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Two watermelons of the same sort, A and B, are on sale. Watermelon A has circumference of 60 cm, watermelon B, of 50 cm. If the price of watermelon A is 1.5 times the price of watermelon B, which watermelon is a better buy?

(You may assume that the watermelon is spherical in shape)


* A
* B
* Either
* Neither
* Impossible to determine

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New post 30 Oct 2008, 07:31
It's B.

I look at it as a dimension/price ratio: 60:1,5 for watermelon A, 50:1 watermelon B. Thus, watermelon B worths more than A.

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I think A is the best buy as the volume of the watermelon is important.
The volume is 4/3pi*r^3
so the radius of watermelon A= 30/pi
watermelon B=25/pi
So keeping the 4/3 and pi constant the ratio of volume is 30*30*30/25*25*25=1.7
But the price of A is 1.5 times of B where as the volume of A is 1.7 times of B.
So I think A is the best buy

What is the OA??
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subarao wrote:
I think A is the best buy as the volume of the watermelon is important.
The volume is 4/3pi*r^3
so the radius of watermelon A= 30/pi
watermelon B=25/pi
So keeping the 4/3 and pi constant the ratio of volume is 30*30*30/25*25*25=1.7
But the price of A is 1.5 times of B where as the volume of A is 1.7 times of B.
So I think A is the best buy

What is the OA??



Definitely we need to consider weight not area or redius/diameter or circumference.
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Will it be considered that the watermelon with greater volume will be of greater weight? (well, then we have to assume the densities of the both watermelon are same).
If not then, the condition is not sufficient enough.
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so it is impossible to determine from the above information. Am I right GMAT tiger?
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New post 30 Oct 2008, 12:06
A's volume is about 1.7 times bigger than B's, therefore A is a better buy. But... every time I come up with smth like that the answer is E, because... watermellon A can be rotten inside and from info above it is impossible to determine.

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New post 30 Oct 2008, 12:44
Before any more creative thoughts, OA is A.

btw, linau1982, you find out about the rotten watermellon only after you buy it, go home and then cut it to check it out ;)

you still have to calculate which one is a better buy

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New post 30 Oct 2008, 22:25
subarao wrote:
so it is impossible to determine from the above information. Am I right GMAT tiger?


What does "same sort" mean by? If that means the same hight, then A should be the OA; otherwise E.
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