Greg assembles units of a certain product at a factory. Each day he is paid \$2.00 per unit for the first 40 units that he assembles and \$2.50 for each additional unit that he assembles that day. If Greg assembled at least 30 units on each of two days and was paid a total of \$180.00 for assembling units on the two days, what is the greatest possible number of units that he could have assembled on one of the two days?

Greg assembles units of a certain product at a factory. Each day he is paid \$2.00 per unit for the first 40 units that he assembles and \$2.50 for each additional unit that he assembles that day. If Greg assembled at least 30 units on each of two days and was paid a total of \$180.00 for assembling units on the two days, what is the greatest possible number of units that he could have assembled on one of the two days?

A. 48

B. 52

C. 56

D. 60

E. 64

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Here’s a tough function question from the GMAT Prep tests 1 and 2:

For which of the following functions is f(a+b) = f(b) + f(a) for all positive numbers a and b?

And a very challenging word problem from the Official Guide. Almost no-one gets this one on the first try but there is a somewhat simple way through it:

Last Sunday a certain store sold copies of Newspaper A for \$1.00 each and copies of Newspaper B for \$1.25 each, and the store sold no other newspapers that day. If r percent of the store’s revenues from newspaper sales was from Newspaper A and if p percent of the newspapers that the store sold were copies of newspaper A, which of the following expresses r in terms of p?

Tanya’s letters from the GMAT Prep tests. This one often gets GMAT tutoring students caught up in a tangled net. With combinatorics it’s important to stay practical. We’ll take a look at how to do that in the explanation:

Tanya prepared 4 different letters to be sent to 4 different addresses. For each letter, she prepared an envelope with its correct address. If the 4 letters are to be put into the 4 envelopes at random, what is the probability that only 1 letter will be put into the envelope with its correct address?

Here’s an exponents puzzle that comes up a lot in GMAT tutoring sessions:

If n is a positive integer and n^2 is divisible by 72, then the largest positive integer that must divide n is

This is one of the most difficult questions in the GMAT universe. That said, there is a simple way to solve it that relies on a fundamental divisibility rule every GMAT studier should know:

For every positive even integer n, the function h(n) is defined to be the product of all the even integers from 2 to n, inclusive. If p is the smallest prime factor of h(100) +1, then p is?