A certain company currently has how many employees?
Statement 1: If 3 additional employees are hired by the company and all of the present employees remain, there will be at least 20 employees in the company
Statement 2: If no additional employees are hired by the company and 3 of the present employees resign, there will be fewer than 15 employees in the company
A. Statement 1 alone is sufficient but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
B. Statement 2 alone is sufficient but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
C. Both statements 1 and 2 together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement is sufficient alone.
D. Each statement alone is sufficient to answer the question.
E. Statements 1 and 2 are not sufficient to answer the question asked and additional data is needed to answer the statements.
• According to statement 1, number of employees can be 17 or 18 or 19 or .......onwards [ means 17 or more than 17 ]
• According to statement 2, number of employees can be 17 or 16 or 15 or .......onwards [ means 17 or less than 17 ]
>> So, I think, by considering both statements, 17 is the only number we can take. So my answer is C. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks.
No flaws with your reasoning. IMO C is the right answer.
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