GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 18 Sep 2018, 16:42

### 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

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

# If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute,

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Math Revolution GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Aug 2015
Posts: 6204
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V42
GPA: 3.82
If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Mar 2017, 01:23
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

70% (00:39) correct 30% (00:29) wrong based on 84 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute, in terms of x and y?

A. 60x/y
B. y/60x
C. 60y/x
D. x/60y
E. 60xy

_________________

MathRevolution: Finish GMAT Quant Section with 10 minutes to spare
The one-and-only World’s First Variable Approach for DS and IVY Approach for PS with ease, speed and accuracy.
"Only $99 for 3 month Online Course" "Free Resources-30 day online access & Diagnostic Test" "Unlimited Access to over 120 free video lessons - try it yourself" CEO Joined: 12 Sep 2015 Posts: 2848 Location: Canada Re: If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Mar 2017, 06:47 Top Contributor MathRevolution wrote: If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute, in terms of x and y? A. 60x/y B. y/60x C. 60y/x D. x/60y E. 60xy x hours = 60x MINUTES (since there are 60 minutes in each hour) So, the DISTANCE Tom travels = y miles, and his TRAVEL TIME = 60x minutes Speed = distance/time So, Tom's speed = y/(60x) Answer: B _________________ Brent Hanneson – GMATPrepNow.com Sign up for our free Question of the Day emails Math Revolution GMAT Instructor Joined: 16 Aug 2015 Posts: 6204 GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V42 GPA: 3.82 Re: If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Mar 2017, 18:32 ==>You get miles:hours=y(miles):x(hours)=y(miles):60x(minutes), and from y:60x=some:1, you get some=y/60x. The answer is B. Answer: B _________________ MathRevolution: Finish GMAT Quant Section with 10 minutes to spare The one-and-only World’s First Variable Approach for DS and IVY Approach for PS with ease, speed and accuracy. "Only$99 for 3 month Online Course"
"Free Resources-30 day online access & Diagnostic Test"
"Unlimited Access to over 120 free video lessons - try it yourself"

Intern
Joined: 11 Feb 2017
Posts: 23
Location: India
Schools: SPJ PGPM"17
GMAT 1: 600 Q48 V25
GPA: 3.57
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Re: If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 May 2017, 12:14
Speed is y/x means distance traveled in x hour = y miles

distance traveled in minutes = y/x*60 ( 1 hour = 60 min)

option B is correct
Director
Joined: 04 Dec 2015
Posts: 701
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Strategy
Schools: ISB '19, IIMA , IIMB, XLRI
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 May 2017, 03:39
If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute, in terms of x and y?
A. 60x/y
B. y/60x
C. 60y/x
D. x/60y
E. 60xy

Tom goes y miles in = x hours or 60 mins * x
How many miles can Tom go in = 1 min
Required ratio = $$\frac{y}{60*x}$$ = $$\frac{y}{60x}$$

_________________
Kindly press "+1 Kudos" to appreciate
DS Forum Moderator
Joined: 22 Aug 2013
Posts: 1343
Location: India
Re: If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

17 May 2017, 04:29
We can also do it by substitution.

Assume x=1, y=30. So Mike covers 30 miles in 1 hour, or in 60 minutes.
In 60 minutes, distance covered = 30 miles
In 1 minute, distance covered = 30/60 = 1/2 or 0.5 miles

So we have to look for an option that gives us answer as '1/2' when we substitute x with 1 and y with 30.
That is only option B.

Hence B

(Please note that in my opinion, using simple algebra as others have done is the best way to solve this question.
I have just given an alternate method)
Target Test Prep Representative
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 3484
Location: United States (CA)
Re: If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute,  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 May 2017, 06:30
MathRevolution wrote:
If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute, in terms of x and y?

A. 60x/y
B. y/60x
C. 60y/x
D. x/60y
E. 60xy

Tom’s rate is (y miles)/(x hours). To determine his rate in terms of miles per minute, let’s convert hours to minutes.

x hours = 60x minutes; thus:

(y miles)/(60x minutes) = y/60x miles per minute

_________________

Scott Woodbury-Stewart
Founder and CEO

GMAT Quant Self-Study Course
500+ lessons 3000+ practice problems 800+ HD solutions

Re: If Tom goes y miles in x hours, how many miles does he go per minute, &nbs [#permalink] 19 May 2017, 06:30
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Events & Promotions

 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®.