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Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red

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Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red sticks, and all of the red sticks have the same length. The length of each red stick is 19 inches less than the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V, What is the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box W minus the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box V.

A) 3
B) 6
C) 12
D) 18
E) 25

Originally posted by mrsmarthi on 08 Oct 2009, 17:12.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Oct 2017, 23:27, edited 1 time in total.
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New post 08 Oct 2009, 17:52
\((R+19)-(R-6)=25\).
Answer choices are wrong.
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New post 08 Oct 2009, 18:02
hgp2k wrote:
\((R+19)-(R-6)=25\).
Answer choices are wrong.


Yes the choices are wrong. Correct answer is 25:

{Average lengths of sticks in W} - 19 = Length of red;
{Average lengths of sticks in V} + 6 = Length of red;

{Average W}-19={Average V}+6 --> {Average W}-{Average V}=25.
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New post 08 Oct 2009, 20:16
Yes....even I got the same value. I reread the question couple times to ensure I am not making any silly mistake.

Yep....Answer should have been 25.
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New post 22 Dec 2010, 03:16
This is a very wordy question. Can someone say from personal experience whether GMAT can give you such a wordy question?
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nonameee wrote:
This is a very wordy question. Can someone say from personal experience whether GMAT can give you such a wordy question?


The question is wordy but the concept is very straight forward and you get your answer the moment you analyze the question. Take a minute to analyze each statement and there will be no difficulty. Sometimes, GMAT does give you long questions where you have to filter out the useful information. That's no different from what you do in CR or RC for that matter.
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New post 24 Dec 2010, 01:15
Karishma, thanks for your reply. I just have never come across such a long question and was wondering if something like that can happen on the real test.
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mrsmarthi wrote:
Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red sticks, and all of the red sticks have the same length. The length of each red stick is 19 inches less than the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V, What is the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box W minus the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box V.

A) 3
B) 6
C) 12
D) 18
E) 25


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