Hi All,

Since this is essentially just a rate question, you can approach the 'math' in a variety of ways. If you have a pacing issue with any section of the GMAT though, simply getting a question correct is NOT the only goal - you have to think about whether you're approaching the prompt in the most efficient way possible or not.

It's worth noting that nothing on the GMAT is ever random - thus, the specific wording of the prompt, and the numbers involved, might provide you with a 'shortcut' in terms of how to approach the question.

Here, we're told that it takes John 30 minutes to walk 3 miles. We're then asked how long it would take John to walk 4.5 miles. Notice how 4.5 miles is exactly 50% greater then 3 miles... that means that the time it takes to walk that distance is 50% greater too...

(30 minutes)(1.5) = 45 minutes

Final Answer:

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