January 17, 2019 January 17, 2019 08:00 AM PST 09:00 AM PST Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL. January 19, 2019 January 19, 2019 07:00 AM PST 09:00 AM PST Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.
Author 
Message 
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 52161

Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
15 Mar 2016, 11:20
Question Stats:
65% (02:42) correct 35% (02:45) wrong based on 121 sessions
HideShow timer Statistics



Manager
Joined: 17 Nov 2014
Posts: 51
Location: India

Re: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
15 Mar 2016, 23:29
A+B+C = 1105 Given ratio 11:18:24 Let us say the shares of A,B,C deducting 10,20,15 be a,b,c a+b+c = 110545= 1060 = 53K c share = (1060X24)/53 = 480 C = charlie share = 480+15 = 495 Option D
Posted from my mobile device



Intern
Joined: 08 Feb 2016
Posts: 1

Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
16 Mar 2016, 10:00
(11x+10)+(18x+20)+(24x+15)=1105 53x=1060 x=20 24*20+15=495
Answer D.



Director
Joined: 27 May 2012
Posts: 665

Re: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
09 Jun 2018, 02:06
Bunuel wrote: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such a way that if $10, $20 and $15 are removed from the sums that Alice, Bond and Charlie received respectively, then the share of the sums that they got will be in the ratio of 11 : 18 : 24. How much did Charlie receive?
A. $360 B. $375 C. $480 D. $495 E. $510 How much did Charlie receive initially or after the distribution needs to be made clear ! How are we ascertaining that the initial amount received by Charlie is being asked for ?
_________________
 Stne



Senior PS Moderator
Joined: 26 Feb 2016
Posts: 3334
Location: India
GPA: 3.12

Re: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
09 Jun 2018, 04:46
stne wrote: Bunuel wrote: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such a way that if $10, $20 and $15 are removed from the sums that Alice, Bond and Charlie received respectively, then the share of the sums that they got will be in the ratio of 11 : 18 : 24. How much did Charlie receive?
A. $360 B. $375 C. $480 D. $495 E. $510 How much did Charlie receive initially or after the distribution needs to be made clear ! How are we ascertaining that the initial amount received by Charlie is being asked for ? Hi stneIt is written that the three friends divide $1105 among themselves. We are told that if the $10,$20, and $15 is reduced from their original share, the ratio of their sums will become 11:18:24(as it changes from the original) If they needed us to find out what his current share is  after the reduction it would have read "what will Charlie's share after the amount is reduced" Hope this helps you!
_________________
You've got what it takes, but it will take everything you've got



Director
Joined: 27 May 2012
Posts: 665

Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
09 Jun 2018, 04:56
pushpitkc wrote: stne wrote: Bunuel wrote: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such a way that if $10, $20 and $15 are removed from the sums that Alice, Bond and Charlie received respectively, then the share of the sums that they got will be in the ratio of 11 : 18 : 24. How much did Charlie receive?
A. $360 B. $375 C. $480 D. $495 E. $510 How much did Charlie receive initially or after the distribution needs to be made clear ! How are we ascertaining that the initial amount received by Charlie is being asked for ? Hi stneIt is written that the three friends divide $1105 among themselves. We are told that if the $10,$20, and $15 is reduced from their original share, the ratio of their sums will become 11:18:24(as it changes from the original) If they needed us to find out what his current share is  after the reduction it would have read "what will Charlie's share after the amount is reduced" Hope this helps you! Sorry , this is not convincing , I would make a similar argument : If they wanted us to find the initial amount , the question would have asked what was Charlie's amount before the division or what was Charlie's original amount . With out the OA you would not know what is actually being asked . Check out these similar questions , clearly mentioning the requirement https://gmatclub.com/forum/thenumbero ... ml#p755376https://gmatclub.com/forum/amoviebuff ... ml#p953367Hope this helps you!
_________________
 Stne



Manager
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 140
Location: Tajikistan
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GPA: 3.85
WE: Accounting (Investment Banking)

Re: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
19 Jun 2018, 08:02
total money divided is 1105 among three friends in the share of 11:18:24 but excluding 10, 20 and 15 usd, so lets take out these amount for now from total. 110545(10+20+15), we get 1060 divided according to the ratio above. 11x+18x+24x=53x=1060 or x=1060/53 or x=20. Now we know that 24*20 is 480+15 that we excluded, we get 495 usd that the third person received



Intern
Joined: 07 Jun 2018
Posts: 20
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GPA: 3.9
WE: Marketing (Insurance)

Re: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such
[#permalink]
Show Tags
19 Jun 2018, 09:20
I attempted the question without calculation. Roughly the ratio between the three division is given. As the amount received by Charlie if reduced by 15, it should be a factor of 24. Hence, only b and d are left, others if reduced by 15 is not even an even no. Now, 24 is little less than 50% of sum of ratio of all three. And, 480 is also little less than 50% of 1060. Hence, I go with D. Posted from my mobile device
_________________
Give a Kudo, If I deserve it. Target 750+ 17th June 2018  Diagnostic Test  Kaplan Premier 2015  570
 10th Aug 2018  Veritas 1  650 (Q51,V29)
 17th Aug 2018  Veritas 2  670 (Q49,V33)
 24th Aug 2018  Veritas 3  650 (Q49,V30)
 1st Sep 2018  Veritas 4  680 (Q51,V33)
 12th Aug 2018  Veritas 5  690 (Q51,V34)
 30th Sep 2018  GMAT Official Prep  640 (Q50,V26)
What do you think? Will I achieve my target score?




Re: Three friends Alice, Bond and Charlie divide $1105 amongs them in such &nbs
[#permalink]
19 Jun 2018, 09:20






