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Linda, Robert, and Pat packed a certain number of boxes with books. What is the ratio of the number of boxes of books that Robert packed to the number of boxes of books that Pat packed? (1) Linda packed 30 percent of the total number of boxes of books. (2) Robert packed 10 more boxes of books than Pat did.
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17 May 2006, 02:58
Its E.
Taking A and B together.
Let T be the total number of boxes packed.
L+R+P = T
L = 0.3T
R = P + 10
L+R+P = 0.3T + P+P+10 = T
P= (0.7T10)/2
therefore R/P = (P+10)/P = (0.7T+10)/(0.7T10)
which is not possible to know unless we know T.



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17 May 2006, 07:42
Must be E
Total = x
Linda = L
Robert = R
Pat = P
Find R/P
St1: L = 0.3x : INSUFF
St2: R = P + 10, R/P = 1 + 10/P: INSUFF
Combined : Clearly INSUFF
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17 May 2006, 08:13
Guys answer is C since we are looking at RATIO not at number of books.
Let say we have 100 books.
L  30
R  x+10
P  x
30+x+10+x=100 => x=30
R/P=40/30=4/3



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17 May 2006, 08:38
What if we have 200 boxes
linda packed 60 boxes
between 140 boxes, Robert packed 75 and Pat packed 65 (total=140)
ratio = 75/65 = 15/13 which is not equal to 4/3
So, we need to know the total # of books in order to find the ratio as it will vary. I think if (2) had said "B) Robert packed 10% more boxes of books than Pat did" then we could have gone your route.



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08 Sep 2008, 06:56
gmatmba wrote: What if we have 200 boxes
linda packed 60 boxes
between 140 boxes, Robert packed 75 and Pat packed 65 (total=140) ratio = 75/65 = 15/13 which is not equal to 4/3
So, we need to know the total # of books in order to find the ratio as it will vary. I think if (2) had said "B) Robert packed 10% more boxes of books than Pat did" then we could have gone your route. Thanks Dude !!! I had the exact same doubt and you helped me figure things out. Kudos to u.



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Linda, Robert and Pat packed a certain number of boxes with books. What is the ration of the number of books that Robert packed to the number of books that PAt packed?
1 Linda packed 30% of all the boxes 2 Robert packed 10 boxes more than Pat.
A good question to share.
Please can somebody tell me the rank of this question I find it pretty easy and my collegue told me it is a 600+ question



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23 Aug 2010, 17:02
mehdiov wrote: Linda, Robert and Pat packed a certain number of boxes with books. What is the ration of the number of books that Robert packed to the number of books that PAt packed?
1 Linda packed 30% of all the boxes 2 Robert packed 10 boxes more than Pat.
A good question to share.
Please can somebody tell me the rank of this question I find it pretty easy and my collegue told me it is a 600+ question Answer is E. Since the relationship between the boxes and the books is not established in the question. Not sure of the rank of this question. Maybe a sub600 category question.
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E I would say below 550  600
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08 Sep 2010, 02:35
Should be E.
1) Not sure if there are boxes which are not packed. 2) No definition of ratio can be derived.



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08 Sep 2010, 10:17
mehdiov wrote: Linda, Robert and Pat packed a certain number of boxes with books. What is the ration of the number of books that Robert packed to the number of books that PAt packed?
1 Linda packed 30% of all the boxes 2 Robert packed 10 boxes more than Pat.
A good question to share.
Please can somebody tell me the rank of this question I find it pretty easy and my collegue told me it is a 600+ question I would say it is some where between 500 600. I could be wrong though..



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18 Feb 2017, 03:11
1 is obviously not sufficient since it speaks about linda 2 .says R = P+10 not sufficient cant get R/p combine them since linda packed 30 percent therefore r and P packed 70 percent ..let total no be x R + P = .7x from statement 2 p+10 + P = .7x cant still find P and hence cant find r E
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