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In an election for class president, each of 32 students voted for exactly one candidate, Ann, Bob or Carl. Did Bob receive the most votes?

(1) Bob received 9 votes.

(2) Carl received 13 votes.

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We are given that A + B + C = 32

(1) B = 9
A + C = 23

B can never have the most votes. If A, for example, has 8 votes, C > B. Sufficient.

(2) C = 13
A + B = 19

B may be greater than, less than or equal to 13. Not sufficient.

The answer is A.

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In an election for class president, each of 32 students voted for exactly one candidate, Ann, Bob or Carl. Did Bob receive the most votes?

(1) Bob received 9 votes.

(2) Carl received 13 votes.

Any idea how to solve this question guys please?


Total number of votes - 32
Did B receive maximum votes?

(1) Bob received 9 votes.
B received 9 votes so we are left with 32 - 9 = 23 votes to be split between A and C. Obviously, it is possible to split them in 20-3 such that one of A or C gets max votes. Is it possible to split them in such a way that B gets max votes? Even if we try to give them equal number of votes, we will need to split them as 11-12. There is no way we can split the 23 votes such that neither A nor C gets more than 9 votes. Hence we can be sure that B DID NOT get maximum votes. You have a definite 'No' answer and hence this alone is sufficient.

(2) Carl received 13 votes.
C received 13 votes so we are left with 19 votes to split between A and B. It is possible that B got all 19 and hence did get max number of votes. It is also possible that A got all 19 or A and B got 10 - 9 votes each etc. Hence we don't know whether B got max votes or not. Not sufficient.

Answer (A)

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enigma123 wrote:
In an election for class president, each of 32 students voted for exactly one candidate, Ann, Bob or Carl. Did Bob receive the most votes?

(1) Bob received 9 votes.

(2) Carl received 13 votes.

Any idea how to solve this question guys please?


This is a copy of GMAT Prep's question:
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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?

(1) Candidate F received 11 of the votes.
(2) Candidate H received 14 of the votes.


Discussed here: each-person-on-a-committee-with-40-members-voted-for-exactly-129999.html

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