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Maria drove a distance without stopping such that she covered first

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Maria drove a distance without stopping such that she covered first 1/3 of distance in 3 hours and remaining distance in 4 hours. Sarah drove the same distance without stopping such that she drove for first 1/3 of total time at a speed of 60 mph and for remaining time at a speed of 45 mph. What is the total distance that each of them has covered?

(1) Sarah covered the distance in lesser time than Maria.

(2) Difference between the average speeds of Maria and Sarah is 10 mph.
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Maria drove a distance without stopping such that she covered first 1/3 of distance in 3 hours and remaining distance in 4 hours. Sarah drove the same distance without stopping such that she drove for first 1/3 of total time at a speed of 60 mph and for remaining time at a speed of 45 mph. What is the total distance that each of them has covered?

(1) Sarah covered the distance in lesser time than Maria.

(2) Difference between the average speeds of Maria and Sarah is 10 mph.


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I have doubt about the statement 2.

Let \(Av_{Maria}\) be the Average speed of Maria and \(Av_{Sarah}\) be the average speed of Sarah

Does Statement 2 means
\(|Av_{Maria}- Av_{Sarah}| = 10\) or \(Av_{Maria}- Av_{Sarah} = 10\)

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In the following cases, order is important:
‘ quotient/ ratio of ’ construction If a problems says ‘the ratio of x and y’, it means ‘x divided by y’ NOT 'y divided by x'
‘ difference between/of ’ construction If the problem says ‘the difference of x and y’ it means ‘x – y’

Source: GMAT Club Math Book, Page: 34

According to GC Math Book,Statement 2 means \(Av_{Maria}- Av_{Sarah} = 10\)
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New post 06 Aug 2018, 21:46
Princ wrote:
amanvermagmat wrote:
Maria drove a distance without stopping such that she covered first 1/3 of distance in 3 hours and remaining distance in 4 hours. Sarah drove the same distance without stopping such that she drove for first 1/3 of total time at a speed of 60 mph and for remaining time at a speed of 45 mph. What is the total distance that each of them has covered?

(1) Sarah covered the distance in lesser time than Maria.

(2) Difference between the average speeds of Maria and Sarah is 10 mph.


amanvermagmat

I have doubt about the statement 2.

Let \(Av_{Maria}\) be the Average speed of Maria and \(Av_{Sarah}\) be the average speed of Sarah

Does Statement 2 means
\(|Av_{Maria}- Av_{Sarah}| = 10\) or \(Av_{Maria}- Av_{Sarah} = 10\)

Quote:
In the following cases, order is important:
‘ quotient/ ratio of ’ construction If a problems says ‘the ratio of x and y’, it means ‘x divided by y’ NOT 'y divided by x'
‘ difference between/of ’ construction If the problem says ‘the difference of x and y’ it means ‘x – y’

Source: GMAT Club Math Book, Page: 34

According to GC Math Book,Statement 2 means \(Av_{Maria}- Av_{Sarah} = 10\)


Hello Princ

Sorry for late reply. But as per my understanding, 'difference between x and y' could mean either x-y or y-x, we cant say what unless something else is also mentioned.
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