GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 17 Oct 2019, 15:54

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 weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they w

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Senior RC Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Nov 2016
Posts: 4106
GPA: 3.39
The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they w  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jan 2019, 11:28
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

93% (00:44) correct 7% (00:22) wrong based on 29 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they weigh 5,600 tons, how many tons does the larger ship weigh?

A. 2000

B. 2400

C. 3000

D. 3200

E. 3600

_________________
Director
Director
avatar
G
Joined: 09 Mar 2018
Posts: 995
Location: India
Re: The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they w  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jan 2019, 10:34
SajjadAhmad wrote:
The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they weigh 5,600 tons, how many tons does the larger ship weigh?

A. 2000

B. 2400

C. 3000

D. 3200

E. 3600


IMO E

Ratios are given which one can use to relate with the given weight
14x=5600
x=400

Largest ship will weigh 3600.
_________________
If you notice any discrepancy in my reasoning, please let me know. Lets improve together.

Quote which i can relate to.
Many of life's failures happen with people who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Board of Directors
User avatar
D
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 4776
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
WE: Business Development (Commercial Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they w  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jan 2019, 10:56
SajjadAhmad wrote:
The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they weigh 5,600 tons, how many tons does the larger ship weigh?

A. 2000

B. 2400

C. 3000

D. 3200

E. 3600


\(\frac{5600}{(9+5)}*9\)

= \(3600\), Answer must be (E) 3600
_________________
Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )
Target Test Prep Representative
User avatar
D
Status: Founder & CEO
Affiliations: Target Test Prep
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 8085
Location: United States (CA)
Re: The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they w  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jan 2019, 18:50
1
SajjadAhmad wrote:
The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they weigh 5,600 tons, how many tons does the larger ship weigh?

A. 2000

B. 2400

C. 3000

D. 3200

E. 3600


We can let the weight of smaller ship = 5x and the weight of larger ship = 9x and create the equation:

5x + 9x = 5600

14x = 5600

x = 400

Thus, the larger ship weighs 9 * 400 = 3600 tons.

Answer: E
_________________

Scott Woodbury-Stewart

Founder and CEO

Scott@TargetTestPrep.com
TTP - Target Test Prep Logo
122 Reviews

5-star rated online GMAT quant
self study course

See why Target Test Prep is the top rated GMAT quant course on GMAT Club. Read Our Reviews

If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "Kudos" button.

GMAT Club Bot
Re: The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they w   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2019, 18:50
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The weights of two ships are in the ratio of 5 : 9. If together they w

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





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