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Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is Wilma's annual salary greater than Betty's?

(1) Betty's annual salary is closer to $50,000 than is Wilma's.
(2) Betty's annual salary is closer to $35,000 than it is to Wilma's annual salary.

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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2005, 03:01
Must be D. I don't think this requires explanation.
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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2005, 14:47
D. Definitely each statement is sifficient on its own.
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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 22:46
how is the 2nd statement suff ????
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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2005, 23:56
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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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2005, 00:01
Unless the stem is miswritten, then the answer should be D.
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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2005, 16:43
one more for D.

although the question is a bit unclear.
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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2006, 21:16
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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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2006, 11:43
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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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2006, 23:36
I get D with little mental activity at 2:36 in the night
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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2006, 00:48
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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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2006, 13:37
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: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2006, 17:00
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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.


D too. each, not togather, emplyoee makes more than 50,000.
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Re: Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2015, 01:48
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Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is Wilma's annual salary greater than Betty's?

(1) Betty's annual salary is closer to $50,000 than is Wilma's.
(2) Betty's annual salary is closer to $35,000 than it is to Wilma's annual salary.


Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is Wilma's annual salary greater than Betty's?

Notice that we are told that both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50,000.

(1) Betty's annual salary is closer to $50,000 than is Wilma's.

----$50,000---(Betty)----(Wilma)---- So, as you can see Wilma's annual salary is greater than Betty's. Sufficient.

(2) Betty's annual salary is closer to $35,000 than it is to Wilma's annual salary.

$35,000----$50,000---(Betty)----(Wilma)---- Again Wilma's annual salary is greater than Betty's. Sufficient.

Answer: D.

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