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If p + q = 400 and p < q, is (p + q) < (r + s) ? (1) p + r + s = 600

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p+q = 400
p < q

(—> q= 400– p
p < 400 —p
2p < 400
p < 200)

Is (p+q) < (r+s)?
—> r+s > 400 ???

(Statement1): p+r+s = 600
—> p cannot be 200. It is less than 200. (p< 200)
—> r+s > 400
Sufficient

(Statement2)
q+ r> 400
—> No info about what r and s are
Insuffient

The answer is A.

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Given - p+q = 400

Assume, p = q, then p=q= 200

but given that p < q, therefore, p < 200

Statement 1 : p + r + s = 600

if p = 200, then r + s = 400. Thus, as p < 200, r + s > 400

therefore, p+q < r+s

A is sufficient

statement 2: there is no information about s.
Therefore Ans is A.
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