Summer is Coming! Join the Game of Timers Competition to Win Epic Prizes. Registration is Open. Game starts Mon July 1st.

It is currently 20 Jul 2019, 00:59

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

The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Apr 2006
Posts: 50
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 04 Nov 2014, 04:11
4
19
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

81% (01:41) correct 19% (01:54) wrong based on 803 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics


The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

A. $0.30
B. $0.83
C. $1.20
D. $3.00
E. $3.33

Originally posted by kuristar on 27 May 2006, 09:09.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Nov 2014, 04:11, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
Most Helpful Community Reply
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Status: The Best Or Nothing
Joined: 27 Dec 2012
Posts: 1787
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Nov 2014, 02:44
11
1
\(Answer = \frac{500 * 600}{10^6} = \frac{3}{10} = 0.3\)

Answer = A
_________________
Kindly press "+1 Kudos" to appreciate :)
General Discussion
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Apr 2006
Posts: 50
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 May 2006, 09:35
You are right...

How did you get that? for some reason, I got 0.83...
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 May 2006
Posts: 96
Location: Bangalore, India
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 May 2006, 09:38
2
2
kuristar wrote:
You are right...

How did you get that? for some reason, I got 0.83...


kilograms of substance in one capsule = 600/10^6

Cost of substance in one capsule = 500* (600/10^6)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Apr 2006
Posts: 50
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 May 2006, 09:54
Gotcha. Thank you, I think I divided by 500 instead of multiplying.
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1574
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 May 2006, 02:16
2
2
Easy one.

1kg cost $500
10^6 mg cost $500
600mg cost 500*600/10^6 = 0.30
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 11 Sep 2006
Posts: 500
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2006, 10:59
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule costs $500.00 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of this ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

$.30
$.83
$1.20
$3.00
$3.33
_________________
...there ain't no such thing as a free lunch...
Retired Moderator
User avatar
B
Joined: 05 Jul 2006
Posts: 1641
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2006, 12:17
1
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule costs $500.00 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of this ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

$.30 $.83 $1.20 $3.00 $3.33

what is the cost of 600 milligrams given cost of one killogram is 500

10^6 / 600 = 1/6 *10^4 = number of capsules in one killogram

500 / (1/6 *10^4) = 30 * 10^-2 = 3/10 = 0.3
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Aug 2006
Posts: 351
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2006, 13:42
1
1
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule costs $500.00 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of this ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

$.30
$.83
$1.20
$3.00
$3.33

10^6 / 10^3 = 1000mg
500/10^3 = 500/1000 = 0.5

can stop here, we know 1000mg = 0.5$
so must be A

or we can work the rest out :-D 6/10 * 0.5 = $0.3
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 May 2010
Posts: 254
Location: United Kingdom
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
GMAT Date: 10-22-2011
GPA: 3
WE: Information Technology (Internet and New Media)
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Aug 2011, 06:27
1
Find the cost per mg, and multiply that by 600mg…

1kg = 1*10^6 mg. Cost per kg = $500. Therefore cost per mg = $500/10^6 = $5/10^4 .

Multiply this by 600 to get cost per 600mg = (5/10^4)*(6*10^2) = 30*10^-2 = 0.3
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 56300
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Nov 2014, 04:13
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 487
Location: Germany
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
Schools: WHU MBA"20 (A)
GMAT 1: 580 Q46 V24
GPA: 3.88
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jan 2016, 04:43
1
1
kuristar wrote:
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

A. $0.30
B. $0.83
C. $1.20
D. $3.00
E. $3.33


\(\frac{5*10^2}{10^6}*6*10^2=0,3\)
_________________
When you’re up, your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are.

Share some Kudos, if my posts help you. Thank you !

800Score ONLY QUANT CAT1 51, CAT2 50, CAT3 50
GMAT PREP 670
MGMAT CAT 630
KAPLAN CAT 660
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 13 Dec 2013
Posts: 150
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: General Management, International Business
Schools: Cambridge"19 (A)
GMAT 1: 710 Q46 V41
GMAT 2: 720 Q48 V40
GPA: 4
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Reviews Badge
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 May 2017, 19:44
500/(10^6)=$0.0005/mg

0.0005*600=0.3
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 14 May 2016
Posts: 22
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Apr 2018, 16:20
PareshGmat wrote:
\(Answer = \frac{500 * 600}{10^6} = \frac{3}{10} = 0.3\)

Answer = A



by far this is the best solution since you can solve it manually with no calculator. I bet some used calculator for this question. :)
EMPOWERgmat Instructor
User avatar
V
Status: GMAT Assassin/Co-Founder
Affiliations: EMPOWERgmat
Joined: 19 Dec 2014
Posts: 14590
Location: United States (CA)
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V49
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Re: The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Dec 2018, 19:39
1
Hi All,

We're told that the main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams). This is a 'unit conversion' question and comes down to basic Arithmetic. You can do the math in a number of different ways - and if you're concerned about manipulating "big numbers", then you can do several 'smaller decimal shifts' instead.

Since $500 = 1 kilogram = 1,000,000 milligrams
$500 = 1,000,000 milligrams
$50 = 100,000 milligrams
$5 = 10,000 milligrams
$0.50 = 1,000 milligrams

We're asked what 600 milligrams of the drug would cost. Since 600 is less than 1,000 we know that we'll spend LESS than $0.50 on the drug. There's only one answer that fits...

Final Answer:

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich
_________________
760+: Learn What GMAT Assassins Do to Score at the Highest Levels
Contact Rich at: Rich.C@empowergmat.com

*****Select EMPOWERgmat Courses now include ALL 6 Official GMAC CATs!*****

Rich Cohen

Co-Founder & GMAT Assassin

Special Offer: Save $75 + GMAT Club Tests Free
  Official GMAT Exam Packs + 70 Pt. Improvement Guarantee
www.empowergmat.com/
GMATH Teacher
User avatar
P
Status: GMATH founder
Joined: 12 Oct 2010
Posts: 937
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Jan 2019, 04:39
kuristar wrote:
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500 per kilogram. If each capsule contains 600 milligrams of ingredient, what is the cost of the ingredient in a capsule? (1 kilogram = 10^6 milligrams)

A. $0.30
B. $0.83
C. $1.20
D. $3.00
E. $3.33

Perfect opportunity for UNITS CONTROL, one of the most powerful tools of our method!


\({\text{licit}}\,\,{\text{converters}}\,\,:\,\,\,\frac{{\$ \,500}}{{1\,\,{\text{kg}}}}\,\,\,\,\,;\,\,\,\,\,\frac{{1\,\,{\text{capsule}}}}{{600\,\,{\text{mg}}}}\,\,\,\,;\,\,\,\,\,\frac{{1\,\,{\text{kg}}}}{{{{10}^6}\,\,{\text{mg}}}}\)

\(?\,\,:\,\,\,\$ \,\,\,\,{\text{for}}\,\,\,1\,\,{\text{capsule}}\)

\({\text{?}}\,\,\,{\text{:}}\,\,\,\,1\,\,{\text{capsule}}\,\,\left( {\frac{{600\,\,{\text{mg}}}}{{1\,\,{\text{capsule}}}}} \right)\left( {\frac{{1\,\,{\text{kg}}}}{{{{10}^6}\,\,{\text{mg}}}}} \right)\left( {\frac{{\$ \,500}}{{1\,\,{\text{kg}}}}} \right)\,\,\,\, = \,\,\,\,\$ \,\,\frac{{500 \cdot 600}}{{{{10}^6}}}\,\,\, = \,\,\,\$ \,\,\frac{{30 \cdot {{10}^4}}}{{{{10}^6}}}\,\, = \,\,\,\$ \,0.3\)


This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method.

Regards,
Fabio.
_________________
Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator (Math for the GMAT)
Our high-level "quant" preparation starts here: https://gmath.net
GMAT Club Bot
The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500   [#permalink] 07 Jan 2019, 04:39
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The main ingredient in a certain prescription drug capsule cost $500

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





cron

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne