It is currently 28 Jun 2017, 07:33

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Two rectangles have the same breadth and the difference

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 27 Sep 2011
Posts: 17
Two rectangles have the same breadth and the difference [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 May 2012, 02:36
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

76% (02:04) correct 24% (00:36) wrong based on 17 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Two rectangles have the same breadth and the difference between their perimeters is 56m. If the difference between their areas is 336m^2, find the breadth of the rectangles.

A. 18
B. 10
C. 24
D. 12

Source: Mathematics by L.Harwood Clarke ( page: 168, No.11)
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

All I want to be A Self-made Man

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Apr 2012
Posts: 16
Re: Two rectangles have the same breadth.... [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 May 2012, 02:44
Let the common breadth be 'b'
and lengths be x and y
Diff. of perimeters = 2(x+b) - 2(y+b) = 2(x-y) = 56
=> x-y = 28
Diff. of areas = bx - by = b(x-y) = 336
=> b = 336/28 = 12
Answer "D"
_________________

Ravi Sankar Vemuri

Re: Two rectangles have the same breadth....   [#permalink] 01 May 2012, 02:44
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic If two circles have the same center and the larger circle’s area is 16 MathRevolution 3 04 May 2017, 01:23
21 Experts publish their posts in the topic The positive two-digit integers x and y have the same digits, but in Bunuel 16 04 Dec 2016, 01:16
4 Experts publish their posts in the topic Two people have birthdays on different dates of the same 30 Smita04 2 09 Dec 2014, 17:12
5 Experts publish their posts in the topic S and T are two-digit positive integers that have the same calreg11 7 09 May 2016, 21:49
9 Experts publish their posts in the topic If the two regions above have the same area, what is the robertrdzak 15 29 Jun 2015, 16:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Two rectangles have the same breadth and the difference

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


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

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

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®.