Question 114 Problem Solving 2021 GMAT Quantitative Review Video explanation [PQID: PS84780.02]: David and Ron are ordering food for a business lunch…

Anik Rahman says July 21, 2023 at 9:04 AM I did not understand this wordings and could not translate it this way, how to do so properly? “David thinks that there should be twice as many sandwiches as there are pastries” That means to me that 2S = P (Two Sandwiches for every Pastries)? Reply

GMAT Quantum says July 21, 2023 at 9:50 AM This is a common source of confusion. If there are $8$ pastries, and they say that there are twice as many sandwiches as there are pastries, then that means there will be $16$ sandwiches. And the algebraic translation ends up being: $S = 2P$. Reply

Anik Rahman says

I did not understand this wordings and could not translate it this way, how to do so properly?

“David thinks that there should be twice as many sandwiches as there are pastries”

That means to me that 2S = P (Two Sandwiches for every Pastries)?

GMAT Quantum says

This is a common source of confusion. If there are $8$ pastries, and they say that there are twice as many sandwiches as there are pastries, then that means there will be $16$ sandwiches. And the algebraic translation ends up being: $S = 2P$.