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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years younger than Tina . If Rose, Sam, and Tina are all alive 4 years from today, which of the following must be true on that day?

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II
(E) II and III

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Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years younger than Tina . If Rose, Sam, and Tina are all alive 4 years from today, which of the following must be true on that day?

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.


(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II
(E) II and III

Notice that we are asked which of the following MUST be true not COULD be true.

Stem says that "Sam is 3 years younger than Tina" which naturally be exactly so ANY number of years from today. So, II is always true. Which means that the answer is B (II only), D (I and II only) or E (II and III only).

Analyze options I and III:

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
III. Rose is older than Tina

Now, if today Rose is 4 years old, Sam is 2 years old and Tina is 5 years old then after 4 years Rose will be 8 years old, Sam is will be 6 years old and Tina will be 9 years old, so neither option I nor option III holds true.

Answer: B (II only).
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Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years younger than Tina . If Rose, Sam, and Tina are all alive 4 years from today, which of the following must be true on that day?

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II
(E) II and III


Let Sam's age be :X
Then Rosa's age : 2X
Tina's age: X+3

In 4 years their ages will be 2x+4,X+4 and X+7 respectively.
Clearly Sam is 3 years youngner than Tina is true so optionA,C and E ruled out.

Ans B cause Statement 3 may or may not be true
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Re: Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years younger [#permalink]

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Ans B

Let S's age today = x
R's age today= 2x
And T's age today= x+3

4 years hence
S=x+4
R=2x+4
T=x+7

From the statements, II must be true since x+7--x-4=3 years.


The third statement may or may not be true depending on x.
For eg. if x=1 R(=6)<T(=8)
But if x=4 R (=12>T (=11)
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R = 2*S
S = T-3

-> R = 2*(T-3) = 2T-6


4 years from today:

Rose: R+4 = (2T-6) + 4 = 2T-2
Sam: S+4 = (T-3)+4 = T+1
Tina: T+4

Only II is true: Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
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I solved it by picking some numbers....

T=6, S=3, R=6
So, as you see I is not true, II is in 4 or 100 years (always) true and III must not be true T=R in my case.
I always use some smart numbers in such kind of problems. They are much easier to handle....
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Bunuel wrote:
SOLUTION

Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years younger than Tina . If Rose, Sam, and Tina are all alive 4 years from today, which of the following must be true on that day?

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.


(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II
(E) II and III

Notice that we are asked which of the following MUST be true not COULD be true.

Stem says that "Sam is 3 years younger than Tina" which naturally be exactly so ANY number of years from today. So, II is always true. Which means that the answer is B (II only), D (I and II only) or E (II and III only).

Analyze options I and III:

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
III. Rose is older than Tina

Now, if today Rose is 4 years old, Sam is 2 years old and Tina is 5 years old then after 4 years Rose will be 8 years old, Sam is will be 6 years old and Tina will be 9 years old, so neither option I nor option III holds true.

Answer: B (II only).



H Bunuel

here is my solution

why didnt it work ? :)

Rose = 8
Sam = 4
Tina = 7

in 4 yrs they will be

Rose = 8+4=12
Sam = 4 +4 =8
Tina = 7 +4 =11

my solution satisfies the two conditions below


II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.


pushpitkc hello :), perhaps you can advise? :-)

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Bunuel wrote:
SOLUTION

Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years younger than Tina . If Rose, Sam, and Tina are all alive 4 years from today, which of the following must be true on that day?

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.


(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II
(E) II and III

Notice that we are asked which of the following MUST be true not COULD be true.

Stem says that "Sam is 3 years younger than Tina" which naturally be exactly so ANY number of years from today. So, II is always true. Which means that the answer is B (II only), D (I and II only) or E (II and III only).

Analyze options I and III:

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
III. Rose is older than Tina

Now, if today Rose is 4 years old, Sam is 2 years old and Tina is 5 years old then after 4 years Rose will be 8 years old, Sam is will be 6 years old and Tina will be 9 years old, so neither option I nor option III holds true.

Answer: B (II only).



H Bunuel

here is my solution

why didnt it work ? :)

Rose = 8
Sam = 4
Tina = 7

in 4 yrs they will be

Rose = 8+4=12
Sam = 4 +4 =8
Tina = 7 +4 =11

my solution satisfies the two conditions below


II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.


pushpitkc hello :), perhaps you can advise? :-)

have a good weekend :)


Hi dave13

You are absolutely correct as the conditions II and III work for the
set of values that you have used - Rose = 8, Sam = 4, and Tina = 7
However in case of these values
Rose = 6
Sam = 3
Tina = 6

4 years later, their ages will be
Rose = 6+4 = 10
Sam = 3+4 = 7
Tina = 6+4 = 10

Here, Statement III is false as Rose and Tina are of the same age.
However, Statement II remains true for this set of values as well.

For any set of values, Statement II is true and for that reason, Option B is our answer!

Hope this helps you!
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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

Today Rose is twice as old as Sam and Sam is 3 years younger than Tina . If Rose, Sam, and Tina are all alive 4 years from today, which of the following must be true on that day?

I. Rose is twice as old as Sam.
II. Sam is 3 years younger than Tina.
III. Rose is older than Tina.

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II
(E) II and III



Let Sam's age be x .
Rose's age will be 2x.
Tina's Age will be x+3.

After 4 years.
Sam's age be x + 4.
Rose's age will be 2x + 4.
Tina's Age will be x+7.

Analyzing statement.
I . definitely not possible. Until x= 0. Eliminate A and D.
II. It is always correct.
III. Can't say. It could be.

However, it is a "must be true" question.
Hence Eliminate C & E.

Answer B.

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