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Malik's recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of

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Malik's recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of pasta. According to this recipe, what is the number of cups of pasta that Malik will use the next time he prepares this dish?

(1) The next time he prepares this dish, Malik will make half as many servings as he did the last time he prepared the dish.
(2) Malik used 6 cups of pasta the last time he prepared this dish.

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Malik’s recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of pasta. According to this recipe, what is the number of the cups of pasta that Malik will use the next time he prepares this dish?
(1) The next time he prepares this dish, Malik will make half as many servings as he did the last time he prepared the dish.
(2)Malik used 6 cups of pasta the last time he prepared this dish.

IMHO, the problem statement "Malik’s recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of pasta." is not clear enough.

Does it mean that total 3/2 cups of pasta is required for 4 servings or does it means that each serving requires 3/2 cups, resulting in total 6 cups of pasta?

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29 May 2010, 20:42
It means "3/2 cups of pasta is required for 4 servings" ...
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30 May 2010, 00:53
Is Ans C.... Coz from ques we know malik need 1.5 cups of pasta for 4 servings.

stmt 1:- insuff because we don't know number of servings malik prepared last time.

Stmt 2:- 6 cups pasta were required, so total of 16 servings by using simple cross multiplication, still this statement is insuff.

Combining 1& 2 we can get the ans.
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Re: Malik's recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of  [#permalink]

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30 May 2010, 19:45
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saorabh wrote:
Is Ans C.... Coz from ques we know malik need 1.5 cups of pasta for 4 servings.

stmt 1:- insuff because we don't know number of servings malik prepared last time.

Stmt 2:- 6 cups pasta were required, so total of 16 servings by using simple cross multiplication, still this statement is insuff.

Combining 1& 2 we can get the ans.

Ah!! Somehow I assumed the 4 serving information as the last time preparation information.
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11 Aug 2017, 01:22
tarun wrote:
Malik's recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of pasta. According to this recipe, what is the number of cups of pasta that Malik will use the next time he prepares this dish?

(1) The next time he prepares this dish, Malik will make half as many servings as he did the last time he prepared the dish.
(2) Malik used 6 cups of pasta the last time he prepared this dish.

Malik’s recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of pasta. According to this recipe, what is the number of the cups of pasta that Malik will use the next time he prepares this dish?
(1) The next time he prepares this dish, Malik will make half as many servings as he did the last time he prepared the dish.
(2)Malik used 6 cups of pasta the last time he prepared this dish.

IMHO, the problem statement "Malik’s recipe for 4 servings of a certain dish requires 3/2 cups of pasta." is not clear enough.

Does it mean that total 3/2 cups of pasta is required for 4 servings or does it means that each serving requires 3/2 cups, resulting in total 6 cups of pasta?

OPEN DISCUSSION OF THIS QUESTION IS HER: http://gmatclub.com/forum/malik-s-recip ... 71587.html

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