Brenda walked a 12-mile scenic loop in 3 hours. If she then reduced her
walking speed by half, how many hours would it take Brenda to walk the
same scenic loop two more times?

When i calculated this, my answer came as 18 hours, as I interpreted the “Two more times” meaning 3 loops, how can I interpret this language in GRE questions?

Hi, I think “Two more times” will be 2 more loops only, as Brenda has already completed 1 loop and then she reduced her speed. So you have to consider only 2 here.

I guess you need to make figure of question in mind and find coherence between sentences

Lets imagine there is some kind of loop whose total distance is 12 miles. Now, brenda is sitting on start lines and starts to move at constant speed. As the question says she completed the loop in 12 hours. Now she has reached her initial position.

Question says she has to reduce her speed by half and continue running for additional 2 rounds. It is additional cause she already completed one loop so we don’t need to add.

I guess in most question, if there is stated additional then, we need to evaluate only additional part