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# Data sufficiency on Relative values

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17 Jul 2017, 07:30
Hi all,

If I have two components and (e.g. blue paint and red paint) and I have a relative value (question stem or a statement) between the two components and the question asks for any relative value, I will always have sufficiency, irrespective of the value.

If I have 4 components, would I require 3 relative values to ensure sufficiency to all relative value questions?

Also, if I have 3 components and I have 2 relative values and one concrete value (question stem or a statement), do I have sufficiency to all concrete value questions?

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18 Jul 2017, 13:18
nrxbra001 wrote:
Hi all,

If I have two components and (e.g. blue paint and red paint) and I have a relative value (question stem or a statement) between the two components and the question asks for any relative value, I will always have sufficiency, irrespective of the value.

If I have 4 components, would I require 3 relative values to ensure sufficiency to all relative value questions?

Also, if I have 3 components and I have 2 relative values and one concrete value (question stem or a statement), do I have sufficiency to all concrete value questions?

Thanks,

By a "relative value", are you talking about a statement like this one?

(1) The amount of blue paint is 50% greater than the amount of red paint.

If that's correct, can you explain what you mean by a question asking for a relative value?
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18 Jul 2017, 13:25
By relative I mean ratios or percents (basically one value relative to another).

A relative question could be about how does one value relate to another.... E.g. Fraction of red paint to total paint (in example the above).

My question was if I have 3 components and 2 relative values, can I answer all possible relative questions? (think of probability too)

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