Statement (1);
Says nothing about computers
Statement (2):
From the stem we know that the total purchase of computers and printers can be expressed as:
2000c + 300p
From this statement, we know that sum will be $15,000, so:
15000 = 2000c + 300p
This is a single expression with TWO variables so it is unlikely to give us a unique (integer) value for both of our variables, but we can see what pairs would work:
First we check the high priced item, Computers.
0 comp = 0 (15,000 left for printers = 50 printers)
1 comp = 2,000 (13,000 left for printers = NOT WHOLE # of printers)
2 comps = 4,000 (11,000 left for printers = NOT WHOLE # of printers)
3 comps = 6,000 (9,000 left for printers = 30 printers)
4 comps = 8,000 (7,000 left for printers = NOT WHOLE # of printers)
5 comps = 10,000 (5,000 left for printers = NOT WHOLE # of printers)
6 comps = 12,000 (3,000 left for printers = 10 printers)
7 comps = 14,000 (1,000 left for printers = NOT WHOLE # of printers)
8 comps = TOO MUCH
So statement (2) gives 3 possible outcomes:
- 0 computers and 50 printers
- 3 computers and 30 printers
- 6 computers and 10 printers
Statement (1+2)
We have not eliminated any of the possible scenarios from statement (1) because in ALL cases more than 3 printers were purchased.
The correct answer is E
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