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Three friends rented a car for a week and divided the cost equally. Wh
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22 Dec 2014, 09:08
Statement 1: If the three friends had kept the car for a second week, they could have obtained the twoweek rate, which was 1.5 times the cost of a oneweek rental We don't know the exact value for either week 1 or week 2  Insufficient Statement 2: If a fourth friend had joined the three friends and the cost had been divided equally among the four friends, the cost to each of the original three would have been reduced by $15 r/3  r/4 = 15 r = 180  Sufficient Answer B
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22 Dec 2014, 19:50
S(1): No information about the $ rate of either weeks. Hence no way to determine exact value. Hence Not Sufficient
S(2): lets assume total cost is 12x. The initially in the group of 3 the cost to each is 4x. Now with addition of 4th friend cost of each friend is equal to 3x. Hence x=15. Total cost=180$. Hence Sufficient.
Answer is B.
Note that we do not need to calculate the answer. looking at B we should realize that we will end up with a equation with 1 variable only. Hence we will definitely get 1 answer only and thus B is sufficient. Working out the exact solution is not required.



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23 Dec 2014, 05:33
Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Three friends rented a car for a week and divided the cost equally. What was the total cost of renting the car ? (1) If the three friends had kept the car for a second week, they could have obtained the twoweek rate, which was 1.5 times the cost of a oneweek rental. (2) If a fourth friend had joined the three friends and the cost had been divided equally among the four friends, the cost to each of the original three would have been reduced by $15 ? Kudos for a correct solution.St1. Let the cost of rental for one week be X. Then for two weeks it is 1.5X. No amount details any where so not sufficient St2. Let X be the cost of rental. Then \(\frac{X}{3}\)  \(\frac{X}{4}\) = 15. X can be calculated. Sufficient Ans  B



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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Three friends rented a car for a week and divided the cost equally. What was the total cost of renting the car ? (1) If the three friends had kept the car for a second week, they could have obtained the twoweek rate, which was 1.5 times the cost of a oneweek rental. (2) If a fourth friend had joined the three friends and the cost had been divided equally among the four friends, the cost to each of the original three would have been reduced by $15 ? Kudos for a correct solution.We need to find T = A+B+C; since A=B=C T=3A =>T/3 = A 1) no $ value provided  Not sufficient 2) from this t/4 = A and t/3t/4 = $15 Solving this will give t= $180  Sufficient Ans B
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(2) The fourth guy simply put in 15$ for each of the three original guys = 45$. As they all paid the same, they all paid 45$  hence total cost 4*45=180.
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28 Jan 2017, 13:02
Over to Statement I: This says that they would have availed a 50% discount for the second week if continued. Not sufficient as it doesn't give us a number. Get rid of A, D Over to Statement 2: This compels us write an equation in x, where x is the cost of renting the car for the mentioned week, and our answer too. It translates to (x/3)  (x/4) = 15 and x can be calculated. Sufficient. Hence B.
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27 Jun 2018, 04:57
Oh man I didn't think of the T/3  T/4=15. But that is easier to my equation setup.
T/3=C where C is the cost per person and T is the total of the rental for the week.
T/4=C15
Therefore:
T=3C and T=4(C15)
Equate: 3C=4C60. C=60 Hence T=180
Regardless, B.




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