Viserion99 wrote:

A certain shop only sells items for a whole number of dollars and ninety-nine cents. If Mrs. Jones spent less than $50 at the shop, how many items did she buy?

(1) She paid $36.72 for the items that she bought.

(2) Mrs. Jones did not spend more than $10.99 for any one item.

Price tag type:-whole number of $(1+0.99)$=$2

Total spent < $50

# of item=?

St1:- She paid $36.72 for the items that she bought.

It provided us the exact amount spent.

So, we can definitely determine the # of items. We needn't to compute. (#of items=Total paid/$2)

Sufficient.

St2:- Since amount spent on any one item is a variable, hence the #of items against these amount spent would be different .

Hence, total no of items would be different in different cases.

Insufficient.

Ans. (A)

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