Bunuel wrote:
A certain experimental mathematics program was tried out in 2 classes in each of 32 elementary schools and involved 37 teachers. Each of the classes had 1 teacher and each of the teachers taught at least 1, but not more than 3, of the classes. If the number of teachers who taught 3 classes is n, then the least and greatest possible values of n, respectively, are
A) 0 and 13
B) 0 and 14
C) 1 and 10
D) 1 and 9
E) 2 and 8
An easier way to solve this problem:
1.2 classes in each of 32 schools means total of 2*32=64 classes.
2.Total teachers = 37
Now, MINIMUM value of n(teachers who took three classes)
Suppose all of them 2 classes then 37*2 =74 classes which is more than 64..so we can imagine few taking one classes say 25 people took 2 classes and rest 12 took 1 classes..This means total classe is 64 and value of n=0
Now since we know value of N is 0,
eliminate option C,D and ENow, MAXIMUM value of n(teachers who took three classes)
Focus only on options A and B for which max value is 13 and 14
If you plugin 14 as value of n means 14(teacher)*3=42 classes...classes remaining =64-42=22 and teachers remaning(37-14=23)
So even if one teacher takes one classe we will have an empty class..Hence B is out..
Directly chose A.