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In order to complete a reading assignment on time, Terry planned to read 90 pages per day. However, she read only 75 pages per day at first, leaving 690 pages to be read during the last 6 days before the assignment was to be completed. How many days in all did Terry have to complete the assignment on time? (A) 15 (B) 16 (C) 25 (D) 40 (E) 46 Stuck on this question its from OG 13  119
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Originally posted by nelz007 on 11 Oct 2012, 09:22.
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11 Oct 2012, 11:24
nelz007 wrote: In order to complete a reading assignment on time, Terry planned to read 90 pages per day. However, she read only 75 pages per day at first, leaving 690 pages to be read during the last 6 days before the assignment was to be completed. How many days in all did Terry have to complete the assignment on time? (A) 15 (B) 16 (C) 25 (D) 40 (E) 46 Stuck on this question its from OG 13  109 Say Terry read at the rate of 75 pages per day for \(d\) days. Now, in \(d\) days she read \(75d\) pages, and since after that 690 pages were left, then the number of pages in the book is \(75d+690\). Next, we also know that she had \(d+6\) days for the assignment. Since Terry planned to read 90 pages per day for this number of days, then the number of pages in book is also equal to \(90(d+6)\). So, we have that \(75d+690=90(d+6)\) > \(d=10\). Thus, the total number of days that she has to complete the assignment on time is \(d+6=16\). Answer: B.
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11 Oct 2012, 09:43
Here are my 50 cents We know that Distance = Time*Speed, thus in our case Distance is the assignment to be completed and T are those days and S is peed, the number of pages per day. From here we get: D=90*X  according to the plan, assignment to be completed on time reading 90 pages per day for next X days. But, Terry's plans changed so she read as follow: 75 pages for first Y days and 690 pages for last 6 days, we get these equations: 75*Y+690=90*X XY=6 >>X planned number of days, Y  actually used reading 75 pages per day and 6 leftover days used to complete a lump 690 pages From above we find that X=Y+6 and 75Y+690=90Y+540 or 15Y=150 >>>>> Y=10, hence X=16 (B) Please, correct me if I went awry.
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11 Oct 2012, 20:08
Here's my attemp..
let say she has x days to complete the task above..
1st Case:
Rate =75 Time = x6 days Work = 75(x6) = 75450
2nd Case
Rate = ? Time = 6 days Work = 690
so rate = 115pages/day
=> total work done => 75x450+690 =90x
x=16



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25 Oct 2012, 06:35
690/6 = 115 75 *6 = 450 690450 =240 240/15 =16 So answer = 16.( just common sense)
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\(75 pages per day on D number of days + 690 rem. pages\) \(75 x d + 690 = 90 (d + 6)\) \(690  540 = 90D  75D\) \(150 = 15D ==> D = 10 days\) Answer: \(10 + 6 = 16 days\)
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23 Dec 2012, 03:35
Well, How about plugging in. Start off with C=25 days. We know that for 6 days its 690 pgs. So 256=19 days left Now we have to multiply 75 and 19=1425 Now add 1425 and 690= 2115 pgs But the planned rate is 90 pgs. Multi ply 90 and 25 we get 2250 pgs. This is more than 2115. So we need to plugin a lesser number. Plugin ans choice b and get the answer.
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23 Dec 2012, 05:32
I would like to give it a try too. Initially the planned rate was supposed to be \(90 pages\) per day. So the total number of pages will come out to be \(90*t\) where t is the number of days required to complete the book, when done at the planned rate. Now the study has been dirtributed. The person reads the book at the rate of \(75 pages\) per day for the \(t6\) days and for the last \(6\) days, the person reads at \(115\) pages per day. So the equation becomes \(90t=75(t6) + 115*6\). On solving t comes as 16. Hence the answer.
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Formula for Avg= Total/no. of units => Total= Avg* no. of units
Given, Planned average reading=90 pages/day => Planned total pages for d days=90*d (in pages)
Actual total pages = 75pages/day*(d6) days +690 pages
equating both since no. of pages are the same : 90d=75(d6) + 690 d=16
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Initial rate : 90 = P/D Where P > total number of pages. D > total number of days. New rate. 75 = P690 / D6 Solve both equations. D=16 days.
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Her original goal was to read 90pages per day. Thus in 6 days she would have read 90*6= 540 pages. Since she was left with 690 pages means she was 150pages short of target. Since the difference between 90 pages and 75 pages is 15 pages. The number of days would be 150/15 = 10 days Total number of days to complete assignment 10 + 6 days = 16days.



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nelz007 wrote: In order to complete a reading assignment on time, Terry planned to read 90 pages per day. However, she read only 75 pages per day at first, leaving 690 pages to be read during the last 6 days before the assignment was to be completed. How many days in all did Terry have to complete the assignment on time? (A) 15 (B) 16 (C) 25 (D) 40 (E) 46 Stuck on this question its from OG 13  119 Sol: x= total number of pages (x690)/75 + 6 = x/90 x= 240* 6 number of days = x/90 (where x= 240*6) = 16



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We can solve this one with weighted average method (see MGMAT) X*(15) + 6*(25) = 0 X = 10 > X+6 = 16 (B) Let be the first X days at a rate of 75 Pages  It's below planed average of 90 (15), the last 6 days = 690/6 = 115 > It's above the average of 90 (+25)
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nelz007 wrote: In order to complete a reading assignment on time, Terry planned to read 90 pages per day. However, she read only 75 pages per day at first, leaving 690 pages to be read during the last 6 days before the assignment was to be completed. How many days in all did Terry have to complete the assignment on time?
(A) 15 (B) 16 (C) 25 (D) 40 (E) 46 We can solve this problem in a similar manner to solving a work problem, and we can use a table to organize our information. We can fill in what she was “supposed” to do and what she “did” do. We are given that her initial plan was to read 90 pages per day for “T” days. We can multiply, getting 90T for the total work that was supposed to be done for the entire reading assignment. We are next told that she actually started out reading 75 pages per day until she had 6 days left to finish the project. Since T represents the total number of days we can say she read 75 pages per day for (T–6) days. Finally, when we multiply, we see that her work done on the T–6 days was 75T–450. To finish this problem we need to set up one final equation. We are told that she must read 690 pages in the last 6 days to complete the assignment. From the chart we see that 90T denotes a completed assignment. Thus we can say: 75T – 450 + 690 = 90T 75T + 240 = 90T 15T = 240 T = 16 Answer B.
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She loses 15 Pages / Day
Assume she read 75 pages for the last 6 days as well.
Therefore, she would be short of 240 Pages to finish.
Since she loses 15 pages / day,
The Calculation would be:
15 Pages/ Day * No Of Days = 240
No of Days = 240/15
No of Days = 16



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Let X be the number of days she initially planned to read for this assignment. Then we can set up an easy equation 75*(X6) +690 = 90*X => 75X  450 +690 = 90X => 75X +240 = 90X => 240= 90X  75X => X = 240/ 15 = 16 Ans. B



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Plan: Speed: 90 pages/day Time: x days Pages left: 0 Total pages in the book: 90x
Actual situation: Speed: 75 pages/day Time: (x6) days Pages left: 690 Total pages in the book: 75(x6)+690
Solution: 90x=75(x6)+690 x=16 (B)



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In order to complete a reading assignment on time, Terry planned to read 90 pages per day. However, she read only 75 pages per day at first, leaving 690 pages to be read during the last 6 days before the assignment was to be completed. How many days in all did Terry have to complete the assignment on time?
(A) 15 (B) 16 (C) 25 (D) 40 (E) 46
My 2 cents. Good old D = RT
1st2ndTotal D:x690x+690 R:7511590 T:y6y+6
D/T = R, apply this on Total
x+690 / y+6 = 90 x+690 = 90y+540 x = 90y150
Plug it back to 1st. 90y 150 / y = 75 90y 150 = 75y 15y = 150 y= 10
So the total would be 10+6 = 16 Hence B



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Just try to test the answers: First, planned were to read 90 pages per day, but then the rate changed to only 75 pages per day, leaving 690 pages for the last 6 day. This is valuable information later on. Now lets take B) 16 days to complete the assignment: You see you get a nice, clean number for the first part (166)=10 as 6 days are left to read the final 690 pages. First calculate the planned value that would be 90*16 =1440 thats the value we want to obtain. She has now 10 days to read 75 pages per day> 75*10=750 and in the last 6 days she reads the given 690 pages. Sum the two values to see if we have a match (750+690)=1440  Bingo! Answer is B!



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Can we think of it in this way? Please correct me if I am wrong. Last 6 days Terry has to read 690 pages in 6 days. Meaning he has to Average 115 pages per day. His intended average was 90. So, he has to "gain" 11590 = 25 pages per day to catch up on his intended average. In total he has to gain 25*6 = 150 pages. If he has to gain 150 pages, it means he has lost 150 pages initially. His initial loss per day = 9075 = 15. Hence to lose a total of 150 pages  he would have studied at this rate for 150/15 = 10 days. Total time = 10 days (with a loss of 15 pages per day over intended average ) + 6 days (with a gain of 25 pages per day over intended average) = 16.
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