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Re: A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are bl [#permalink]
06 Feb 2014, 00:19

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SOLUTION

A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are blue. If 9 of the marbles are removed, how many of the marbles left in the jar are red?

(1) Of the marbles removed, the ratio of the number of red ones to the number of blue ones is 2:1 --> since the total of 9 marbles are removed, then 6 red marbles and 3 blue marbles are removed, thus 20 - 6 = 14 red marbles are left in the jar. Sufficient.

(2) Of the first 6 marbles removed, 4 are red --> we don't know how many of the other 3 marbles removed were red. Not sufficient.

Re: A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are bl [#permalink]
06 Feb 2014, 11:05

A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are blue. If 9 of the marbles are removed, how many of the marbles left in the jar are red?

(1) Of the marbles removed, the ratio of the number of red ones to the number of blue ones is 2:1. (2) Of the first 6 marbles removed, 4 are red.

Using st1, we can say that total no of marbles removed= sum of individuals marble removed which is equal to 2x:x for red : blue marble So we have 3x=9 or x=3 and thus remainig red marbles can be calculated A is sufficient St 2 says only for first 6 marbles in which 4 are red and the remaining 3 can be any ie all blue or all red or 1 red and 2 blue etc

So A alone is sufficient 600 level is okay

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Re: A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are bl [#permalink]
06 Feb 2014, 23:36

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No. of marbles = 30, of which Red, R = 20 & Blue, B = 10; Removed = 9; No. of marbles that will remain = 30 - 9 = 21;

No. of Red marbles remaining in the jar = ?

(1) Removed Marbles- R:B = 2:1; Therefore, 3x = 9; x = 3; So, since we know the no. of removed red marbles as 6, we can find the no. of remaining red marbles = 14; Sufficient;

(2) Insufficient, since we do not have information about the remaining 3 marbles that have been removed.

Re: A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are bl [#permalink]
08 Feb 2014, 05:02

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SOLUTION

A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are blue. If 9 of the marbles are removed, how many of the marbles left in the jar are red?

(1) Of the marbles removed, the ratio of the number of red ones to the number of blue ones is 2:1 --> since the total of 9 marbles are removed, then 6 red marbles and 3 blue marbles are removed, thus 20 - 6 = 14 red marbles are left in the jar. Sufficient.

(2) Of the first 6 marbles removed, 4 are red --> we don't know how many of the other 3 marbles removed were red. Not sufficient.

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Although OG categorises it as Probability , I don't think this question will qualify as probability..

A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are bl [#permalink]
12 Aug 2015, 01:10

Bunuel wrote:

SOLUTION

A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are blue. If 9 of the marbles are removed, how many of the marbles left in the jar are red?

(1) Of the marbles removed, the ratio of the number of red ones to the number of blue ones is 2:1 --> since the total of 9 marbles are removed, then 6 red marbles and 3 blue marbles are removed, thus 20 - 6 = 14 red marbles are left in the jar. Sufficient.

(2) Of the first 6 marbles removed, 4 are red --> we don't know how many of the other 3 marbles removed were red. Not sufficient.

Re: A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are bl [#permalink]
16 Aug 2015, 12:14

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BrainLab wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

SOLUTION

A jar contains 30 marbles, of which 20 are red and 10 are blue. If 9 of the marbles are removed, how many of the marbles left in the jar are red?

(1) Of the marbles removed, the ratio of the number of red ones to the number of blue ones is 2:1 --> since the total of 9 marbles are removed, then 6 red marbles and 3 blue marbles are removed, thus 20 - 6 = 14 red marbles are left in the jar. Sufficient.

(2) Of the first 6 marbles removed, 4 are red --> we don't know how many of the other 3 marbles removed were red. Not sufficient.

Here not only we know the ratio of the marbles removed (red:blue = 2:1) but also that the number of removed marbles (9), so 6 red marbles and 3 blue marbles are removed. _________________

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