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A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solidcolored 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. Searched for this question but could not find it. If same question is already available then kindly delete it.
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WoundedTiger wrote: chetan86 wrote: A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solidcolored 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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OA later. Let there be R,Y and B red,yellow and blue balls be there initially. We need to find out YR = ? 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=8R: 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 YR=6 B=6,R=2, and Y=8 then 82=6 If B=4,R=4, then Y=10 YR=6.. For all values YR=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 solidcolored 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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chetan86 wrote: A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solidcolored 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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OA later. Let there be R,Y and B red,yellow and blue balls be there initially. We need to find out YR = ? 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 YR=6 B=6,R=2, and Y=8 then 82=6 If B=4,R=4, then Y=10 YR=6.. For all values YR=6... Ans is C
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Bunuel wrote: WoundedTiger wrote: chetan86 wrote: A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solidcolored 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.
Searched for this question but could not find it. If same question is already available then kindly delete it.
OA later. Let there be R,Y and B red,yellow and blue balls be there initially. We need to find out YR = ? 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=8R: 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 YR=6 B=6,R=2, and Y=8 then 82=6 If B=4,R=4, then Y=10 YR=6.. For all values YR=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 solidcolored 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. Similar questions to practice: 12easypiecesornot126366.html#p1033935inhispocketaboyhas3redmarbles4bluemarblesand85216.htmlofthesciencebooksinacertainsupplyroom50areon131100.htmlinadeckof52cardseachcardisoneof4differentcolor83183.htmlaboxcontains10redpills5bluepills12yellow56779.htmleachoftheintegersfrom0to9inclusiveiswrittenon130562.htmlastudentisaskedtopickmarblesfromabagthatcontains72390.htmlofthesciencebooksinacertainsupplyroom50areon131100.htmlifalibrarianrandomlyremovessciencebooksfromalibrary93861.htmleachoftheintegersfrom0to9inclusiveiswrittenon130562.htmlaboxcontains10tabletsofmedicineaand15tablets157726.htmlthereare12redballs10blueballs15redballsand134437.htmlinajarthereare21whiteballs24greenballsand175461.htmlHope it helps.
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A certain number of marbles are to be removed from a box containing only solidcolored 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 = 8Combined Y  R = 6 C.
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