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# If on a fishing trip Jim and Tom each caught some fish, which one

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Stmt 1: SUFFICIENT since it clearly tells us that whatever be num of fish, Tom caught 1.5 times as many fish as Jim did.
Stmt 2: INSUFFICIENT since maybe Tom caught more fish than Jim did before and after Tom stopped fishing combined.

Hence, Ans = A
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Bunuel wrote:
If on a fishing trip Jim and Tom each caught some fish, which one caught more fish?

(1) Jim caught 2/3 as many fish as Tom.
(2) After Tom stopped fishing, Jim continued to fish until he caught 12 fish.

Ans: A

Solution: who caught more fishes?
1) J=(2/3)T = clearly Tom caught more fishes. because 2/3 < 1 J<T [Sufficient]
2) we don't know how many fishes Tom caught before stopping. we don't know the number of fishes caught by J and T individually. [Not Sufficient]

Ans: A
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Re: If on a fishing trip Jim and Tom each caught some fish, which one [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
If on a fishing trip Jim and Tom each caught some fish, which one caught more fish?

(1) Jim caught 2/3 as many fish as Tom.
(2) After Tom stopped fishing, Jim continued to fish until he caught 12 fish.

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OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

Statement (1) indicates that Jim caught fewer fish than Tom. Therefore, (1) alone is sufficient to answer the question, and the answer must be A or D. Statement (2) gives no information about the number of fish Tom caught. Therefore, (2) alone is not sufficient. And the best answer is A.
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Bunuel wrote:
If on a fishing trip Jim and Tom each caught some fish, which one caught more fish?

(1) Jim caught 2/3 as many fish as Tom.
(2) After Tom stopped fishing, Jim continued to fish until he caught 12 fish.

Given: Jim and Tom each caught some fish

Target question: Which one caught more fish?

Statement 1: Jim caught 2/3 as many fish as Tom.
If Jim had caught 3/3 as many fish as Tom, then Jim and Tom would have caught the same number of fish
However, since Jim caught 2/3 as many fish as Tom, we know that Jim caught fewer fish than Tom caught.
So, the answer to the target question is Tom caught more fish
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: After Tom stopped fishing, Jim continued to fish until he caught 12 fish.
This statement tells us that Jim caught 12 fish, but it tells us nothing about the number of fish Tom caught.
As such, there's no way to answer the target question with certainty.
Statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT

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