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In a certain game, a large bag is filled with blue, green, purple and red chips worth 1, 5, x and 11 points each, respectively. The purple chips are worth more than the green chips, but less than the red chips. A certain number of chips are then selected from the bag. If the product of the point values of the selected chips is 88,000, how many purple chips were selected?
A) 1
B) 2
c) 3
D) 4
E) 5
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29 Aug 2009, 22:57
Its a Q50-51 stuff

GMAT wont throw such Q

hopefully even if it does, it shd be experimental
purple-chips-82086.html
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29 Aug 2009, 23:02
Nitya34,

Still didn't get the solution. Looks like my quant skill is getting little blunt.

Can any one give a better explanation.
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30 Aug 2009, 00:01
let me try

do prime factorization and 88000 becomes (2^6)(5^3)(11)

now we have to match with (1)(5)(x)(11)

also x could only be 6,7,8,9,10

what you getting?

2^6 is matching with x(purple)

and 2^6 is 64 which is Same as 8^2

no other combinaton possible,IMO

hence OA is
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B

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Re: Chips   [#permalink] 30 Aug 2009, 00:01
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