DIFFERENT PIECES ( A,B OUT)

ALSO WE WILL HAVE TO SEE A 1/4( E IS OUT)

I SAY D

LCM OF 4,3 IS 12

MY ANSWER IS D
Director
Joined: 18 Jul 2006
Posts: 526
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Nov 2006, 18:41
1/4 then 1/3 then 1/2 (2/4) then 2/3 then 3/4......
this gives --> 1/4, 1/12, 1/6....
Manager
Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 74
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Nov 2006, 19:35
I think it's easiest to see if you draw out a string of 12 inches (since the string is cut in 3rd and 4th, 12 is the best number to pick).

So, when the string is cut in 3rd, we have 4 parts of 3 inches, 6 inches, 9 inches and 12 inches.
When it is cut in 4th, we have 3 parts of 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches. Now, if you have drawn 12 parallel lines with these marks on it, write out the diff between marks. There are 3/12, 1/12, 2/12, 2/12, 1/12, and 3/12. Reduce them, we have 1/4, 1/12 and 1/6 => answer D
13 Nov 2006, 19:35
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# A piece of string is marked in segments of one-fourth the

 post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO 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®.