Quest Statement says : w:m:c <=> 5:2:7

1) 1st statement says W+C is 12

we know W:C <=> 5:7

That clearly means w=5 and c=7 hence m=2 and total nbr of people 14 .... SUFFICIENT

2) 2nd statement says Men < 4

Which means that Men could be 3 or 2 or 1

It cant be three since the common multiplier will be 1.5 and 5*1.5 is a decimal figure and number of women cant be in decimals

It cant be 1 since the common multiplier will be 0.5 and 5*0,5 is is a decimal figure and number of women cant be in decimals

So we left with 2 and that tells common multiplier is 1 thus number of w / c and m = 5+2+7 = 14 ... SUFFICIENT

hence answer is D

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The ratio of the number of women to the number of men to the number of children in a room is

5:2:7, respectively. What is the total number of people in the room?

(1) The total number of women and children in the room is 12.

(2) There are fewer than 4 men in the room.