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

It is currently 23 May 2019, 22:12

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

Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the

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

Hide Tags

 
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55276
Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Oct 2018, 00:46
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

80% (01:22) correct 20% (01:30) wrong based on 111 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the three friends consumed equal quantities of beer, and paid equally for it, what was the price of one beer bottle?


(1) A, B and C brought along 4, 6 and 2 bottles of beer, respectively; all bottles of beer being identical.
(2) C paid a total of $16 to A and B for his share.

_________________
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 09 Jun 2014
Posts: 246
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
Schools: Tuck '19
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Oct 2018, 02:33
2
Bunuel wrote:
Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the three friends consumed equal quantities of beer, and paid equally for it, what was the price of one beer bottle?


(1) A, B and C brought along 4, 6 and 2 bottles of beer, respectively; all bottles of beer being identical.
(2) C paid a total of $16 to A and B for his share.



So we need to calculate the price of each beer bottle,considering they consumed equal quantities and the price per bottle was same.

Statement 1:

The statement simply status the number of beer bottles brought.
No information about whether they consumed all bottles of beer or not.Also no information about the price of
each bottle.

Statement 2"

The statement means that A paid $16 for his share but we dont know how many bottles he consumed.

Combing equation 1 and 2,

We still dont know how many bottles have been consumed,we just know the number of bottles that were brought.
So Insufficient.

My answer would be E for this.Waiting for OA to be posted :)


Press Kudos if it helps !!
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Apr 2017
Posts: 26
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Other
GMAT 1: 660 Q43 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Operations (Transportation)
Re: Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2018, 00:52
prabsahi wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the three friends consumed equal quantities of beer, and paid equally for it, what was the price of one beer bottle?


(1) A, B and C brought along 4, 6 and 2 bottles of beer, respectively; all bottles of beer being identical.
(2) C paid a total of $16 to A and B for his share.



So we need to calculate the price of each beer bottle,considering they consumed equal quantities and the price per bottle was same.

Statement 1:

The statement simply status the number of beer bottles brought.
No information about whether they consumed all bottles of beer or not.Also no information about the price of
each bottle.

Statement 2"

The statement means that A paid $16 for his share but we dont know how many bottles he consumed.

Combing equation 1 and 2,

We still dont know how many bottles have been consumed,we just know the number of bottles that were brought.
So Insufficient.

My answer would be E for this.Waiting for OA to be posted :)


Press Kudos if it helps !!

self also applied same logic to get to answer E but OA says C, can anyone explain?
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 09 Jun 2014
Posts: 246
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Operations
Schools: Tuck '19
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Oct 2018, 01:00
1
Kumar Utkarsh wrote:
prabsahi wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the three friends consumed equal quantities of beer, and paid equally for it, what was the price of one beer bottle?


(1) A, B and C brought along 4, 6 and 2 bottles of beer, respectively; all bottles of beer being identical.
(2) C paid a total of $16 to A and B for his share.



So we need to calculate the price of each beer bottle,considering they consumed equal quantities and the price per bottle was same.

Statement 1:

The statement simply status the number of beer bottles brought.
No information about whether they consumed all bottles of beer or not.Also no information about the price of
each bottle.

Statement 2"

The statement means that A paid $16 for his share but we dont know how many bottles he consumed.

Combing equation 1 and 2,

We still dont know how many bottles have been consumed,we just know the number of bottles that were brought.
So Insufficient.

My answer would be E for this.Waiting for OA to be posted :)


Press Kudos if it helps !!

self also applied same logic to get to answer E but OA says C, can anyone explain?


I think there is assumption in the question then between bringing bottles and consuming bottles..

In that case since its not explicitly stated in the question I would discard this question on quality issues.



Press Kudos if it helps!!
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 05 Dec 2018
Posts: 13
Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Dec 2018, 10:33
The point is: they brought different quantities of beers, but drank them equally and thus must pay equally. it asks uf for the price

1) total beers = 12. how much is one? insufficient
2) C owes 16$ to A and B. It means that right now A and B had paid exactly 8$ more than what they were supposed to. but how much is one Beer ? it could be 4$ or 2% or 1 $. How many beers there were ? it could be 16, 8, 4 or anything. INSUFFICIENT
1+2) total beers = 12
C owes 16$ thus 8$ to A and 8$ to B.
so 12 = A+B+C
total cost = X(A+B+C) = X(12)
single expenditure = X(12)/3 = 4X
but A and B spent 4X + 8 each
while C spent 16 ( the exact money he owes and thus that everyone owes) thus,
4x = 16
x=4
total expenditure = 48
single expenditure = 16

Answer C
GMAT Club Bot
Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the   [#permalink] 14 Dec 2018, 10:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Three friends, A, B and C decided to have a beer party. If each of the

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


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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

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®.