GMAT Practice Question Set #25 (Question 73-75)

Problem Solving Question #73: Sequencing the Human Genome (num machines)  
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Recently, scientists were able to sequence an individual's humane genome in just 4 weeks using a
super fast modern computer. A computer manufactured just 2 years earlier would have taken 24
weeks to do the same amount of work.
 
For more targeted treatment of his cancer, Steve needs his human genome to be sequenced as
soon as possible and scientists plan to use a combination of the same number of "new" computers
as "2 year-old" computers to work together. Assuming the computers can tackle discrete
components of the genome sequencing process, how many combined sets of computers should
the scientists order if they want to finish the genome project in 6 days?
(A)

1

(B)

2

(C)

3

(D)

4

(E)

5

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