Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 May 2017, 01:55

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The ratio of the number of women to the number of men to the

 post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 11 Sep 2005
Posts: 315
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 268 [0], given: 0

The ratio of the number of women to the number of men to the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2007, 00:59
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:02) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

This topic is locked. If you want to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum.

The ratio of the number of women to the number of men to the number of children in a room is 5:2:7, respectively. What is the total number of people in the room?

(1) The total number of women and children in the room is 12.
(2) There are fewer than 4 men in the room.

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

I picked C

My approach:

Info 1 insuff
Info 2 insuff
1 & 2 together
Men = Total - 12
Men<4
Since, W:M:C=5:2:7
there has to 2 men so 14 people

Views????
VP
Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 1145
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 213 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2007, 01:44
The ratio of the number of women to the number of men to the number of children in a room is 5:2:7, respectively. What is the total number of people in the room?

from stem we know that the number of people in the room has to be 14*n.

statement I

If the number of women and children is 12, than we have 5 women and 7 childrens meaning two men.

statement II

since we have less than 4 men in the room, the number of men can be 1,2,3

only when the number of men is 2 ---> we will get integers for the women and childrens.

lets say men = 3 than women = 3/2*7 = 21/2

the answer is (D)

Last edited by KillerSquirrel on 30 Sep 2007, 01:45, edited 1 time in total.
VP
Joined: 09 Jul 2007
Posts: 1102
Location: London
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

Re: DS - SET 26 Q2 [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Sep 2007, 01:44
singh_amit19 wrote:
The ratio of the number of women to the number of men to the number of children in a room is 5:2:7, respectively. What is the total number of people in the room?

(1) The total number of women and children in the room is 12.
(2) There are fewer than 4 men in the room.

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

I picked C

My approach:

Info 1 insuff
Info 2 insuff
1 & 2 together
Men = Total - 12
Men<4
Since, W:M:C=5:2:7
there has to 2 men so 14 people

Views????

I guess it is D, first i picked A. but here is the view

1. 7x+5x=12
x=1
total 14 so suff

2. it says number of men is few than 4, at the moment the ratio is 5:2:7,
it cannot be 1 and 3 otherwise number of W and C will have to be a fraction. so num of men 2 and total 14. thus suff.
Re: DS - SET 26 Q2   [#permalink] 30 Sep 2007, 01:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# The ratio of the number of women to the number of men to the

 post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.