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# Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly

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Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

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Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

(2) Candidate H received 14 of the votes --> if F=15 and G=11 then F received the most of the votes but if F=13 and G=13 then F did not receiv the most votes. Not sufficient.

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19 Sep 2012, 09:45
Bunuel wrote:
Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

(2) Candidate H received 14 of the votes --> if F=15 and G=11 then F received the most of the votes but if F=13 and G=13 then F did not receiv the most votes. Not sufficient.

Hi Bunuel,
Statement 1: Candidate F received 11 of the votes --> together G and H received 40-11=29 votes, Cant one of them get 10 and the other 19 ??? or 9 and 20!! That means we cannot say if F received most or least no of votes./???

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19 Sep 2012, 09:53
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Bunuel wrote:
Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

(2) Candidate H received 14 of the votes --> if F=15 and G=11 then F received the most of the votes but if F=13 and G=13 then F did not receiv the most votes. Not sufficient.

Hi Bunuel,
Statement 1: Candidate F received 11 of the votes --> together G and H received 40-11=29 votes, Cant one of them get 10 and the other 19 ??? or 9 and 20!! That means we cannot say if F received most or least no of votes./???

Hope it's clear.
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19 Sep 2012, 23:16
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Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

I got the answer incorrect but think the OA is wrong.

This is testing averages and distribution.
So, we have 40 votes to distribute to 3 candidates. The extreme way to get most votes is to have the other two candidates get just one vote each.
1,1,38
The most conservative way to get most votes is to distribute the votes equally and offset one vote to one candidate to make it the winner. 40/3=13 with a remainder of 1.
13,13,14
Therefore the candidate with the most votes v is like this 14 < v < 39

(1) if Candidate F has 11 then he surely did not get the v we are looking for. 11 could never be a value for the most vote. SUFFICIENT
(2) if Candidate H received 14.
If distribution is 14,13,13 then H got the most vote and not F.
If distribution is 14,1,25 then Either F or the other got the most vote.
INSUFFICIENT

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21 Sep 2012, 11:20
Bunuel wrote:
swathimn wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

(2) Candidate H received 14 of the votes --> if F=15 and G=11 then F received the most of the votes but if F=13 and G=13 then F did not receiv the most votes. Not sufficient.

Hi Bunuel,
Statement 1: Candidate F received 11 of the votes --> together G and H received 40-11=29 votes, Cant one of them get 10 and the other 19 ??? or 9 and 20!! That means we cannot say if F received most or least no of votes./???

Hope it's clear.

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21 Sep 2012, 11:52
A...

ANS should be yes or no in DS questions.. A ans NO.. it should be the ans.
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16 May 2013, 11:26
boomtangboy wrote:
Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

I got the answer incorrect but think the OA is wrong.

given 40 votes are cast, remaining 40-11 =29 even if divided equally among others 14, 15 or if one gets 0 even then f is not the max votes geter so A. is suff
stmt2: it saygs H got 14 remaining is 26, now f has cnances which we can't predict. so D is rules out..

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13 Aug 2015, 23:23
boomtangboy wrote:
Each person on a committee with 40 members voted for exactly one of 3 candidates, F, G, or H. Did Candidate F receive the most votes from the 40 votes cast?

From state(2), we cannot answer because F and G can share the remaining 26 votes in any ratio.

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