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Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is [#permalink] Show Tags 15 Dec 2005, 23:17 1 This post received KUDOS 3 This post was BOOKMARKED 00:00 Difficulty: 25% (medium) Question Stats: 68% (01:58) correct 32% (01:02) wrong based on 226 sessions HideShow timer Statistics Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than$50000. Is Wilma's annual salary greater than Betty's?

(1) Betty's annual salary is closer to $50,000 than is Wilma's. (2) Betty's annual salary is closer to$35,000 than it is to Wilma's annual salary.

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16 Dec 2005, 14:47
D. Definitely each statement is sifficient on its own.
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20 Dec 2005, 23:56
Strange question. But I believe the answer should be D. Both statements tell you that Betty and Sara don't earn the same amount. Also, both statements tell you Betty earns more than Sara.
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21 Dec 2005, 16:43
one more for D.

although the question is a bit unclear.
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10 Jan 2006, 11:43
Ok I am a bit rusty....but I say its E...

Stem say betty and sara make more than 0.5 mill...we dont know if its 1 mil, 2 mil or exactly 0.5 milll

1) betty is closer to .5 mil OK, but if sara is close 1 mil and the combines salary is 1.5...sara makes more money...Insuff

2) it just says that betty is closer to 350K than is sara, cause sara might be making 2 mil..insuff

E it is..
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15 Jan 2006, 00:48
Natalya Khimich wrote:
I'm sorry. But I just simply can not see how either of the statements can be sufficient and even when combined together. Can somebody explain?

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Here's how i arrived at sol

Ques says tht both Betty(B) and Sara(S) earn greater than 50k bucks

a)B's salary is closer to 50k than S
e.g B=51k and S=54k ..Means that S's salary>B's salary so SUFFICIENT

b)B's salary is closer to 35k than S
e.g B=52k and S=55k...Means that B is nearer to 35k ..Again S>B so SUFF

clearly both are sufficient so D
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15 Jan 2006, 17:00
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Betty and Sara both earn more than 50000 every year. Is Betty's salary greater than Sara's?

1) The salary of Betty is closer to 50000 than Sara's.
2) The salary of Betty is closer to 35000 than it is to Sara's salary.

D too. each, not togather, emplyoee makes more than 50,000.
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08 Jun 2015, 01:48
gamjatang wrote:
Both Betty and Wilma earn annual salaries of more than $50000. Is Wilma's annual salary greater than Betty's? (1) Betty's annual salary is closer to$50,000 than is Wilma's.
(2) Betty's annual salary is closer to $35,000 than it is to Wilma's annual salary. 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.

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