It is currently 23 Nov 2017, 10:04

### 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

# Events & Promotions

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

# According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice

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

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 352

Kudos [?]: 601 [7], given: 2

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Sep 2010, 13:53
7
This post received
KUDOS
77
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (00:55) correct 31% (01:07) wrong based on 1706 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice.

A. 25
B. 34
C. 50
D. 67
E. 100
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by Bunuel on 09 Jun 2012, 08:03, edited 1 time in total.
Edited the question

Kudos [?]: 601 [7], given: 2

Retired Moderator
Joined: 02 Sep 2010
Posts: 793

Kudos [?]: 1212 [52], given: 25

Location: London
Re: orange [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Oct 2010, 23:29
52
This post received
KUDOS
11
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Byanni wrote:
another question:

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make orange juice. How many 12-ounce cans of the concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice?
a)25
b)34
c)50
d)67
e)100

We need concentrate:water in 1:3 ratio.

We need to prepare 200 x 6-ounce servings or 1200 ounces
Let there be x ounces of concentrate and hence 3x ounces of water

x+3x=1200 , so x=300 ounces

How many cans ? 300/12 = 25

Answer is (A)
_________________

Kudos [?]: 1212 [52], given: 25

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 42338

Kudos [?]: 133122 [20], given: 12415

Re: orange Juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Sep 2010, 14:04
20
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
44
This post was
BOOKMARKED
TomB wrote:
According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice.
25
34
50
67
100.

This is a Gmat prep question. I dont know how to attach wrong answers in gmat prep to this forum. Please help

$$\frac{concentrate}{juice}=\frac{1}{4}$$, as 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts of water to get 4 parts of juice;

200 6-ounce of orange juice = 100 12-ounce of orange juice;

As 1/4 th 100 12-ounce of orange juice must be concentrate --> 100*1/4=25 12-ounce of cans of concentrate are required.

Answer: A.
_________________

Kudos [?]: 133122 [20], given: 12415

Intern
Joined: 07 Sep 2010
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 6 [4], given: 0

Re: orange Juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Oct 2010, 08:45
4
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
1 can --->12 ounce (Orange Concentrate)
3(water Can)+1(Orange Concentrate) =12*4=48 ounce
total cans of concentrate needed=200*6/48=25

Kudos [?]: 6 [4], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 19 Dec 2010
Posts: 135

Kudos [?]: 32 [3], given: 12

new [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Mar 2011, 01:53
3
This post received
KUDOS
I'm surprised I got this right...here's how I approached this.
X can concentrate : 3X can water is given as the ratio
200 cans of 6 oz each = 1200 oz total fluid.

x+3x = 1200
Therefore x=300 oz of orange juice concentrate
Now we are asked how many 12 oz cans of concentrate are required. From 300, 12 goes 25 times so the answer is A

Kudos [?]: 32 [3], given: 12

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Oct 2010
Posts: 381

Kudos [?]: 403 [1], given: 73

Location: Azerbaijan
Concentration: Finance
Schools: HEC '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V38
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Jun 2012, 08:00
1
This post received
KUDOS
C/J=1/4

12x/1200=1/4
x=25
_________________

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true

I am still on all gmat forums. msg me if you want to ask me smth

Kudos [?]: 403 [1], given: 73

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 42338

Kudos [?]: 133122 [1], given: 12415

Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2014, 07:14
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
thoufique wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
TomB wrote:
According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice.
25
34
50
67
100.

This is a Gmat prep question. I dont know how to attach wrong answers in gmat prep to this forum. Please help

$$\frac{concentrate}{juice}=\frac{1}{4}$$, as 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts of water to get 4 parts of juice;

200 6-ounce of orange juice = 100 12-ounce of orange juice;

As 1/4 th 100 12-ounce of orange juice must be concentrate --> 100*1/4=25 12-ounce of cans of concentrate are required.

Answer: A.

Hi Bunuel,

How do we know that the can is of 12-ounce? Because its given in the last sentence that how many 12-ounce cans are required. But its not given that the can of concentrate in the mixture: (1 can of concentrate + 3cans of water) is of 12-ounce.

Please clarify.

That's true. But what the first sentence is saying is that 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts (thrice of that of concentrate) of water to make an orange juice. So, whatever amount of concentrate you take, you'll have to mix it with 3 times as much water.

Does this make sense?
_________________

Kudos [?]: 133122 [1], given: 12415

Senior Manager
Status: Math is psycho-logical
Joined: 07 Apr 2014
Posts: 437

Kudos [?]: 141 [1], given: 169

Location: Netherlands
GMAT Date: 02-11-2015
WE: Psychology and Counseling (Other)
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Feb 2015, 13:12
1
This post received
KUDOS
Well, I got confused with all the different volumes mentioned.

What I did was this:

C/W = 1/3

200*6=1200 ounces

We are asked about 12 ounces of concentrate. So, using the ratio C/W = 1/3, this is C/W = 12/36.
Then:
12x+36x=1200
48x=1200
x=25.

Of course, I still got confused, because I wanted to multiply this 25 by 12. But, since no such answer existed, I chose 25.

Could you explain a bit if my process makes sense and which is the part I am missing?

Thank you!

Kudos [?]: 141 [1], given: 169

SVP
Status: The Best Or Nothing
Joined: 27 Dec 2012
Posts: 1851

Kudos [?]: 2722 [1], given: 193

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Feb 2015, 23:43
1
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Total juice prepared = 200*6 = 1200

Orange juice concentrate required$$= \frac{25}{100} * 1200 = 300$$

12 ounce jars required$$= \frac{300}{12} = 25$$

Answer = A
_________________

Kindly press "+1 Kudos" to appreciate

Kudos [?]: 2722 [1], given: 193

EMPOWERgmat Instructor
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 10169

Kudos [?]: 3536 [1], given: 173

Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2015, 12:33
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Hi aj0809,

This question comes down to how you choose to organize your work and do the math (and there are several ways to approach the math, including TESTing THE ANSWERS). The individual "steps" involved aren't that tough, but you really have to stay organized to work through this question efficiently.

To start, we're given a "recipe" for making orange juice: 1 can of concentrate + 3 cans of water = 4 CANS of juice

Next, we're told that each "can" = 12 ounces. Combined with the prior info (above)....

1 can of concentrate + 3 cans of water = 4 cans of juice = 48 OUNCES of juice

We're told to make 200 6-ounce servings of juice, which is 200(6) = 1,200 ounces of juice. The question asks how many cans of CONCENTRATE are needed to get us 1,200 ounces (according to the recipe).

Since 1 can of concentrate --> 48 ounces of juice, we can do division to figure out the number of cans needed:

1200/48 = 25 cans of concentrate

Final Answer:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________

760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

# Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save \$75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/

***********************Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!***********************

Kudos [?]: 3536 [1], given: 173

Intern
Joined: 17 May 2012
Posts: 45

Kudos [?]: 12 [1], given: 126

Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2015, 21:02
1
This post received
KUDOS
EMPOWERgmatRichC wrote:
Hi aj0809,

This question comes down to how you choose to organize your work and do the math (and there are several ways to approach the math, including TESTing THE ANSWERS). The individual "steps" involved aren't that tough, but you really have to stay organized to work through this question efficiently.

To start, we're given a "recipe" for making orange juice: 1 can of concentrate + 3 cans of water = 4 CANS of juice

Next, we're told that each "can" = 12 ounces. Combined with the prior info (above)....

1 can of concentrate + 3 cans of water = 4 cans of juice = 48 OUNCES of juice

We're told to make 200 6-ounce servings of juice, which is 200(6) = 1,200 ounces of juice. The question asks how many cans of CONCENTRATE are needed to get us 1,200 ounces (according to the recipe).

Since 1 can of concentrate --> 48 ounces of juice, we can do division to figure out the number of cans needed:

1200/48 = 25 cans of concentrate

Final Answer:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

Thanks Rich, your explanation got me out my misery

Kudos [?]: 12 [1], given: 126

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 5234

Kudos [?]: 5888 [1], given: 118

Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jan 2016, 09:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
pepo wrote:
How much counts for the GMAT score mixture problems?
I have some difficulties to solve them, for this reason I am used to take an educated guess always.
Can you recommend some sources where I can learn and make some practice?

Here is how I have solved the question. Please give me some feedback about it.

we have the ration of 1 Can of juice oncentrate, to 3 can of water; 1:3.
The question asks how many 12 ounces of juice we need to 200 6 ounce servings (total of 1200);
So I set the following proportion: 1:3=12:x, which gives me x=36;
So I know that for every 12 ounce of concentrate, there are 26 ounces of water that make a total of 48 ounces (water + juice);
Dividing 1200 by 48 I get the desired result --> 25 :D

hi
you are correct in your approach..

An easier and less time consuming method would be..
we have to prepare 200 6-ounces of juice..
200 6-ounces is same as 100 12-ounces, since rae concentrate is in 12 ounces can..
we also know from 1:3 ratio that the concentrate forms 1/4 of this total..
1/4 of 100 = 25, this is the answer we are looking for..
_________________

Absolute modulus :http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html

Kudos [?]: 5888 [1], given: 118

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 5234

Kudos [?]: 5888 [1], given: 118

Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Jan 2016, 01:55
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
pepo wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
pepo wrote:
How much counts for the GMAT score mixture problems?
I have some difficulties to solve them, for this reason I am used to take an educated guess always.
Can you recommend some sources where I can learn and make some practice?

Here is how I have solved the question. Please give me some feedback about it.

we have the ration of 1 Can of juice oncentrate, to 3 can of water; 1:3.
The question asks how many 12 ounces of juice we need to 200 6 ounce servings (total of 1200);
So I set the following proportion: 1:3=12:x, which gives me x=36;
So I know that for every 12 ounce of concentrate, there are 26 ounces of water that make a total of 48 ounces (water + juice);
Dividing 1200 by 48 I get the desired result --> 25 :D

hi
you are correct in your approach..

An easier and less time consuming method would be..
we have to prepare 200 6-ounces of juice..
200 6-ounces is same as 100 12-ounces, since rae concentrate is in 12 ounces can..
we also know from 1:3 ratio that the concentrate forms 1/4 of this total..
1/4 of 100 = 25, this is the answer we are looking for..

Hi chetan2u,

I got your reasoning, but with some difficulty...for sure I have to improve my ability on this kind of problems.
Could you recommend me some free internet resource on which I can study these kind of problems please?

thanks

Hi,
Although I have not gone through it, just saw this with an attachment. You may find it possible.
If any query, i'll be more than happy.
.http://gmatclub.com/forum/mixture-problems-with-best-and-easy-solutions-all-together-124644.html
_________________

Absolute modulus :http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html

Kudos [?]: 5888 [1], given: 118

TOEFL Forum Moderator
Joined: 16 Nov 2010
Posts: 1602

Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 40

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Re: orange Juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Mar 2011, 04:41
The total volume is -> 200 * 6 = 1200 ounces

1 ounce can results in 4 ounces of juice

So 1 12 ounce can extract can result in 4 * 12 = 48 ounces of juice

Hence 1200 ounces can be obtained from 1200/48 cans = 25 cans

So the answer is (A).
_________________

Formula of Life -> Achievement/Potential = k * Happiness (where k is a constant)

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 601 [0], given: 40

Current Student
Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 405

Kudos [?]: 951 [0], given: 184

Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Jan 2013, 21:12
Hello Kiyo, this problem has been already posted several times. Please search before posting any new problem.
_________________

Thanks,
Prashant Ponde

Tough 700+ Level RCs: Passage1 | Passage2 | Passage3 | Passage4 | Passage5 | Passage6 | Passage7
Reading Comprehension notes: Click here
VOTE GMAT Practice Tests: Vote Here
PowerScore CR Bible - Official Guide 13 Questions Set Mapped: Click here
Looking to finance your tuition: Click here

Kudos [?]: 951 [0], given: 184

Manager
Joined: 18 Oct 2011
Posts: 89

Kudos [?]: 91 [0], given: 0

Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
GMAT Date: 01-30-2013
GPA: 3.3
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jan 2013, 14:59
200 6oz cans = 100 12oz cans

ratio of cans to make orange ---> 1(orange):3(water):4(total)

For 100 servings we would need to multiply the total number of cans by 25. Therefore, 1x25 cans of orange would be needed for 200 6oz servings of OJ

Answer: A

Kudos [?]: 91 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 29 Jan 2007
Posts: 2

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

According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice conc [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 Feb 2013, 11:26
1c+3w = 4 cans of juice.

For 200 6oz juice you need 150 part of water and 50 cans of 6oz concentrate.

50/2= 25 12oz cans of concentrate.

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

Senior Manager
Joined: 22 Nov 2010
Posts: 286

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 75

Location: India
GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V33
WE: Consulting (Telecommunications)
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Mar 2013, 23:58
TomB wrote:
According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice.

A. 25
B. 34
C. 50
D. 67
E. 100

concentrate : water = 1:3

To produce 200 6 ounce serving , we need 100 12 ounce cans.

Now , # of concentrate can in 100 = 1/4 * 100 = 25
_________________

YOU CAN, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN

Kudos [?]: 179 [0], given: 75

Manager
Joined: 28 Sep 2013
Posts: 106

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 45

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Operations, Technology
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2014, 06:55
Bunuel wrote:
TomB wrote:
According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice concentrate, 1 can of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 cans of water to make an orange juice. How many 12 ounce cans of concentrate are required to prepare 200 6-ounce servings of orange juice.
25
34
50
67
100.

This is a Gmat prep question. I dont know how to attach wrong answers in gmat prep to this forum. Please help

$$\frac{concentrate}{juice}=\frac{1}{4}$$, as 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts of water to get 4 parts of juice;

200 6-ounce of orange juice = 100 12-ounce of orange juice;

As 1/4 th 100 12-ounce of orange juice must be concentrate --> 100*1/4=25 12-ounce of cans of concentrate are required.

Answer: A.

Hi Bunuel,

How do we know that the can is of 12-ounce? Because its given in the last sentence that how many 12-ounce cans are required. But its not given that the can of concentrate in the mixture: (1 can of concentrate + 3cans of water) is of 12-ounce.

Please clarify.
_________________

_________________________________
Consider Kudos if helpful

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 45

Manager
Joined: 28 Sep 2013
Posts: 106

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 45

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Operations, Technology
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Jun 2014, 06:23
Bunuel wrote:

That's true. But what the first sentence is saying is that 1 part of concentrate is to be mixed with 3 parts (thrice of that of concentrate) of water to make an orange juice. So, whatever amount of concentrate you take, you'll have to mix it with 3 times as much water.

Does this make sense?

Yes Bunuel, even if we consider the can a concentrate of 4-ounce we will get the same answer.
_________________

_________________________________
Consider Kudos if helpful

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 45

Re: According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice   [#permalink] 23 Jun 2014, 06:23

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 32 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by

# According to the directions on a can of frozen orange juice

 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®.