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### HideShow timer Statistics A bag is filled with 36 orange candies and 24 red candies for a total for 60 candies. If 15 candies are eaten, how many red candies are left in the bag?

(1) The ratio of orange candies to red candies in the bag after the 15 are removed is 2 : 1
(2) The ratio of red candies to total number of candies removed is 2 : 5.

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(1) After remove 15 candies, there are 60-15=45 total candies left. $$\frac{Orange}{Red}$$ = $$\frac{2}{1}$$ => Red candies = 15, orange candies = 30 => Sufficient

(2) x denotes the number of red candies. Ratio: $$\frac{Red}{Removed}$$ = $$\frac{2}{5}$$ => $$\frac{x}{15}$$ = $$\frac{2}{5}$$ => x = 6 => Sufficient

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lybeaver wrote:
(1) After remove 15 candies, there are 60-15=45 total candies left. $$\frac{Orange}{Red}$$ = $$\frac{2}{1}$$ => Red candies = 15, orange candies = 30 => Sufficient

(2) x denotes the number of red candies. Ratio: $$\frac{Red}{Removed}$$ = $$\frac{2}{5}$$ => $$\frac{x}{15}$$ = $$\frac{2}{5}$$ => x = 6 => Sufficient

Hi,

Need a clarification. Shouldn't the number of red candies be the same in both options???
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Kezia9 wrote:
lybeaver wrote:
(1) After remove 15 candies, there are 60-15=45 total candies left. $$\frac{Orange}{Red}$$ = $$\frac{2}{1}$$ => Red candies = 15, orange candies = 30 => Sufficient

(2) x denotes the number of red candies. Ratio: $$\frac{Red}{Removed}$$ = $$\frac{2}{5}$$ => $$\frac{x}{15}$$ = $$\frac{2}{5}$$ => x = 6 => Sufficient

Hi,

Need a clarification. Shouldn't the number of red candies be the same in both options???

In DS question type, your job is to determine whether you can answer the question using the information given. You look at statement (1) first then ask yourself whether it's enough to answer the question. Then you look at statement (2) and ask yourself the same. 2 statements can give you different answers as long as it's correct.
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Question is flawed because (2) gives us #red=6 whereas the minimum of #red is: 24-15=9 Re: A bag is filled with 36 orange candies and 24 red candies for a total   [#permalink] 03 Jan 2019, 12:10
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