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A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solid-colored red, yellow, and blue marbles. How many more yellow marbles than red marbles are in the box before any are removed?

(1) To guarantee that a red marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 14.

(2) To guarantee that a yellow marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 8.


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A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solid-colored red, yellow, and blue marbles. How many more yellow marbles than red marbles are in the box before any are removed?

(1) To guarantee that a red marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 14.

(2) To guarantee that a yellow marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 8.


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Let there be R,Y and B red,yellow and blue balls be there initially. We need to find out Y-R = ?

St 1 basically says that B+Y=14 ( many combinations possible )
B : Y
1:13
2:12
3:11
4:10....

Not sufficient

St 2 says R+B=8

R: B
1:7
2:6
3:5
4:4
5:3...

Combining we see that Blue balls cannot be more than 7, So if

B=7, R=1 and Y=7 Y-R=6
B=6,R=2, and Y=8 then 8-2=6

If B=4,R=4, then Y=10 Y-R=6..

For all values Y-R=6...

Ans is C
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chetan86 wrote:
A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solid-colored red, yellow, and blue marbles. How many more yellow marbles than red marbles are in the box before any are removed?

(1) To guarantee that a red marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 14.

(2) To guarantee that a yellow marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 8.


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Let there be R,Y and B red,yellow and blue balls be there initially. We need to find out Y-R = ?

St 1 basically says that B+Y=14 ( many combinations possible )
B : Y
1:13
2:12
3:11
4:10....

Not sufficient

St 2 says R+B=8

R: B
1:7
2:6
3:5
4:4
5:3...

Combining we see that Blue balls cannot be more than 7, So if

B=7, R=1 and Y=7 Y-R=6
B=6,R=2, and Y=8 then 8-2=6

If B=4,R=4, then Y=10 Y-R=6..

For all values Y-R=6...

Ans is C


Little correction: it should be Y + B = 13 and R + B = 7.

A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solid-colored red, yellow, and blue marbles. How many more yellow marbles than red marbles are in the box before any are removed?

We need to find Y - R.

(1) To guarantee that a red marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 14.

This implies that Y + B = 13 because only if there are total of 13 blue and yellow marbles, removing 14 marbles guarantees getting a red one: you should pick all blue and yellow and the next one for sure will be red. But knowing that B + Y = 13 is not enough to get Y - R. Not sufficient.

(2) To guarantee that a yellow marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 8.

The same ways as above this means that R + B = 7. Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) Subtract R + B = 7 from Y + B = 13: (Y + B) - (R + B) = 13 - 7 --> Y - R = 6. Sufficient.

Answer: C.
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A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solid-colored red, yellow, and blue marbles. How many more yellow marbles than red marbles are in the box before any are removed?

(1) To guarantee that a red marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 14.

(2) To guarantee that a yellow marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 8.


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Let there be R,Y and B red,yellow and blue balls be there initially. We need to find out Y-R = ?

St 1 basically says that B+Y=14 ( many combinations possible )
B : Y
1:13
2:12
3:11
4:10....

Not sufficient

St 2 says R+B=8

R: B
1:7
2:6
3:5
4:4
5:3...

Combining we see that Blue balls cannot be more than 7, So if

B=7, R=1 and Y=7 Y-R=6
B=6,R=2, and Y=8 then 8-2=6

If B=4,R=4, then Y=10 Y-R=6..

For all values Y-R=6...

Ans is C


Little correction: it should be Y + B = 13 and R + B = 7.

A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solid-colored red, yellow, and blue marbles. How many more yellow marbles than red marbles are in the box before any are removed?

We need to find Y - R.

(1) To guarantee that a red marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 14.

This implies that Y + B = 13 because only if there are total of 13 blue and yellow marbles, removing 14 marbles guarantees getting a red one: you should pick all blue and yellow and the next one for sure will be red. But knowing that B + Y = 13 is not enough to get Y - R. Not sufficient.

(2) To guarantee that a yellow marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 8.

The same ways as above this means that R + B = 7. Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) Subtract R + B = 7 from Y + B = 13: (Y + B) - (R + B) = 13 - 7 --> Y - R = 6. Sufficient.

Answer: C.


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A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solid-colored red, yellow, and blue marbles. How many more yellow marbles than red marbles are in the box before any are removed?

(1) To guarantee that a red marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 14.

Y + B = 14

(2) To guarantee that a yellow marble is removed, the smallest number of marbles that must be removed from the box is 8.

B + R = 8


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Y - R = 6
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