Bunuel wrote:
Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is Wilma's annual salary greater than Betty's?
Notice that we are told that both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50,000.
(1) Betty's annual salary is closer to $50,000 than is Wilma's.
----$50,000---(Betty)----(Wilma)---- So, as you can see Wilma's annual salary is greater than Betty's. Sufficient.
(2) Betty's annual salary is closer to $35,000 than it is to Wilma's annual salary.
$35,000----$50,000---(Betty)----(Wilma)---- Again Wilma's annual salary is greater than Betty's. Sufficient.
Answer: D.
Hope it's clear.
I got the answer correct, but got completely confused with statement 2. Took a while to understand, but both scenarios led to the same answer, so was lucky here.
My doubt here is between the two interpretations of statement 2. Namely,
1) Distance between Betty's salary and $35,000 < Distance between Betty's salary and Wilma's salary
1) Distance between Betty's salary and $35,000 < Distance between $35,000 and Wilma's salary
Bunuel , Please help decipher these kind of statements.