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Did one of the 3 members of a certain team sell at least 2 raffle tickets yesterday?

(1) The 3 members sold a total of 6 raffle tickets yesterday.
(2) No 2 of the members sold the same number of raffle tickets yesterday.


Acc to (1) one should mean only 1 member sold atleast 2 raffle, NOT atleast one member sold atleast 2 raffle.
Hence, the two contradictory options should be :
0,0,6- one member sold atleast 2 raffle
2,2,2- more than one member sold atleast 2 raffle.

Please explain why should
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Did one of the 3 members of a certain team sell at least 2 raffle tickets yesterday?

The question basically asks whether there is a member who sold at least 2 tickets (so 2 or more).

(1) The 3 members sold a total of 6 raffle tickets yesterday. If each of the 3 members sold less than 2 tickets, then the total # of tickets sold cannot be 6, hence at least one member sold at least 2 tickets. Sufficient.

Or: can we split 6 tickets so that ALL 3 members to have sold less than 2 tickets? No: (6,0,0); (5,1,0), (4,1,1); (4,2,0); (3,3,0),(3,2,1), (2,2,2). Sufficient.

(2) No 2 of the members sold the same number of raffle tickets yesterday. If one member sold 0 tickets and another sold 1 ticket (the least possible numbers), then the third one must have sold more than 1, so 2 or more. Sufficient.

Answer: D.

Hope it's clear.
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Re: Did one of the 3 members of a certain team sell at least 2 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 09:50
Bunuel wrote:
Did one of the 3 members of a certain team sell at least 2 raffle tickets yesterday?

The question basically asks whether there is a member who sold at least 2 tickets (so 2 or more).

(1) The 3 members sold a total of 6 raffle tickets yesterday. If each of the 3 members sold less than 2 tickets, then the total # of tickets sold cannot be 6, hence at least one member sold at least 2 tickets. Sufficient.

Or: can we split 6 tickets so that ALL 3 members to have sold less than 2 tickets? No: (6,0,0); (5,1,0), (4,1,1); (4,2,0); (3,3,0),(3,2,1), (2,2,2). Sufficient.

(2) No 2 of the members sold the same number of raffle tickets yesterday. If one member sold 0 tickets and another sold 1 ticket (the least possible numbers), then the third one must have sold more than 1, so 2 or more. Sufficient.

Answer: D.

Hope it's clear.


If the Q asks "whether there is a member who sold at least 2 tickets (so 2 or more)" then it should have been framed as atleast one NOT one which indicates Exactly one. Hence the doubt. Infact, i would say the Q should use the word Atleast or Exactly to make it clear.
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Re: Did one of the 3 members of a certain team sell at least 2 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 11:44
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Did one of the 3 members of a certain team sell at least 2 raffle tickets yesterday?

The question basically asks whether there is a member who sold at least 2 tickets (so 2 or more).

(1) The 3 members sold a total of 6 raffle tickets yesterday. If each of the 3 members sold less than 2 tickets, then the total # of tickets sold cannot be 6, hence at least one member sold at least 2 tickets. Sufficient.

Or: can we split 6 tickets so that ALL 3 members to have sold less than 2 tickets? No: (6,0,0); (5,1,0), (4,1,1); (4,2,0); (3,3,0),(3,2,1), (2,2,2). Sufficient.

(2) No 2 of the members sold the same number of raffle tickets yesterday. If one member sold 0 tickets and another sold 1 ticket (the least possible numbers), then the third one must have sold more than 1, so 2 or more. Sufficient.

Answer: D.

Hope it's clear.


If the Q asks "whether there is a member who sold at least 2 tickets (so 2 or more)" then it should have been framed as atleast one NOT one which indicates Exactly one. Hence the doubt. Infact, i would say the Q should use the word Atleast or Exactly to make it clear.


Not so (even though I do see why you are confused).

Actually it's opposite, if the question meant exactly (only) one, then it would say so.
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