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# Betty and Sara both earn more than 50000 every year. Is

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Betty and Sara both earn more than 50000 every year. Is [#permalink]  15 Dec 2005, 23:17
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Betty and Sara both earn more than 50000 every year. Is Betty's salary greater than Sara's?

1) The salary of Betty is closer to 50000 than Sara's.
2) The salary of Betty is closer to 35000 than it is to Sara's salary.
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Must be D. I don't think this requires explanation.
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D. Definitely each statement is sifficient on its own.
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2nd ? [#permalink]  20 Dec 2005, 22:46
how is the 2nd statement suff ????
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Strange question. But I believe the answer should be D. Both statements tell you that Betty and Sara don't earn the same amount. Also, both statements tell you Betty earns more than Sara.
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Unless the stem is miswritten, then the answer should be D.
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one more for D.

although the question is a bit unclear.
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I'm sorry. But I just simply can not see how either of the statements can be sufficient and even when combined together. Can somebody explain?
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Ok I am a bit rusty....but I say its E...

Stem say betty and sara make more than 0.5 mill...we dont know if its 1 mil, 2 mil or exactly 0.5 milll

1) betty is closer to .5 mil OK, but if sara is close 1 mil and the combines salary is 1.5...sara makes more money...Insuff

2) it just says that betty is closer to 350K than is sara, cause sara might be making 2 mil..insuff

E it is..
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I get D with little mental activity at 2:36 in the night
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Natalya Khimich wrote:
I'm sorry. But I just simply can not see how either of the statements can be sufficient and even when combined together. Can somebody explain?

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Here's how i arrived at sol

Ques says tht both Betty(B) and Sara(S) earn greater than 50k bucks

a)B's salary is closer to 50k than S
e.g B=51k and S=54k ..Means that S's salary>B's salary so SUFFICIENT

b)B's salary is closer to 35k than S
e.g B=52k and S=55k...Means that B is nearer to 35k ..Again S>B so SUFF

clearly both are sufficient so D
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I misunderstood the question. I thought Sara + Betty making more than 50,000, but not each of them. The word "both" confused me.
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Re: DS - Salary [#permalink]  15 Jan 2006, 17:00
gamjatang wrote:
Betty and Sara both earn more than 50000 every year. Is Betty's salary greater than Sara's?

1) The salary of Betty is closer to 50000 than Sara's.
2) The salary of Betty is closer to 35000 than it is to Sara's salary.

D too. each, not togather, emplyoee makes more than 50,000.
Re: DS - Salary   [#permalink] 15 Jan 2006, 17:00
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