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A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils, [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: DS - number of employees [#permalink] New post 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

hence cant b decided....hence E..

OA plz
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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 04:41
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Agree with E, great question


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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 17:13
OA is E,


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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 17:58
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Agree with E, great question


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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 19:19
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Agree with E, great question

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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 19:37
1) Insufficient. Doesn't tell us how many staff there are, just how the items were distributed.

2) Insufficient. Doesn't tell us how many staff.

Could be 3 staffs, each getting 6 pens, 9 pencils, 12 pads or
Could be 9 staffs, each getting 2 pens, 3 pencils, 4 pads etc

Using St1 and St2,
2:3:4
6:9:12 <-- three staffs
18:27:36 <-- nine staffs

Insufficient.

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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 19:57
I picked C as answer... But Opps I was wrong!
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 03:32
Tricky... E... I choose C also :oops: :evil:
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