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

It is currently 21 Nov 2018, 10:30

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
Events & Promotions in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • All GMAT Club Tests are Free and open on November 22nd in celebration of Thanksgiving Day!

     November 22, 2018

     November 22, 2018

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Mark your calendars - All GMAT Club Tests are free and open November 22nd to celebrate Thanksgiving Day! Access will be available from 0:01 AM to 11:59 PM, Pacific Time (USA)
  • Key Strategies to Master GMAT SC

     November 24, 2018

     November 24, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Attend this webinar to learn how to leverage Meaning and Logic to solve the most challenging Sentence Correction Questions.

M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days

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

Hide Tags

e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 04 Jan 2015
Posts: 2213
M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 27 Aug 2018, 02:09
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

88% (01:53) correct 12% (02:17) wrong based on 67 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days. With the help of P, they completed the job in 4 days. If Q joined them, all 4 together would have completed the job in 3\(\frac{1}{3}\) days. If all work at their respective constant rate, then in how many days Q alone can complete the work?

    A. 10
    B. 12
    C. 15
    D. 18
    E. 20

To read all our articles: Must read articles to reach Q51

Image

_________________








Register for free sessions
Number Properties | Algebra |Quant Workshop

Success Stories
Guillermo's Success Story | Carrie's Success Story

Ace GMAT quant
Articles and Question to reach Q51 | Question of the week

Must Read Articles
Number Properties – Even Odd | LCM GCD | Statistics-1 | Statistics-2
Word Problems – Percentage 1 | Percentage 2 | Time and Work 1 | Time and Work 2 | Time, Speed and Distance 1 | Time, Speed and Distance 2
Advanced Topics- Permutation and Combination 1 | Permutation and Combination 2 | Permutation and Combination 3 | Probability
Geometry- Triangles 1 | Triangles 2 | Triangles 3 | Common Mistakes in Geometry
Algebra- Wavy line | Inequalities

Practice Questions
Number Properties 1 | Number Properties 2 | Algebra 1 | Geometry | Prime Numbers | Absolute value equations | Sets



| '4 out of Top 5' Instructors on gmatclub | 70 point improvement guarantee | www.e-gmat.com


Originally posted by EgmatQuantExpert on 27 Aug 2018, 01:51.
Last edited by EgmatQuantExpert on 27 Aug 2018, 02:09, edited 1 time in total.
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7046
M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 01:59
1
1
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days. With the help of P, they completed the job in 4 days. If Q joined them, all 4 together would have completed the job in 31/3 days. If all work at their respective constant rate, then in how many days Q alone can complete the work?

    A. 10
    B. 12
    C. 15
    D. 18
    E. 20

To read all our articles: Must read articles to reach Q51

Image


All four can complete the job in 3 and 1/3 days or 10/3 , so 1 day work =3/10
All except Q can complete job in 4 days, so their 1 day work=1/4

So 1 day work of Q = 3/10-1/4=(12-10)/40=1/20
So total work in 20 days..

E


EgmatQuantExpert, how can 3 people finish faster in 4 days as compared to a situation when a fourth person joins them and now in 31/3=10 days ?????
_________________

1) Absolute modulus : http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html


GMAT online Tutor

e-GMAT Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 04 Jan 2015
Posts: 2213
Re: M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 02:13
chetan2u wrote:

All four can complete the job in 31/3 days , so 1 day work =3/31
All except Q can complete job in 4 days, so their 1 day work=1/4

EgmatQuantExpert, how can 3 people finish faster in 4 days as compared to a situation when a fourth person joins them and now in 31/3=10 days ?????


It was a tagging error. It should be 3\(\frac{1}{3}\) days not 31/3.
We have corrected it.
_________________








Register for free sessions
Number Properties | Algebra |Quant Workshop

Success Stories
Guillermo's Success Story | Carrie's Success Story

Ace GMAT quant
Articles and Question to reach Q51 | Question of the week

Must Read Articles
Number Properties – Even Odd | LCM GCD | Statistics-1 | Statistics-2
Word Problems – Percentage 1 | Percentage 2 | Time and Work 1 | Time and Work 2 | Time, Speed and Distance 1 | Time, Speed and Distance 2
Advanced Topics- Permutation and Combination 1 | Permutation and Combination 2 | Permutation and Combination 3 | Probability
Geometry- Triangles 1 | Triangles 2 | Triangles 3 | Common Mistakes in Geometry
Algebra- Wavy line | Inequalities

Practice Questions
Number Properties 1 | Number Properties 2 | Algebra 1 | Geometry | Prime Numbers | Absolute value equations | Sets



| '4 out of Top 5' Instructors on gmatclub | 70 point improvement guarantee | www.e-gmat.com

VP
VP
User avatar
P
Joined: 09 Mar 2016
Posts: 1115
Re: M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 06:12
1
chetan2u wrote:
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days. With the help of P, they completed the job in 4 days. If Q joined them, all 4 together would have completed the job in 31/3 days. If all work at their respective constant rate, then in how many days Q alone can complete the work?

    A. 10
    B. 12
    C. 15
    D. 18
    E. 20

To read all our articles: Must read articles to reach Q51

Image


All four can complete the job in 3 and 1/3 days or 10/3 , so 1 day work =3/10All except Q can complete job in 4 days, so their 1 day work=1/4

So 1 day work of Q = 3/10-1/4=(12-10)/40=1/20
So total work in 20 days..

E


EgmatQuantExpert, how can 3 people finish faster in 4 days as compared to a situation when a fourth person joins them and now in 31/3=10 days ?????


what is the reason you switched 10/3 to 3/10 ?
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7046
Re: M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2018, 06:23
1
dave13 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days. With the help of P, they completed the job in 4 days. If Q joined them, all 4 together would have completed the job in 31/3 days. If all work at their respective constant rate, then in how many days Q alone can complete the work?

    A. 10
    B. 12
    C. 15
    D. 18
    E. 20

To read all our articles: Must read articles to reach Q51

Image


All four can complete the job in 3 and 1/3 days or 10/3 , so 1 day work =3/10All except Q can complete job in 4 days, so their 1 day work=1/4

So 1 day work of Q = 3/10-1/4=(12-10)/40=1/20
So total work in 20 days..

E


EgmatQuantExpert, how can 3 people finish faster in 4 days as compared to a situation when a fourth person joins them and now in 31/3=10 days ?????


what is the reason you switched 10/3 to 3/10 ?


dave13
If someone can do a job in 10 days so each day he does 1/10 th of work..
So here also they complete the work in 10/3 days, thus in one day they can do 3/10th of work as 1/(10/3)=1*3/10=3/10

If A is doing 1/2 of the work in one day, A will complete full work in 2 days as 1/(1/2)=1*2/1=2
_________________

1) Absolute modulus : http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html


GMAT online Tutor

GMAT Club Bot
Re: M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days &nbs [#permalink] 27 Aug 2018, 06:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

M and N working together, can finish a job in 6 days

  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®.