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    Question GRE Quantitative Section Question Please Help!!

    If a sausage-making machine produces 3,000 sausages in h hours, how many sausages can it produce in m minutes?

    The answer is 50m/h .... but why??!! Why 50? Why not just 3000/h and then the result divided by m? or

    (3000/h)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMSimon View Post
    If a sausage-making machine produces 3,000 sausages in h hours, how many sausages can it produce in m minutes?

    The answer is 50m/h .... but why??!! Why 50? Why not just 3000/h and then the result divided by m? or

    (3000/h)
    _______
    m

    PLEASE HELP!
    There are 60 minutes in 1 hour.

    So if the machine produces 3000 sausages an hour, it will produce 60 times less sausages in one minute
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    Quote Originally Posted by AMSimon View Post
    If a sausage-making machine produces 3,000 sausages in h hours, how many sausages can it produce in m minutes?
    The answer is 50m/h .... but why??!! Why 50?
    There are 60 minutes is one hour.
    It makes \frac {3000}{h} in one hour.
    \frac {3000}{60}=50
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    but its h hours

    what if you wanted to find out for 2 or 3 hours, or each 15 minutes. why divide by 60 right off the bat? then it will always have to be one hour?
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