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

 It is currently 25 May 2019, 20:29

### 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

# A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided

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

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 04 Aug 2011
Posts: 39
A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Aug 2011, 05:15
00:00

Difficulty:

25% (medium)

Question Stats:

83% (01:27) correct 17% (02:07) wrong based on 42 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided into squares of equal size. Which of the following could be a length of a side of the squares?

a) 4 inches
b) 6 inches
c) 7 inches
d) 8 inches
e) 10 inches
Manager
Status: Trying to survive
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 164
GMAt Status: Quant section
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
Schools: WBS (D)
GMAT Date: 12-30-2011
GPA: 3.2
Re: A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Aug 2011, 07:57
1
Jasontuyj2012 wrote:
A rectangualr with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided into squares of equal size. Which of the following could be a length of a side of the squares?

a) 4 inches
b) 6 inches
c) 7 inches
d) 8 inches
e) 10 inches

you need to divide the width and length of the rectangular to equal pieces where L = W

you can solve this using GCF
42=2*3*7
24=3*2*2*2

GCF = 2*3 = 6

P.S you can make squares with side of 2,3, or 6 and we choose 6 because 2 and 3 are not in the answers
_________________
How can i lose my faith in life's fairness when i know that the dreams of those who sleep on the feathers are not more beautiful than the dreams of those who sleep on the ground? - Jubran Khaleel Jubran
Current Student
Joined: 02 Jul 2017
Posts: 294
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V38
Re: A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Sep 2017, 10:24
Given rectangular dimension 24 * 42.
Now it needs to be divided into squares. Both sides of square are equal.
Now as rectangle need to be divided, its breadth and length should be divisible by the side of square to have proper division of rectangle.

A)4 inch.... 24/4 =6 , 42/4 =10.5 so some aprt of rectangle will be left out
B) 6 inch .... 24/6 = 4 , 42/6 = 7 / So full rectangle cna be divided into 4*7 squares. Answer

Re: A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided   [#permalink] 11 Sep 2017, 10:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# A rectangular with dimensions 24 inches by 42 inches is to be divided

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

 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®.