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A number of apples and oranges are to be distributed evenly

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A number of apples and oranges are to be distributed evenly among a number of baskets. Each basket will contain at least one of each type of fruit. If there are 20 oranges to be distributed, what is the minimum number of apples needed so that every basket contains less than twice as many apples as oranges?

(1) If the number of baskets were halved and all other conditions remained the same, there would be twice as many oranges in every remaining basket.

(2) If the number of oranges were halved, it would no longer be possible to place an orange in every basket.



Edit: There was a typo in statement 2, so I just correct it. sorry!


Please explain your answer.
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There was a typo in the question, but I just correct it. sorry about that

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kris610 wrote:
I'd go with B.



would you please explain why?



It tells you that the No. of baskets is more than 10. Also, given that you've 20 oranges to evenly distribute which means the number of baskets has to be 20.

So, the number of apples must be 20 or a multiple of 20. But, the stem says the number of apples should not be more than twice the number of oranges (40), which means the number of apples must be 20.

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