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# Joanna bought only $0.15 stamps and$0.29 stamps

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Joanna bought only $0.15 stamps and$0.29 stamps [#permalink]

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10 Sep 2004, 10:09
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What is the quickest way to solve this problem.

Joanna bought only $0.15 stamps and$0.29 stamps. How many $0.15 stamps did she buy? (1) She bought$4.40 worth of stamps.
(2) She bought an equal number of $0.15 stamps and$0.29 stamps.

Thanks.
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Joined: 08 Jul 2004
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10 Sep 2004, 12:05
mba4me wrote:
What is the quickest way to solve this problem.

Joanna bought only $0.15 stamps and$0.29 stamps. How many $0.15 stamps did she buy? (1) She bought$4.40 worth of stamps.
(2) She bought an equal number of $0.15 stamps and$0.29 stamps.

Thanks.

If you see A 15 and 29 add to 44, so she must have bought 10 of each.
2 you know it well
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10 Sep 2004, 13:04

With statement 2 we only know she bought an equal of 15 cents and 29 cents, but not how many. It could be 10, 20 or even 1.

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Alex
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10 Sep 2004, 13:11
Nice catch Alex, could n't believe I got stumped.
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10 Sep 2004, 13:19
You are not the only one, saurya!

It happens to me too, and that is why I love this GMAT Club.

Regards,

Alex
10 Sep 2004, 13:19
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