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# A baseball team coach distributed a number of bats, balls

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04 Feb 2006, 16:02
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A baseball team coach distributed a number of bats, balls and helmets among the players on the team, with each player receiving x bats, y balls and z helmets. How many players were on the team?

I. the numbers of bats, balls and helmets that each player recieved were in the ratio of 2:3:4, respectively

II. The coach distributed a total of 18 bats, 27 balls, and 36 helmets

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04 Feb 2006, 16:38
E

(1) Doesn't tell us about the # of players. Insufficient.
(2) Doesn't tell us if each player was distributed evenly. Insufficient.

(1) + (2) ==> there could be 3 playeres who got 6 bats, 9 balls and 12 helmets each and ratio would be 2:3:4 or there could be 9 players who 2:3:4 ...etc. Insufficient
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04 Feb 2006, 19:12
the oa is E

however,

I chose C. What is wrong with my reasoning?

I-insuff

II-insuff

Both- if the ratio was 2:3:4

Manager distributed 18, 27 and 36 , then wouldnt that mean there were 9 players?

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04 Feb 2006, 19:16
joemama142000 wrote:
the oa is E

however,

I chose C. What is wrong with my reasoning?

I-insuff

II-insuff

Both- if the ratio was 2:3:4

Manager distributed 18, 27 and 36 , then wouldnt that mean there were 9 players?

there could be 3 playeres who got 6 bats, 9 balls and 12 helmets each and the ratio would still be 2:3:4
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04 Feb 2006, 19:30
thanks tehcm, i just didnt catch that for some reason

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05 Feb 2006, 13:08
late but E , at the first go i picked C but subsistuting got E
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