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What fractional part of the total surface area of cube C is red?
(1) Each of 3 faces of C is exactly 1/2 red.
(2) Each of 3 faces of C is entirely white.
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Re: Please explain [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2010, 05:58
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What fractional part of the total surface area of cube C is red?
(1) Each of 3 faces of C is exactly 1/2 red.
(2) Each of 3 faces of C is entirely white.

I thought the answer is A .Please can anybody explain why it is not.


(1) Each of 3 faces of C is exactly 1/2 red --> 1/2 of 3 faces out of 6 is red, but we know nothing about the other 3. What if some fraction of the other 3 faces is red also? For example 1/3 of the 4th face is red, 1/4th of the 5th face and 1/10th of the 6th face? Hence statement (1) is not sufficient.

(2) Each of 3 faces of C is entirely white --> 3 faces out of 6 are white, but we know nothing about the other 3. Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) Half of 3 faces is red and other 3 faces are entirely white --> fractional part which is red is 1.5/6=1/4. Sufficient.

Answer: C.

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OA is C.
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What fractional part of the total surface area of cube C is [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2013, 09:05
What fractional part of the total surface area of cube C is red?
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(2) Each of 3 faces of C is entirely white.
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Re: What fractional part of the total surface area of cube C is [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2013, 09:11
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What fractional part of the total surface area of cube C is red?
(1) Each of 3 faces of C is exactly 1/2 red.
(2) Each of 3 faces of C is entirely white.


Merging similar topics. Please refer to the solution above.
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