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Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity? A. 3/4 B. 5/6 C. 11/12 D. 7/6 E. 11/6 why not: drum x capacity = x drum y capacity = 2x
drum y contains 2/3(2x) = 4/3x oil drum x + y = 4/3x + 1/2x = 11/6x answer E ... this is wrong.
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Originally posted by ggarr on 27 Mar 2007, 19:10.
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27 Mar 2007, 19:16
pick numbers 
drum A capacity 3 units
drum B capacity 6 units
drum A contains 1.5 units.
drum B contains4 units.
drum B gets filled 5.5 after pouring 1.5 from A to B.
Hence drum B is full 5.5/6 of its capacity. i.e. 11/12




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27 Mar 2007, 19:29
ggarr wrote: Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
3/4 5/6 11/12 7/6 11/6
why not: drum x capacity = x drum y capacity = 2x
drum y contains 2/3(2x) = 4/3x oil drum x + y = 4/3x + 1/2x = 11/6x answer E ... this is wrong.
its correct except ... you need to divide by the actual capacity of the drum to get the fraction so
(11x/6)/(2x) = 11/12



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27 Mar 2007, 19:43
ggarr wrote: Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
3/4 5/6 11/12 7/6 11/6
why not: drum x capacity = x drum y capacity = 2x
drum y contains 2/3(2x) = 4/3x oil drum x + y = 4/3x + 1/2x = 11/6x answer E ... this is wrong.
The answer is in terms of Drum Y, so I did the calc in terms of Y...
So...
X is 1/2 the size of Y and is 1/2 full... so in terms of Y, X is 1/4
Y as we already know is 2/3 full...
therefore, when you add the two drums together...
2/3 + 1/4 = (8+3)/12 = 11/12



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ggarr wrote: Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
3/4 5/6 11/12 7/6 11/6
There is a variation of this question. How do i set this one up?
Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/J full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
3/4
5/6
11/12
7/6
11/6



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[quote="bmwhype2"][quote="ggarr"]Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
3/4
5/6
11/12
7/6
11/6
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There is a variation of this question. How do i set this one up?
Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/J full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
3/4
5/6
11/12
7/6
11/6[/quote]
Let C be the capacity of oil drum X
then the capacity of drum Y is 2C
if 1/2 of X is filled, then it is filled to C/2
similarly, if 2/J of Y is filled, it is filled to 4C/J
now, all of X is poured into Y, the total in Y is C/2 + 4C/J
this equals to (CJ + 8C)/2J = C(J+8)/2J
Now, Y is filled to (C(J+8)/2J)/2C = (J+8)/4J
I hope this is what you were looking for. I was a little confused with J in the question and none of the answer choices lending themselves as being correct.
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saurster wrote: bmwhype2 wrote: ggarr wrote: Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
3/4 5/6 11/12 7/6 11/6
There is a variation of this question. How do i set this one up? Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/J full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity? 3/4 5/6 11/12 7/6 11/6 Let C be the capacity of oil drum X then the capacity of drum Y is 2C if 1/2 of X is filled, then it is filled to C/2 similarly, if 2/J of Y is filled, it is filled to 4C/J now, all of X is poured into Y, the total in Y is C/2 + 4C/J this equals to (CJ + 8C)/2J = C(J+8)/2J Now, Y is filled to (C(J+8)/2J)/2C = (J+8)/4J I hope this is what you were looking for. I was a little confused with J in the question and none of the answer choices lending themselves as being correct. cheers
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Love the solutions here. Thx.
Heres how I solved it.
Drum x is 1/2 of y or 2x=y
Pick numbers:
x=50, y=100 Holds true to the equations above.
2/3 of y = 66.66666... 1/2 of x = 25.
Add 25+66.66666 = 91.6666666... Now just find an answer choice that has this percentage and its C.



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Picking smart numbers like 6 or 100 will give the answer.
Lets say Drum x capacity is 100. Drum Y capacity will be 200.
Oil in drum x is 50 Oil in drum y is 100* 2/3 = 400/3
Fraction of oil in y after x is emptied into y is = (50 + 400/3) / 200 = 550/600 = 11/12 Answer is c



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[quote="ggarr"]Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
A. 3/4 B. 5/6 C. 11/12 D. 7/6 E. 11/6
Hello All,
I took the exact approach as others to solve this problem.
Let's say drum X has a capacity of 2, which means drum Y will have a capacity of 4 (twice the capacity of drum x) . if Drum x is 1/2 full then 2.1/2=1 If drum y is 2/3 full then 4.2/3=8/3. If all the oil is poured from x to y then we can add 1+8/3 = 11/3. Now to see the what drum y's capacity will be filled to we can do 11/3 divided by four, which is equal to 11/12 (c)



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Bunuel wrote: Drum X is 1/2 full of oil and drum Y, which has twice the capacity of drum X, is 2/3 full of oil. If all of the oil in drum X is poured into drum Y, then drum Y will be filled to what fraction of its capacity?
(A) 3/4 (B) 5/6 (C) 11/12 (D) 7/6 (E) 11/6 2/3+1/4 = 11/12 Sent from my Moto G (4) using GMAT Club Forum mobile app



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Bunuel wrote: Drum X is 1/2 full of oil and drum Y, which has twice the capacity of drum X, is 2/3 full of oil. If all of the oil in drum X is poured into drum Y, then drum Y will be filled to what fraction of its capacity?
(A) 3/4 (B) 5/6 (C) 11/12 (D) 7/6 (E) 11/6 Assume Drum X capacity to be 300 and Drum Y capacity to be 600 Drum X has 150 lltrs and Drum Y has 400 ltrs After pouring Drum y will be 550/600 = 11/12 C
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Bunuel wrote: Drum X is 1/2 full of oil and drum Y, which has twice the capacity of drum X, is 2/3 full of oil. If all of the oil in drum X is poured into drum Y, then drum Y will be filled to what fraction of its capacity?
(A) 3/4 (B) 5/6 (C) 11/12 (D) 7/6 (E) 11/6 Algebra\(X = \frac{1}{2}Y\) \(X\) is half full of oil. Its oil amount constitutes: \(\frac{1}{2}\) of \(\frac{1}{2}Y\) \(\frac{1}{2} * \frac{1}{2}Y=\frac{1}{4}Y\) \(Y\) is \(\frac{2}{3}\) full of oil = \(\frac{2}{3}Y\) Contents of X are poured into Y: \(\frac{1}{4}Y + \frac{2}{3}Y=\frac{(3 + 8)}{12}=\frac{11}{12}Y\) Answer C Pick numbers. For Y, do not go smaller than any denominator in answer choicesLet X's capacity = 6 gallons Y's capacity = (2 * X) = 12 gallons X is 1/2 full of oil: 6 * 1/2 = 3 gallons inside Y is 2/3 full 12 * 2/3 = 8 gallons inside X's oil is poured into Y: 3 + 8 = 11 \(\frac{FillAmt}{CapacityY} = \frac{11}{12}\) Answer C
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Hi All, TESTing Values will work great on this question. Based on what the question asks for and the answer choices, a great number to pick for Drum Y's capacity is 12. That number is based on the common denominator of the 5 options. Now, we just need to follow the facts in this question and create a little table: We're told that Drum Y is 2/3 full of oil: Drum Y = capacity of 12; has 8 in it We're also told that Drum Y has twice the capacity of Drum X and that Drumb X is 1/2 full of oil: Drum X = capacity of 6; has 3 in it Finally, we're told to pour the oil from Drum X into Drum Y…. Drum Y = 8+3 = 11 Drum Y is 11/12 full Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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Hi, I figured a faster approach here: As we know that the capacity of y = 2x, and 1/2 of x is filled with oil, hence, when you pour from x to y, 1/4 part of y is filled with oil( Refer to y= 2x) So (1/4 + 2/3)y = 11/12y Ans: C 30 Sec. Logical. Simple. And Effective Posted from my mobile device



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ggarr wrote: Drum x is 1/2 full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is 2/3 full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
A. 3/4 B. 5/6 C. 11/12 D. 7/6 E. 11/6 Let the Capacity of Drum X be 6 Units , So Capacity of Drum Y is 12 Drum X is filled 3 units Drum Y is filled 8 units Quote: all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, Volume occupied after pouring oil from drum x to drum y is 3 + 8 = 11 Quote: then drum y will be filled to what capacity? So, Drum y is 11/12, Answer must be (C)
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Quote: Drum x is \(\frac{1}{2}\) full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is \(\frac{2}{3}\) full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
A. \(\frac{3}{4}\) B. \(\frac{5}{6}\) C. \(\frac{11}{12}\) D. \(\frac{7}{6}\) E. \(\frac{11}{6}\)
Hello experts, EMPOWERgmatRichC, VeritasKarishma, Bunuel, IanStewart, ArvindCrackVerbal, AaronPond, GMATinsight, JeffTargetTestPrep, ccooleyChoice D and E are improper fraction (more than 1) that means ''the position of some sorts of oil is out of drum (because the capacity is considered as 1, but here it is more than 1 in choice D and E) when we pour all of the oil of drum x into drum y. So my question is: Q: Will the GMAC make any correct choice where some sorts of oil's (any liquid) position will be out of the drum when one drum's oil is poured to another drum? Thanks__



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Asad wrote: Quote: Drum x is \(\frac{1}{2}\) full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is \(\frac{2}{3}\) full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
A. \(\frac{3}{4}\) B. \(\frac{5}{6}\) C. \(\frac{11}{12}\) D. \(\frac{7}{6}\) E. \(\frac{11}{6}\)
Hello experts, EMPOWERgmatRichC, VeritasKarishma, Bunuel, IanStewart, ArvindCrackVerbal, AaronPond, GMATinsight, JeffTargetTestPrep, ccooleyChoice D and E are improper fraction (more than 1) that means ''the position of some sorts of oil is out of drum (because the capacity is considered as 1, but here it is more than 1 in choice D and E) when we pour all of the oil of drum x into drum y. So my question is: Q: Will the GMAC make any correct choice where some sorts of oil's (any liquid) position will be out of the drum when one drum's oil is poured to another drum? Thanks__ Hi, refer the other question posted by you.. Here oil in x is put into y, which is double the capacity of x.. So if 6 is the capacity of x, 12 will be the capacity of y.. available oil is 6*1/2 + 12*2/3=11.. If we put this in y, the capacity is filled upto 11/12, so there is no spill over.
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Asad wrote: Quote: Drum x is \(\frac{1}{2}\) full of oil and drum y, which has twice the capacity of drum x is \(\frac{2}{3}\) full of oil. if all of the oil in drum x is poured into drum y, then drum y will be filled to what capacity?
A. \(\frac{3}{4}\) B. \(\frac{5}{6}\) C. \(\frac{11}{12}\) D. \(\frac{7}{6}\) E. \(\frac{11}{6}\)
Hello experts, EMPOWERgmatRichC, VeritasKarishma, Bunuel, IanStewart, ArvindCrackVerbal, AaronPond, GMATinsight, JeffTargetTestPrep, ccooleyChoice D and E are improper fraction (more than 1) that means ''the position of some sorts of oil is out of drum (because the capacity is considered as 1, but here it is more than 1 in choice D and E) when we pour all of the oil of drum x into drum y. So my question is: Q: Will the GMAC make any correct choice where some sorts of oil's (any liquid) position will be out of the drum when one drum's oil is poured to another drum? Thanks__ AsadThe answer to your question is "NO" GMAC can't give language in which there is some spillage to be considered as volume poured and available in some vassel. Here the capacities have ensured that there is no spillage.
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