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An electronics store that rents movies rents each of its VHS movies

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An electronics store that rents movies rents each of its VHS movies for a certain price and each of its DVD movies for a certain price. If Marvin, Pauline, and Sammy rented movies in this store, how much did Marvin pay to rent 2 VHS movies and 2 DVD movies?

(1) Pauline rented 3 VHS movies and 4 DVD movies and paid $7.25 more than Marvin.
(2) Sammy rented 1 VHS movie and paid $7.25 less than Marvin.

Originally posted by Gmatdecoder on 30 May 2015, 01:47.
Last edited by Bunuel on 30 May 2015, 03:52, edited 1 time in total.
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Pauline rented 1 VHS and 2 DVD more than Marvin, and paid $7.25 more. So 1 VHS and 2 DVD cost $7.25. That's not sufficient, because we need the cost of 2 VHS and 2 DVD.

Sammy rented 1 VHS and 2 DVD less than Marvin, and paid $7.25 less. So again, we find that 1 VHS and 2 DVD cost $7.25, and S1 and S2 are giving us the same information. Since S1 is not sufficient, S2 cannot be either, and we can't learn anything by combining them, so the answer is E.
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New post 30 May 2015, 11:15
oh! I thought by combining the two statements we get 2 equations with 2 unknowns but the equations are the same. So combining will not help.
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New post 12 Apr 2016, 14:06
Statement 1 And Statement 2 are basically giving the same information.As statement 1 is not sufficient,then Statement 2 can't be sufficient too
Therefore correct answer E
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