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

 It is currently 21 May 2019, 22:21 ### 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. ### Request Expert Reply # John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple

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

### Hide Tags

Math Expert V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55231
John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple  [#permalink]

### Show Tags 00:00

Difficulty:   55% (hard)

Question Stats: 52% (01:15) correct 48% (01:41) wrong based on 69 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple interest and the remaining at 22 percent rate of simple interest, both for one year. At what rate was the larger part lent?

(1) The total amount lent was $2400. (2) The average rate of simple interest he received on the total amount was 15 percent. _________________ Senior Manager  P Joined: 15 Feb 2018 Posts: 256 Re: John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 Simple interest for one year x+$$\frac{10}{100}$$x and y+$$\frac{22}{100}$$y 1) Since part was lent, it could be$1200 and $1200 at each rate or$1 and $2399 Insufficient 2) average. arithmetic mean is a special case of weighted mean. We used weighted mean as we don't know how much money has each interest rate $$w_1$$10+$$w_2$$22=15. The short way to answer: number line 10------15------22. Distance between 10 and 15 is 5. Distance between 15 and 22 is 7. Since 15 is closer to 10 than 22, there is greater weight on 10. Here's solving step by step for clarity. Since $$w_1$$ + $$w_2$$ =1, $$w_1$$10+(1-$$w_1$$)22=15 $$w_1$$10+22-$$w_1$$22=15 $$w_1$$10-$$w_1$$22=-7 $$w_1$$22-$$w_1$$10=7 $$w_1$$(22-10)=7 $$w_1$$=7/12 The weighting on 10 is larger than half. More money was lent at 10% Sufficient B Intern  S Joined: 17 Apr 2018 Posts: 21 Location: Italy Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship GPA: 3.75 Re: John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple [#permalink] ### Show Tags 1 Bunuel wrote: John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple interest and the remaining at 22 percent rate of simple interest, both for one year. At what rate was the larger part lent? (1) The total amount lent was$2400.
(2) The average rate of simple interest he received on the total amount was 15 percent.

Basically, we are asked for the division of the starting sum.
Note that, as in most DS problems, we don't need any calculation but we can just rely on logic, hence making the problem faster to solve.

Process of elimination:
1) We are given the total amount, which doesn't provide the information required. Insufficient.Eliminate A, D
2) We are given the weighted average of the interest rates. This gives us clues about the interest rate on the larger part of the sum. Sufficient. Eliminate C,E.

Correct answer: B
_________________
Give kudos if you found this post helpful :D

My GMAT history:
1st GMATPrep: 620 (Q46, V29)
2nd GMATPrep: 700(Q46, V40)
3rd GMATPrep: 720(Q49, V38)
Intern  B
Joined: 27 Sep 2018
Posts: 4
Re: John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Italiandrummer97 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple interest and the remaining at 22 percent rate of simple interest, both for one year. At what rate was the larger part lent?

(1) The total amount lent was $2400. (2) The average rate of simple interest he received on the total amount was 15 percent. Basically, we are asked for the division of the starting sum. Note that, as in most DS problems, we don't need any calculation but we can just rely on logic, hence making the problem faster to solve. Process of elimination: 1) We are given the total amount, which doesn't provide the information required. Insufficient.Eliminate A, D 2) We are given the weighted average of the interest rates. This gives us clues about the interest rate on the larger part of the sum. Sufficient. Eliminate C,E. Correct answer: B Can u pls explain the option 2 in details and also how to find the solution to this Intern  S Joined: 17 Apr 2018 Posts: 21 Location: Italy Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship GPA: 3.75 Re: John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple [#permalink] ### Show Tags Alpha14 wrote: Italiandrummer97 wrote: Bunuel wrote: John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple interest and the remaining at 22 percent rate of simple interest, both for one year. At what rate was the larger part lent? (1) The total amount lent was$2400.
(2) The average rate of simple interest he received on the total amount was 15 percent.

Basically, we are asked for the division of the starting sum.
Note that, as in most DS problems, we don't need any calculation but we can just rely on logic, hence making the problem faster to solve.

Process of elimination:
1) We are given the total amount, which doesn't provide the information required. Insufficient.Eliminate A, D
2) We are given the weighted average of the interest rates. This gives us clues about the interest rate on the larger part of the sum. Sufficient. Eliminate C,E.

Correct answer: B

Can u pls explain the option 2 in details and also how to find the solution to this

Sure If we name: S1= small sum , S2= large sum and TOT= S1 + S2 = whole sum, then we are basically given:

0.15=(S1/TOT)*0.10 + (S2/TOT)*0.22

Having this equation, we can find the solution

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Give kudos if you found this post helpful :D

My GMAT history:
1st GMATPrep: 620 (Q46, V29)
2nd GMATPrep: 700(Q46, V40)
3rd GMATPrep: 720(Q49, V38) Re: John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple   [#permalink] 27 Oct 2018, 02:02
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# John lent one part of an amount of money at 10 percent rate of simple

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

#### MBA Resources  