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

It is currently 18 Apr 2019, 09:35

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 54369
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jul 2016, 01:57
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

81% (01:13) correct 19% (01:00) wrong based on 80 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The price ratio between the pants in store B and the pants in store A is 3:4. If all the pants were sold in both places until the stock ran out, what is the ratio between the total amount stores A earned to the total amount store B earned?

A. 3:16.
B. 2:3.
C. 1:3.
D. 3:4.
E. 2:5.

_________________
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2016
Posts: 14
Location: India
GMAT 1: 690 Q51 V31
GPA: 3.23
Reviews Badge
Re: In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jul 2016, 02:45
1
Bunuel wrote:
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The price ratio between the pants in store B and the pants in store A is 3:4. If all the pants were sold in both places until the stock ran out, what is the ratio between the total amount stores A earned to the total amount store B earned?

A. 3:16.
B. 2:3.
C. 1:3.
D. 3:4.
E. 2:5.



So pant ratio - B:A - 2:1 [ Here the hidden is "for every 40 [pants] B has]
Price ratio - 3:4
Earnings ratio - product of both - 3:2
But the question asks A:B, so 2:3
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Status: In the realms of Chaos & Night
Joined: 13 Sep 2015
Posts: 149
Re: In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jul 2016, 04:11
1
Bunuel wrote:
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The price ratio between the pants in store B and the pants in store A is 3:4. If all the pants were sold in both places until the stock ran out, what is the ratio between the total amount stores A earned to the total amount store B earned?

A. 3:16.
B. 2:3.
C. 1:3.
D. 3:4.
E. 2:5.


Amount for Store a = 10 * 4 = 40
Amount for Store b = 40 * 3 = 120

Ratio of Total Amount Would be = \(\frac{40}{120}\) = 1:3
_________________
Good luck
=========================================================================================
"If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck"
"If this post helps you on your GMAT journey, drop a +1 Kudo "


"Thursdays with Ron - Consolidated Verbal Master List - Updated"
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 24 Apr 2014
Posts: 99
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V38
GMAT 2: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jul 2016, 04:13
Bunuel wrote:
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The price ratio between the pants in store B and the pants in store A is 3:4. If all the pants were sold in both places until the stock ran out, what is the ratio between the total amount stores A earned to the total amount store B earned?

A. 3:16.
B. 2:3.
C. 1:3.
D. 3:4.
E. 2:5.


1st statement : ratio of pants

Store A : Store B

10x : 40x

X:4X

Price :

4y:3y

Total revenue

4xy : 12xy

1:3

Sent from my Le X507 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
_________________
way to victory .....
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 18 Oct 2014
Posts: 836
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V31
GPA: 3.98
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jul 2016, 04:24
1
Bunuel wrote:
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The price ratio between the pants in store B and the pants in store A is 3:4. If all the pants were sold in both places until the stock ran out, what is the ratio between the total amount stores A earned to the total amount store B earned?

A. 3:16.
B. 2:3.
C. 1:3.
D. 3:4.
E. 2:5.


Number of pants in B = 4 * number of pants in A
or A/B= 1/4

Price Ratio between A and B = 4:3

Total amount earned= Number of pants *price

1/4 *4/3= 1/3

C is the answer
_________________
I welcome critical analysis of my post!! That will help me reach 700+
Senior SC Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 22 May 2016
Posts: 2632
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Sep 2017, 12:52
Bunuel wrote:
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The price ratio between the pants in store B and the pants in store A is 3:4. If all the pants were sold in both places until the stock ran out, what is the ratio between the total amount stores A earned to the total amount store B earned?

A. 3:16.
B. 2:3.
C. 1:3.
D. 3:4.
E. 2:5.

This problem's wrinkles are that the ratios switch, and the wording of the first sentence might be confusing.

Quantity ratio (for every 40 pairs that B has, A has 10 pairs):

\(\frac{A}{B}\) = \(\frac{10x}{40x}\) = \(\frac{1x}{4x}\)

A has 1x or 1
B has 4x or 4*

Price ratio ("price ratio between pants in B and pants A is 3:4") - I keep the same variables as those on the top and bottom of the first ratio

\(\frac{A}{B}\) = \(\frac{4y}{3y}\)

A charges 4y or 4
B charges 3y or 3

All pants are sold. What is ratio between the total amount (quantity * price) that A earned to total amount B earned?

A earned 1 * 4 = 4

B earned 4 * 3 = 12

Ratio of A's total earnings to B's total earnings:

\(\frac{4}{12}\) = \(\frac{1}{3}\) = 1:3

Answer C

*(x and y are ratio multipliers; as long as the ratio stays the same when solving at the end, you can assume values such as 1 and 4, and 4 and 3)
_________________
Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
-- Mary Oliver



For practice SC questions with official explanations that were posted and moderated by the SC Team,
go to SC Butler here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/project-sc-butler-get-2-sc-questions-everyday-281043.html
GMAT Club Bot
In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p   [#permalink] 01 Sep 2017, 12:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In store A there are 10 pairs of pants for every 40 store B has. The p

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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®.