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During a car trip, Maria stopped to rest after she traveled 1/2 of the total distance to her destination. she stopped again after she traveled 1/4 of the distance remaining between her first stop and her destination, and then she drove the remaining 120 miles to her detination. What was the total distance, in miles from Maria's starting point to her destination? A. 280 B. 320 C. 360 D. 420 E. 480
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Originally posted by zz0vlb on 28 Apr 2010, 07:16.
Last edited by Bunuel on 31 Jul 2016, 01:10, edited 1 time in total.
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Thanks Hussain, the trap is if we over look reading "remaining distance" in the statement we will end up with 480 as answer.



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1x/2 + (1/4)(1x/2) = 5x/8 = total distance traveled so far remaining distance = 3x/8 = 120 => x = 320 kms



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Remaining distance after second stop = 3/4 *(x/2) = 120
Solving for X = 320
Option B.



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zz0vlb wrote: During a car trip, Maria stopped to rest after she traveled 1/2 of the total distance to her destination. she stopped again after she traveled 1/4 of the distance remaining between her first stop and her destination, and then she drove the remaining 120 miles to her detination. What was the total distance, in miles from Maria's starting point to her destination?
A. 280 B. 320 C. 360 D. 420 E. 480 We can let n = total distance and create the equation: n/2 + 1/4(n/2) + 120 = n n/2 + n/8 + 120 = n Multiplying by 8 we have: 4n + n + 960 = 8n 960 = 3n 320 = n Answer: B
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zz0vlb wrote: During a car trip, Maria stopped to rest after she traveled 1/2 of the total distance to her destination. she stopped again after she traveled 1/4 of the distance remaining between her first stop and her destination, and then she drove the remaining 120 miles to her detination. What was the total distance, in miles from Maria's starting point to her destination?
A. 280 B. 320 C. 360 D. 420 E. 480 Using answer choices: Start with B = 320 miles Total distance = 320 miles Half distance = 160 miles Remaining = 160 miles 1/4th of 160 = 40 miles 160 + 40 = 200 miles Remaining final distance = 120 miles > perfect match Hence (B)
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