Bunuel wrote:

Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems.

If a runner in a marathon had the 37th fastest time and the 50th slowest time, how many runners finished the marathon?

A. 83

B. 84

C. 85

D. 86

E. 87

Kudos for a correct solution. Runner had the 37th fastest time... So, there are 36 people IN FRONT of the runner

Runner had the 50th slowest time...So, there are 49 people BEHIND the runner

How many runners finished the marathon?We have:

- - - - - 49 people-----the runner--------36 people------

So, the TOTAL number of runners = 49 + 1 + 36 = 86

Answer: D

Cheers,

Brent

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Brent Hanneson – GMATPrepNow.com

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