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On a certain fishing boat that catches tuna, wheeled carts [#permalink]
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On a certain fishing boat that catches tuna, wheeled carts are used to move the fish around the deck. If a cart can hold 1,600 lbs of fish, what is the maximum number of tuna that can be put in one cart?

(1) A tuna will slip through the net and not get caught unless it weighs over 5 lbs.

(2) A net full of tuna, which is 100 fish, weighs on average 800 lbs

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Re: On a certain fishing boat that catches tuna, wheeled carts [#permalink]
06 Nov 2013, 22:51

Statement 1: We know that at minimum fish should weigh more than 5. But 5.1, 5.001, give different number of fish in the cart. Can we say that it is enough?

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07 Nov 2013, 00:21

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Temurkhon wrote:

Statement 1: We know that at minimum fish should weigh more than 5. But 5.1, 5.001, give different number of fish in the cart. Can we say that it is enough?

Yes, we can.

On a certain fishing boat that catches tuna, wheeled carts are used to move the fish around the deck. If a cart can hold 1,600 lbs of fish, what is the maximum number of tuna that can be put in one cart?

(1) A tuna will slip through the net and not get caught unless it weighs over 5 lbs --> 1600/5 = 320. Since the weight must be over 5 lbs, then the maximum number of tuna that can be put in one cart is 319. Sufficient.

(2) A net full of tuna, which is 100 fish, weighs on average 800 lbs. Clearly insufficient.

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