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A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils, [#permalink]
30 Apr 2006, 20:07

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A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils, and pads among the staff in
the department, with each staff member receiving x pens, y pencils, and z pads. How
many staff members were in the department ?
(1) The numbers of pens, pencils, and pads that each staff member received were in
the ratio 2 : 3 : 4, respectively.
(2) The manager distributed a total of 18 pens, 27 pencils, and 36 pads.

Re: DS - number of employees [#permalink]
30 Apr 2006, 21:52

dinesh8 wrote:

A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils, and pads among the staff in the department, with each staff member receiving x pens, y pencils, and z pads. How many staff members were in the department ? (1) The numbers of pens, pencils, and pads that each staff member received were in the ratio 2 : 3 : 4, respectively. (2) The manager distributed a total of 18 pens, 27 pencils, and 36 pads.

E it should be.
these many items can be distributed among...3 or 9 people.
if among 3 ppl...ratio will be 6:9:12 which if simpliofied is 2:3:4
if among 9 pp...ration ll be 2:3:4