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Re: Each piglet in a litter is fed exactly [#permalink] New post 09 May 2014, 00:57
PranavChamp wrote:
St 1 : InSuf
piglet A fed 1/4 of oats.
St 2 : InSuf
piglet B fed 1/6 of barley.

St 1+2 : Suff

There are total 10 parts of Oats & Barley
Piglet A fed 2 parts out of 10. These 2 parts weigh 0.5 pound.
So 10 parts weigh 2.5 pounds.
Each piglet fed 0.5 pound so we can say that 2.5/0.5 = 5 piglets



How have you come up with 2 parts?
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Re: Each piglet in a litter is fed exactly [#permalink] New post 12 May 2014, 20:19
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PranavChamp wrote:
St 1 : InSuf
piglet A fed 1/4 of oats.
St 2 : InSuf
piglet B fed 1/6 of barley.

St 1+2 : Suff

There are total 10 parts of Oats & Barley
Piglet A fed 2 parts out of 10. These 2 parts weigh 0.5 pound.
So 10 parts weigh 2.5 pounds.
Each piglet fed 0.5 pound so we can say that 2.5/0.5 = 5 piglets



How have you come up with 2 parts?


You do not know that oats and barley were mixed in the ratio 4:6 i.e. you cannot say that there are 4 parts of oats and 6 parts of barley. They could be in any ratio and hence we cannot say that piglet A was fed 2 parts of the mix.
Look at the explanations given in previous posts.
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Re: Each piglet in a litter is fed exactly [#permalink] New post 12 May 2014, 21:55
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Raihanuddin wrote:
PranavChamp wrote:
St 1 : InSuf
piglet A fed 1/4 of oats.
St 2 : InSuf
piglet B fed 1/6 of barley.

St 1+2 : Suff

There are total 10 parts of Oats & Barley
Piglet A fed 2 parts out of 10. These 2 parts weigh 0.5 pound.
So 10 parts weigh 2.5 pounds.
Each piglet fed 0.5 pound so we can say that 2.5/0.5 = 5 piglets



How have you come up with 2 parts?


You do not know that oats and barley were mixed in the ratio 4:6 i.e. you cannot say that there are 4 parts of oats and 6 parts of barley. They could be in any ratio and hence we cannot say that piglet A was fed 2 parts of the mix.
Look at the explanations given in previous posts.



Thank you very much.
Can you please give two or three variation of this question so that I can practice and familiarize myself with this type of question?
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Re: Each piglet in a litter is fed exactly one-half pound of a [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2014, 02:53
Does anyone have any concrete proof such as a screenshot showing that this is a GMATPrep question? I doubt that GMATPrep would be this difficult.
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