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# "Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to

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"Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am. In Randy's bar, "Silvermoon" beer is sold at a constant rate except during happy hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, when the rate triples.

If a keg of Silvermoon beer is half empty at 5pm on Monday, and two-thirds empty at the beginning of the happy hour, when will it be completely empty?

A. Monday, 7:30 pm
B. Monday, 9 pm
C. Monday, 7 pm
D. Monday, 6:45 pm
E. Monday, 9:30 pm

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30 Jan 2014, 02:25
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Let the keg be a 150 Litre keg
At 5 pm.. There are 75 litres
At 6:30 pm there are 50 litres.

So, consumption rate is 25 litres per 1.5 hours.

So it will take 3 hours to finish 50 litres at this rate.

During happy hour it sells 3 times faster. So, rate = 1 hour per 50 litres.

So, keg becomes empty at 6:30 + 1 hour = 7:30 pm

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30 Jan 2014, 02:38
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Let the keg be a 150 Litre keg
At 5 pm.. There are 75 litres
At 6:30 pm there are 50 litres.

So, consumption rate is 25 litres per 1.5 hours.

So it will take 3 hours to finish 50 litres at this rate.

During happy hour it sells 3 times faster. So, rate = 1 hour per 50 litres.

So, keg becomes empty at 6:30 + 1 hour = 7:30 pm

Macfauz,

Thanks for the solution. I acutally spent close to 3 minutes on this Q during the exam. I just wanted to understand about how you picked numbers. Did you start with 150 lts itself or revised later.
I do consider numbers based on LCM prinicple but some how goof up in pressure situation.

Any pointers ....
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30 Jan 2014, 02:46
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WoundedTiger wrote:
MacFauz wrote:
"Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am. In Randy's bar, "Silvermoon" beer is sold at a constant rate except during happy hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, when the rate triples.

If a keg of Silvermoon beer is half empty at 5pm on Monday, and two-thirds empty at the beginning of the happy hour, when will it be completely empty?

A. Monday, 7:30 pm
B. Monday, 9 pm
C. Monday, 7 pm
D. Monday, 6:45 pm
E. Monday, 9:30 pm

Let the keg be a 150 Litre keg
At 5 pm.. There are 75 litres
At 6:30 pm there are 50 litres.

So, consumption rate is 25 litres per 1.5 hours.

So it will take 3 hours to finish 50 litres at this rate.

During happy hour it sells 3 times faster. So, rate = 1 hour per 50 litres.

So, keg becomes empty at 6:30 + 1 hour = 7:30 pm

Macfauz,

Thanks for the solution. I acutally spent close to 3 minutes on this Q during the exam. I just wanted to understand about how you picked numbers. Did you start with 150 lts itself or revised later.
I do consider numbers based on LCM prinicple but some how goof up in pressure situation.

Any pointers ....

I'd choose a number which is a multiple of both 2 and 3: we have 1/2 and 2/3 mentioned in the stem.

Say the capacity is 6 liters:
At 5 pm. 3 liters are left.
At 6:30 pm 2 liters are left.

Regular consumption 1 liter in 1.5 hours.
Tripled consumption 3 liters in 1.5 hours, or 3/1.5=2 liters per hour.

At 6:30 pm, when the happy hour starts, 2 liters are left, hence at the rate of 2 liters per hour 1 "happy" hour is needed to empty the keg.

Hope it helps.
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30 Jan 2014, 03:05
As usual.. Nothing more needs to be said after a Bunuel reply..
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29 Nov 2015, 11:40
if 1/2 was at 5pm and 1/3 at 6:30, that means that in 90 minutes, the clients consumed 1/6 of the beer.
now, since 1/6 is consumed in 1.5 hours, let's find how much is consumed in 1 hour:
1/6 * 2/3 = 1/9 is consumed in 1 hour.
since the sales triple during the happy hour, the sales of the beer would be 1/9 * 3 or 3/9 or 1/3.

Now, we know that at 6:30 there is left only 1/3 of the beer. between 6:30 and 7:30 is consumed 1/3 of the total beer. It must be true that at 7:30 there will be no beer left.

the same is true if we pick numbers:
suppose there are 120 liters of beer in total
60 was at 5pm, and 40 was at 6:30 pm
ok, so 20 liters were consumed during 1.5 hours.
multiply 20 by 2/3 to see how much during 1 hour is consumed -> 40/3.
during the happy hour, the sales/consumption triples to 40/3*3 or 40 liters.
since we were left with 40 liters at 6:30, and since 40 liters is consumed during the happy hour, 0 liters would be left at 7:30.

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05 Dec 2016, 03:40
"Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am. In Randy's bar, "Silvermoon" beer is sold at a constant rate except during happy hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, when the rate triples.

If a keg of Silvermoon beer is half empty at 5pm on Monday, and two-thirds empty at the beginning of the happy hour, when will it be completely empty?

1) 7:30 pm
2) 7:00 pm
3) 6:45 pm
4) 9:00 pm
5) 9:30 pm
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05 Dec 2016, 05:41
amandeep_k wrote:
"Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am. In Randy's bar, "Silvermoon" beer is sold at a constant rate except during happy hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, when the rate triples.

If a keg of Silvermoon beer is half empty at 5pm on Monday, and two-thirds empty at the beginning of the happy hour, when will it be completely empty?

1) 7:30 pm
2) 7:00 pm
3) 6:45 pm
4) 9:00 pm
5) 9:30 pm

Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion above.
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06 Dec 2016, 01:53
Bunuel wrote:
amandeep_k wrote:
"Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am. In Randy's bar, "Silvermoon" beer is sold at a constant rate except during happy hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, when the rate triples.

If a keg of Silvermoon beer is half empty at 5pm on Monday, and two-thirds empty at the beginning of the happy hour, when will it be completely empty?

1) 7:30 pm
2) 7:00 pm
3) 6:45 pm
4) 9:00 pm
5) 9:30 pm

Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion above.

Thanks Bunuel. Just one query, is there a way to check if the same question is posted earlier? TIA
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06 Dec 2016, 03:47
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Bunuel wrote:
WoundedTiger wrote:
MacFauz wrote:
"Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am. In Randy's bar, "Silvermoon" beer is sold at a constant rate except during happy hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, when the rate triples.

If a keg of Silvermoon beer is half empty at 5pm on Monday, and two-thirds empty at the beginning of the happy hour, when will it be completely empty?

A. Monday, 7:30 pm
B. Monday, 9 pm
C. Monday, 7 pm
D. Monday, 6:45 pm
E. Monday, 9:30 pm

Let the keg be a 150 Litre keg
At 5 pm.. There are 75 litres
At 6:30 pm there are 50 litres.

So, consumption rate is 25 litres per 1.5 hours.

So it will take 3 hours to finish 50 litres at this rate.

During happy hour it sells 3 times faster. So, rate = 1 hour per 50 litres.

So, keg becomes empty at 6:30 + 1 hour = 7:30 pm

Macfauz,

Thanks for the solution. I acutally spent close to 3 minutes on this Q during the exam. I just wanted to understand about how you picked numbers. Did you start with 150 lts itself or revised later.
I do consider numbers based on LCM prinicple but some how goof up in pressure situation.

Any pointers ....

I'd choose a number which is a multiple of both 2 and 3: we have 1/2 and 2/3 mentioned in the stem.

Say the capacity is 6 liters:
At 5 pm. 3 liters are left.
At 6:30 pm 2 liters are left.

Regular consumption 1 liter in 1.5 hours.
Tripled consumption 3 liters in 1.5 hours, or 3/1.5=2 liters per hour.

At 6:30 pm, when the happy hour starts, 2 liters are left, hence at the rate of 2 liters per hour 1 "happy" hour is needed to empty the keg.

Hope it helps.

Your post also says that 1 happy hour is sufficient to empty the keg, but you wrote Answer E. Is it by mistake? Thanks for your posts. They are really helpful.

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06 Dec 2016, 03:57
amandeep_k wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
amandeep_k wrote:
"Randy's" bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am. In Randy's bar, "Silvermoon" beer is sold at a constant rate except during happy hour, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, when the rate triples.

If a keg of Silvermoon beer is half empty at 5pm on Monday, and two-thirds empty at the beginning of the happy hour, when will it be completely empty?

1) 7:30 pm
2) 7:00 pm
3) 6:45 pm
4) 9:00 pm
5) 9:30 pm

Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion above.

Thanks Bunuel. Just one query, is there a way to check if the same question is posted earlier? TIA

When you type the first sentence of the question along with the keyword "on gmatclub" on google, it shows the link of that question if the question is already posted.
For above question, if we type on google -- Randy's bar serves customers every weeknight from 5 pm to 1 am on gmatclub, it will show the first link of this ques on gmatclub.

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