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# In a certain state 15 billion dollars are spent in lottery

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In a certain state 15 billion dollars are spent in lottery [#permalink]  01 Sep 2009, 15:17
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In a certain state 15 billion dollars are spent in lottery tickets. How much money did the low fifty of the society, ordered by income, spent in lottery tickets?
1) The low fifty of the society spent the same than the high fifty of the society
2) 10% of the people bought 65% of the tickets
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Re: In a certain state 15 billion dollars [#permalink]  01 Sep 2009, 22:50
i go with E. Neither statements are sufficient
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Re: In a certain state 15 billion dollars [#permalink]  01 Sep 2009, 22:58
If the low fifty spent the same as the high 50 (by 50 I am assuming percentile), then the only way it is possible is if they all spent the same amount.

eg.

12345 = 15
678910 = 40

I can't forsee a scenario when the lower 50 percentile spent the same as the higher percentile. What am I missing?
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Re: In a certain state 15 billion dollars [#permalink]  15 Sep 2009, 07:14
who can post an OA?/OE?
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Re: In a certain state 15 billion dollars [#permalink]  15 Sep 2009, 10:54
Statement 1:
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There is no clear picture about the split-up of the society.so nt suff

Statement 2:
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Doesn't give any certain value.Nt suff

Combining both the statements we can't get a solution.

So my take for the above q is option E
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Re: In a certain state 15 billion dollars [#permalink]  15 Sep 2009, 14:55
Why isn't it A? If low & high 50s spend the same amount it seems pretty obvious that each of these 2 groups spend 7.5 billion dollars

Plz, correct me if I'm wrong
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