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I am in the process of packing boxes onto my lorry (truck). [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 09:58
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I am in the process of packing boxes onto my lorry (truck). I cannot load box A onto the lorry because that would exceed the maximum weight allowance. On the other hand, if I unloaded box B from the lorry, I would be able to load box C on to the lorry without exceeding the allowance.

Which of the following must be true?

I. If I didn't unload any boxes (including box B), then I wouldn't be able to load box C onto the lorry.
II. The remaining weight that can be loaded onto the lorry must be at least as big as the difference in weight between boxes B and C.
III. The weight of box A must be bigger than the difference in weight of boxes B and C
A) I only
B) II only
C) III only
D) I and II only
E) II and III only
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Re: Packing boxes onto my lorry [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 11:23
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I am in the process of packing boxes onto my lorry (truck). I cannot load box A onto the lorry because that would exceed the maximum weight allowance. On the other hand, if I unloaded box B from the lorry, I would be able to load box C on to the lorry without exceeding the allowance.

Which of the following must be true?

I. If I didn't unload any boxes (including box B), then I wouldn't be able to load box C onto the lorry.
II. The remaining weight that can be loaded onto the lorry must be at least as big as the difference in weight between boxes B and C.
III. The weight of box A must be bigger than the difference in weight of boxes B and C
A) I only
B) II only
C) III only
D) I and II only
E) II and III only



Let say the maximum allowed weight is W.

"cannot load box A onto the lorry because that would exceed the maximum weight allowance"..so
A> w

"I unloaded box B from the lorry, I would be able to load box C on to the lorry without exceeding the allowance."
C < W
also B + C > W

IMHO Only I
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Re: Packing boxes onto my lorry [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 13:01
I feel the statements option I & II combined is right.

I is already explained.

II because its true that If box B was removed a difference of C-B could be loaded on to the lorry. Since C < A but C > B. Difference of C-B is positive so there is definitely more space for more boxes of weight of the difference.
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Re: Packing boxes onto my lorry [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 03:42
Not sure if I could be right.
I'd pick B.
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Re: Packing boxes onto my lorry [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 10:12
I also think both I and II are right...hence OA (D).
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Re: Packing boxes onto my lorry [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 21:17
I go for A.

Statement II would not hold in the following situation:
If B weighs 10Kg
Remaining is 1Kg
C can weighs from 1.1Kg to 11Kg
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Re: Packing boxes onto my lorry [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2010, 00:40
here is one source of the problem:

http://richardbowles.tripod.com/gmat/cr ... itreas.htm
The OA according to this website is E.
Re: Packing boxes onto my lorry   [#permalink] 17 Apr 2010, 00:40
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