10 - 760+: Use the Answers to Your Advantage on These 3 Questions….

By richc On Oct 27, 2021 In  Quant Verbal IR Study Plans General GMAT MBA Advice & Tips 

Each of the three questions listed here can be solved algebraically. However, if you pay attention to the five answer choices in each question, then you can cut down on the amount of work that is needed and potentially save some time. Remember that the goal on Test Day is to be correct AND be efficient, so while a shortcut that saves 5-10 seconds might not seem like much, if you could find that type of shortcut on every question, then you would cut 3-7 minutes of work-time in each section.
 
A motorist averaged 40 miles per hour on his way to work. He averaged 70 miles per hour on his way home along the same route. Which of the following is the closest to his average speed for the round trip?

A. 40
B. 51
C. 55
D. 59
E. 59.5
 
Correct answer: B
 
https://gmatclub.com/forum/a-motorist-averaged-40-miles-per-hour-on-his-way-to-work-he-averaged-239589.html
 
Franny can type 80 words per minute and Matt can type 60 words per minute. If the two together must type up a 14,000-word paper and each person can type for at most 2 hours, what is the least amount of time, in hours, that Matt must type?

A. 2
B. 5/6
C. 11/12
D. 11/9
E. 35/9
 
Correct Answer: D
 
https://gmatclub.com/forum/franny-can-type-80-words-per-minute-and-matt-can-type-60-words-per-239591.html
 
 
At a company meeting, M men and W women meet in a conference room. If there are twice as many men as women at the meeting and the conference room can hold no more than 50 total people, then what is the maximum number of women who can be at that meeting?
 
A) 15
B) 16
C) 17
D) 18
E) 19
 
Correct Answer: B
 
 
If you’d like to approach this question without any hints to start, then you absolutely should – and you can post your solution here:
 
https://gmatclub.com/forum/random-pack-1-question-1-at-a-company-meeting-m-men-and-w-women-meet-207535.html
 
 
Tomorrow, we’ll discuss explanations to these questions so that you can see how to take advantage of the answers on each.
 
GMAT assassins aren’t born, they’re made,
Rich
 
If you have any questions about anything in this thread, then you can feel free to contact me directly via email (at [email protected])

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