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Rectangular Floors X and Y have equal area. If Floor X is 12
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23 Jul 2012, 11:13
E.) 24
Floor X has an area equivalent to 12 x 18 which simplifies into 2 x 6 x 9 x 2. Floor Y has the same area and we know one side is 9 feet. Simply dividing Floor X's area (2 x 6 x 9 x 2) by 9 will yield the length of the other side of Floor Y (24 or 2 x 6 x 2).



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I doubt if the difficulty level is 550 :D it must be 350.. 18 secs it took. .
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We can avoid lengthy math here due to the handout the question has given us. 12 x 18 for me at least would take some time to work out. Lucky for us the GMAT writers are aware of this and gave one side of the other rectangle as 9. We have an easy comparison here. 9 is 1/2 of 18. In order for their areas to be equal then we must double 12 which becomes 24. These tricks will help you use comparison to solve it in under 20 seconds.



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Sachin9 wrote: I doubt if the difficulty level is 550 :D
it must be 350.. 18 secs it took. . I think it's because it can be easy to make a really silly mistake, and not pay 100% attention to the question (Like with every question)
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These are trap questions which can bring your score way down if one is careless.
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Just imagined x and y floors are equal in area. So x = y As area = lb 12*18=9*x x = 24
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Area x = Area Y 12 * 18 = 9 * l \(l = 12 * \frac{18}{9} = 24\) Answer = E
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Bunuel wrote: Rectangular Floors X and Y have equal area. If Floor X is 12 feet by 18 feet and Floor Y is 9 feet wide, what is the length of Floor Y, in feet? (A) 13 1/2 (B) 18 (C) 18 3/4 (D) 21 (E) 24 Practice Questions Question: 3 Page: 152 Difficulty: 550 Always pretty nervous while taking word problems But i got this one.. 12*18=216 216/9 = 24



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area x equals area y 12 times 18 is 216m 216 divided by the width of y equals the length of y, which is 24.
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Area of rectangle X = Area of rectangle Y 12 * 18 = 9 * length of Y length of Y = 24 feet correct option  E



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Bunuel wrote: Rectangular Floors X and Y have equal area. If Floor X is 12 feet by 18 feet and Floor Y is 9 feet wide, what is the length of Floor Y, in feet? (A) 13 1/2 (B) 18 (C) 18 3/4 (D) 21 (E) 24 Practice Questions Question: 3 Page: 152 Difficulty: 550 The area of a rectangle is: Area = length x width We are given that floor X is 12 feet by 18 feet and that floor Y is 9 feet wide. So we can say: length of X = 12 width of X = 18 width of Y = 9 length of Y = n We also can say: Area of Floor X = Area of Floor Y (length of X)(width of X) = (length of Y)(width of Y) (12)(18) = 9n (12)(2) = n 24 = n Answer E.
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Bunuel wrote: Rectangular Floors X and Y have equal area. If Floor X is 12 feet by 18 feet and Floor Y is 9 feet wide, what is the length of Floor Y, in feet? (A) 13 1/2 (B) 18 (C) 18 3/4 (D) 21 (E) 24 Practice Questions Question: 3 Page: 152 Difficulty: 550 12*18=9*x 12*9*2=9*x 12*2=x



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Bunuel wrote: Rectangular Floors X and Y have equal area. If Floor X is 12 feet by 18 feet and Floor Y is 9 feet wide, what is the length of Floor Y, in feet? (A) 13 1/2 (B) 18 (C) 18 3/4 (D) 21 (E) 24 Practice Questions Question: 3 Page: 152 Difficulty: 550 Looks like I took the long route to finding out the answer! Area of the rectangular floor X = L*W > 12*18 = 216 Area of the rectangular floor Y = L*W > Y = length * 9 We're given that the areas of floor X and Y are equal > 216 = length * 9 > length = 216/9 = 24 > option E
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