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# Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How

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Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How many of the red sweaters at the store are made of pure wool?

(1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool

(2) 100 of the red sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool
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11 Apr 2011, 11:31
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Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How many of the red sweaters at the store are made of pure wool?

1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool

2) 100 of the sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool

1) no information to come with pure wool red sweaters
2) 150-100= red pure wool sweaters
Ans. B.

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jairus wrote:
Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How many of the red sweaters at the store are made of pure wool?

1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool

2) 100 of the sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool

1) no information to come with pure wool red sweaters
2) 150-100= red pure wool sweaters
Ans. B.

I believe there is a problem in this question:
1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool
This means that there are at least 320 NOT PURE WOOL sweaters.

2) 100 of the sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool
This tells are that AT MOST 100 sweaters at the store are NOT PURE WOOL sweaters.

I may be wrong.
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You're perfectly correct, fluke. Looking up the question on another forum, there's a word missing in Statement 2 of the original post:

www.beatthegmat.com/wording-t16375.html

Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How many of the red sweaters at the store are made of pure wool?

1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool

2) 100 of the red sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool

which makes the answer B (there then must be 150-100 = 50 red wool sweaters).
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11 Apr 2011, 16:35
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Baten80 wrote:
jairus wrote:
Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How many of the red sweaters at the store are made of pure wool?

1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool

2) 100 of the sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool

1) no information to come with pure wool red sweaters
2) 150-100= red pure wool sweaters
Ans. B.

I believe there is a problem in this question:
1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool
This means that there are at least 320 NOT PURE WOOL sweaters.

2) 100 of the sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool
This tells are that AT MOST 100 sweaters at the store are NOT PURE WOOL sweaters.

I may be wrong.

I think so too.

It's saying in (1) that there are 320 Not Red and Not Wool and in statement (2) 100 are Not Wool. 320 is supposed to be a subset of the total sweaters that are not wool.
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11 Apr 2011, 21:25
I too had spent 20 min on this question and was thinking what's wrong, I should have spotted the contradictory statements earlier ! Thanks a lot Ian.
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Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How many of the red sweaters at the store are made of pure wool?

1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool

2) 100 of the red sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool

800 = Only Red + Only Pure Wool + Both + neither

only red + both = 150

From (1)

Only Pure Wool = 800 - 150 - 320 = 800 - 470 = 330

But "Both" is stll not there.

So (1) is insufficient

(2) says

Only Red + both = 150

So both = 50

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Why do we assume no other material could be used to make the red sweaters? Why wouldn't 40 of the remaining sweaters be polyster instead of pure wool?

In that case wouldn't E be the appropriate answer?
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Why do we assume no other material could be used to make the red sweaters? Why wouldn't 40 of the remaining sweaters be polyster instead of pure wool?

In that case wouldn't E be the appropriate answer?

Actually we do not assume that. All sweaters in the world are either wool or NOT wool (any other material). Look at either of the diagrams below, there is a row saying "Not Wool", so all sweater out of 800 which are made of some other material than wool are distributed there.

Of the 800 sweaters in a certain store, 150 are red. How many of the red sweaters at the store are made of pure wool?

(1) 320 of the sweaters at the store are neither red nor made of pool wool:
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Not sufficient to get # of red sweaters made of pure wool (yellow box).

(2) 100 of the red sweaters at the store are not made of pure wool:
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As you can see, # of red sweaters made of pure wool (yellow box) is 150-100=50. Sufficient.

Hope it's clear.
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What if it is made out of another material other than wool?
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What if it is made out of another material other than wool?

Sweaters made of some other materials fall into the category of "No Wool" (2nd row in the matrix given) and thus taken into consideration.

Does this make sense?
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22 Dec 2015, 04:12
I was thinking of C or E till I read meaning into (2). (2) is talking of RED sweaters!
and A hundred of the Red sweaters are made of whatever other than pure wool. I.e. whatever that isn't pure wool. that means the rest are reds made of pure wools.
This question is really sub 600.
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