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quant-data sufficiency [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 03:10
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Re: quant-data sufficiency [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2012, 00:29
jksingh91karan wrote:
i did not understand the question...can sum1 help me out here

Hi,

The question asks about the number of cups of pasta used by Malik when he prepares the dish next time.

Using (1);
We don't know how many servings he used last time.
supposedly, last time he used 8 servings, this time he will use 4 servings or 1 1/2 cups pasta.
but he used 4 servings last time, this time he will use 2 servings & so on. Insufficient.

Using (2);
This statement only tells us about the servings used by him last time. We don't know how many he is going to use. Insufficient.

Using both,
Last time: 6 servings.
This time: 3 servings or (3/4)*(3/2)cups pasta. Sufficient.

Answer is (C)

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Re: quant-data sufficiency   [#permalink] 04 Jul 2012, 00:29
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