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Re: John took a test that had 60 questions numbered from 1 to 60 [#permalink]
No. of questions answered correctly = ?

(1). FC = SC + 7;
Insufficient as there are 2 variables.

(2). Since the total no. of questions = 60, starting from 1, there will be 30 odd and 30 even questions.
Odd no. of questions correct = (5/6)*30 = 25;
Even no. of questions correct = (4/5)*30 = 24;

So, the total no. of questions answered correctly = 49.

Of course, we don't have to solve these for DS. If we know it is solvable, we can mark the answer and move on.

Ans is (B).
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Re: John took a test that had 60 questions numbered from 1 to 60 [#permalink]
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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

John took a test that had 60 questions numbered from 1 to 60. How many of the questions did he answer correctly?

(1) The number of questions he answered correctly in the first half of the test was 7 more than the number he answered correctly in the second half of the test.
(2) He answered 5/6 of the odd-numbered questions correctly and 4/5 of the even-numbered questions correctly.



Statement 1) out of 30 questions, he answered x+7 and out of next 30 questions, he answered x questions, we still don't know x. Not Sufficient.
Statement 2) As even numbered and odd numbered questions will be mutually exclusive (no overlapping), we know there are 30 odd and 30 even questions.
So we can calculate the number of questions answered.

Hence Option B)
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John took a test that had 60 questions numbered from 1 to 60. How many of the questions did he answer correctly?

(1) The number of questions he answered correctly in the first half of the test was 7 more than the number he answered correctly in the second half of the test --> F = S + 7. Not sufficient.

(2) He answered 5/6 of the odd-numbered questions correctly and 4/5 of the even-numbered questions correctly. Since there are 30 odd-numbered questions and 30 even-numbered questions, then the number of questions answered correctly is 5/6*30 + 4/5*30. Sufficient.

Answer: B.
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John took a test that had 60 questions numbered from 1 to 60. How many of the questions did he answer correctly?

(1) The number of questions he answered correctly in the first half of the test was 7 more than the number he answered correctly in the second half of the test --> F = S + 7. Not sufficient.

(2) He answered 5/6 of the odd-numbered questions correctly and 4/5 of the even-numbered questions correctly. Since there are 30 odd-numbered questions and 30 even-numbered questions, then the number of questions answered correctly is 5/6*30 + 4/5*30. Sufficient.

Answer: B.


does first half of the test mean there were 30 questions in the first half?

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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

John took a test that had 60 questions numbered from 1 to 60. How many of the questions did he answer correctly?

(1) The number of questions he answered correctly in the first half of the test was 7 more than the number he answered correctly in the second half of the test.
(2) He answered 5/6 of the odd-numbered questions correctly and 4/5 of the even-numbered questions correctly.


Solution:

Question Stem Analysis:


We must determine the number of questions that John answered correctly on a 60-question test.

Statement One Alone:

Statement one alone is not sufficient. For example, if he answered 4 questions correctly on the second half of the test, then he answered 4 + 7 = 11 questions correctly on the first half of the test. But if he answered 9 questions correctly on the second half of the test, then he answered 9 + 7 = 16 questions correctly on the first half of the test.

Statement Two Alone:

The number of odd numbers in the interval from 1 to 60, inclusive, is: (59 - 1)/2 + 1 = 30. Since John answered 5/6 of the odd-numbered questions correctly, he answered 5/6 x 30 = 25 questions correctly.

The number of even numbers in the interval from 1 to 60, inclusive is (60 - 2)/2 + 1 = 30. Since John answered 4/5 of the even-numbered questions correctly, he answered 4/5 x 30 = 24 questions correctly.

Thus, the number of questions he answered correctly is 25 + 24 = 49.

Statement two alone is sufficient.

Answer: B
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