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Q4. Some candies are divided between two students A and B,

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Q4. Some candies are divided between two students A and B, does A get even number of candies?
1) B has 35% more candies than A
2) B has 33 more candies than A
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2007, 09:59
Answer is E

A + B = C --- Equation 1

From Statement 1: B = 1.35A. Substituting value of B in Equation 1 you will get 2.35A = C If C is a number ending with a 0 or 5 then A would change between Odd and Even.

2 values Not sufficient. BCE

From Statement 2 you could have multiple values of A. B = 1.33A and
C = 2.33A. Again Multiple values. Therefore insufficient.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2007, 14:08
what is the source of this crap question?

answer should be C because it has an infeasible solution.. here goes...

from 1) B=1.35A
from 2) B = A+33 (not 1.33A)

taken together -
0.35A=33

hence it is possible to compute A (so should be sufficient, answer C)
but the answer for A is illogical for the question.... according to the equations A=94.2
but A and B were given some candies, so the number should be positive integer not a fraction. this fact is also implied by the stem question... you can't speak of odd/even numbers for non-integers.

in gmat there are no questions with illogical solutions that don't follow a common sense interpretation.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2007, 15:16
I agree with hobbit, I thought there was a Typo where B has 35 more than A would make sense here. in which case answer C.

hobbit wrote:
what is the source of this crap question?

answer should be C because it has an infeasible solution.. here goes...

from 1) B=1.35A
from 2) B = A+33 (not 1.33A)

taken together -
0.35A=33

hence it is possible to compute A (so should be sufficient, answer C)
but the answer for A is illogical for the question.... according to the equations A=94.2
but A and B were given some candies, so the number should be positive integer not a fraction. this fact is also implied by the stem question... you can't speak of odd/even numbers for non-integers.

in gmat there are no questions with illogical solutions that don't follow a common sense interpretation.
  [#permalink] 16 Jan 2007, 15:16
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