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# A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils

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A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils [#permalink]  29 Apr 2008, 11:30
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A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils and pads among the staff in the departments, with each staff member receiving x pens, y pencols and z pads. HOw many staff memebers were in the departments?

1) The numbers of pens, penco;s and pads that each staff member received were in the ratio of 2:3:4 respectively
2) The manager distributed a total of 18 pens, 27 pencils and 36 pads.
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Re: DS [#permalink]  29 Apr 2008, 12:53
Statement 1 and Statement 2 although look different but are same. Both indicates that x:y:z = 2:3:4.

Now you can have 1 staff member, 3 staff member, or 9 staff member, to satisfy the above ratio. So they are insufficient.

Re: DS   [#permalink] 29 Apr 2008, 12:53
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# A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils

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