Juan bought some paperback books that cost $8 each and some : DS Archive Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack  It is currently 23 Jan 2017, 13:32 ### GMAT Club Daily Prep #### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email. Customized for You we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History Track Your Progress every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance Practice Pays we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History #### Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here. ### Request Expert Reply # Events & Promotions ###### Events & Promotions in June Open Detailed Calendar # Juan bought some paperback books that cost$8 each and some

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2) Total cost of all books that Juan bought was less than $260. Please explain your answers and try to solve it by making equations. Many thanks. I think it should be C. stmnt1 25h>=150 h>=6 insuffic. stmnt2 8p+25h<260 insuffic. Let's combine. Since 8p+25h < 260, then 260-150 = 110 is the maximum amount to have been spent on paperbooks. Therefore, p<14. From here, we can plug in numbers to calculate p and h. Doing so, we can see that the only combination is when h=4 and p=20. So, it should be C. I wonder if there's a faster way to do this final step, when we combine? Last edited by peraspera on 28 Mar 2009, 10:01, edited 1 time in total. Manager Joined: 19 May 2008 Posts: 165 Location: Mumbai Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0 Re: GMAT Prep Books DS [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Mar 2009, 09:52 P and H 8P > 80 Statement 1 - 25H >= 150, H >= 6 - not sufficient Statement 2 - 8P + 25H < 260 - not sufficient Combining the 2 statements, 8P < 110, if we take H to be 6. We know that it is more than 10 Paper backs, so it can be either 11, 12 or 13. If it is 11, we can have 6 H - if it is 12, we can still have 6 H - and if it is 13, then also we can have 6 H. So all 3 satisfies the equation. If it was 7, then we wouldn't satisfy the clause for greater than 10 P. So the answer is C. What is the OA? Re: GMAT Prep Books DS [#permalink] 28 Mar 2009, 09:52 Display posts from previous: Sort by # Juan bought some paperback books that cost$8 each and some

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