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 retio 2:3:4, respectively.
(2) The manager distributed a total of
18 pens, 27 pencils, and 36 pads
S1: Insuff, no information about the amount.
S2: could be several orders. 2pens, 3pencils, 4 pads or 6 pens, 9pencils and 12 pads.
This is the tricky part: using our example from S2 we can see that essentially they are both the same ratios, but have a different number of people.
So its E.