It is currently 27 Jun 2017, 12:24

### 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

# According to a car dealer's report, 1/3 of the cars sold

Author Message
Director
Joined: 12 Jun 2006
Posts: 532
According to a car dealer's report, 1/3 of the cars sold [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Oct 2006, 14:38
This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

According to a car dealer's report, 1/3 of the cars sold during a certain period were sedans and 1/5 of the other cars sold were station wagons. If N station wagons were sold during that period, how many sedans, in terms of N, were sold?

Question:
Since 1/3 of the cars sold during a certain period were sedans can we assume that there are only 2 types of cars and 2/3 of the cars sold during that same period were wagons. Likewise, can we assume that 4/5 of the other cars were sedans?
Manager
Joined: 04 Oct 2006
Posts: 188

### Show Tags

17 Oct 2006, 15:45
I would read that as there are other types of cars, so only 1/3 of the cars are sedans and only 1/5 of the rest are wagons. The remainder is occupied by a different type of car
Director
Joined: 23 Jun 2005
Posts: 841
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V42
Re: I'm not looking for the answer yet. First, one question [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Oct 2006, 16:39
ggarr wrote:
According to a car dealer's report, 1/3 of the cars sold during a certain period were sedans and 1/5 of the other cars sold were station wagons. If N station wagons were sold during that period, how many sedans, in terms of N, were sold?

Question:
Since 1/3 of the cars sold during a certain period were sedans can we assume that there are only 2 types of cars and 2/3 of the cars sold during that same period were wagons. Likewise, can we assume that 4/5 of the other cars were sedans?

Nope, it is apparent that there were more than two types of cars sold during that period. Otherwise, it'd be 1/3rd sedans and 2/3rd wagons.

Proportion of other cars sold = 1- 1/3 = 2/3
Proportion of wagons = 2/3 *1/5 = 2/15.
Re: I'm not looking for the answer yet. First, one question   [#permalink] 17 Oct 2006, 16:39
Display posts from previous: Sort by