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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND EditionThree business partners, Q, R, and S, agree to divide their total profit for a certain year in the ratios 2:5:8, respectively. If Q's share was $4,000, what was the total profit of the business partners for the year? (A) $26,000 (B) $30,000 (C) $52,000 (D) $60,000 (E) $300,000 Problem Solving Question: 82 Category: Algebra Applied problems Page: 72 Difficulty: 600 GMAT Club is introducing a new project: The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectEach week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution. We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation. Thank you!
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SOLUTIONThree business partners, Q, R, and S, agree to divide their total profit for a certain year in the ratios 2:5:8, respectively. If Q's share was $4,000, what was the total profit of the business partners for the year?(A) $26,000 (B) $30,000 (C) $52,000 (D) $60,000 (E) $300,000 The total profit was divided in the ratio Q:R:S = 2:5:8, hence Q's share was 2/(2 + 5 + 8) = 2/15 of the total profit. Q's share was $4,000, thus 2/15*{total} = 4,000 > {total} = 30,000. Answer: B.
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IMO  B If Q's share is $4,000 and Q get 2x, then 2x = 4000, x = 2000. If R gets 5, then 5x = 10000. If S gets 8, then 8x = 16000 Q + R + S = 4000 + 10000 + 16000 = 30000
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07 Feb 2014, 10:40
I'd say (B), too.
2:5:8 > 2x+5x+8x = 15x. Since Q's share is 4,000. 2x=4,000 > x=2,000.
15*(2,000) = 30,000.



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SOLUTIONThree business partners, Q, R, and S, agree to divide their total profit for a certain year in the ratios 2:5:8, respectively. If Q's share was $4,000, what was the total profit of the business partners for the year?(A) $26,000 (B) $30,000 (C) $52,000 (D) $60,000 (E) $300,000 The total profit was divided in the ratio Q:R:S = 2:5:8, hence Q's share was 2/(2 + 5 + 8) = 2/15 of the total profit. Q's share was $4,000, thus 2/15*{total} = 4,000 > {total} = 30,000. Answer: B.
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[quote="Bunuel"] The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND EditionThree business partners, Q, R, and S, agree to divide their total profit for a certain year in the ratios 2:5:8, respectively. If Q's share was $4,000, what was the total profit of the business partners for the year? (A) $26,000 (B) $30,000 (C) $52,000 (D) $60,000 (E) $300,000 total profit is equal to the sum of the ratios * a variable (x) ======> = \(2x+5x+8x= (2+5+8)*x\) =15x if Q's share is 4000 ====> 2x=4000====> x=2000 therefore, from the firstequation, total profit= \(2000*15=30000\)



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