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Julie runs a small art museum. How many paintings does her museum have

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Julie runs a small art museum. How many paintings does her museum have?

(1) Her next acquisition of 4 Monet paintings will increase the number of paintings in the museum’s collection by 10%.
(2) The museum currently exhibits 3 impressionist paintings for every 2 non-impressionist paintings.

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Julie runs a small art museum. How many paintings does her museum have?

(1) Her next acquisition of 4 Monet paintings will increase the number of paintings in the museum’s collection by 10%.
(2) The museum currently exhibits 3 impressionist paintings for every 2 non-impressionist paintings.

Kudos for a correct solution.


Question : No. of Paintings = ?

Statement 1: Her next acquisition of 4 Monet paintings will increase the number of paintings in the museum’s collection by 10%.
4 paintings = 10% of total number of painting before including them
i.e total number of painting before including the new 4 paintings = 40
SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: The museum currently exhibits 3 impressionist paintings for every 2 non-impressionist paintings.
This only gives the ratio of two different types of paintings and no absolute value of total number. Hence,
NOT SUFFICIENT

Answer: option A
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Let the number of paintings in the museum be x

We need to find x..

Statement 1

x + 4 = x + 0.1(x)

4 = 0.1(x)

Sufficient

Statement 2

Impressionist : non-impressionist
3: 2

We don't know anything about the number of each of these paintings . Not enough information
Insufficient

Answer = A
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Julie runs a small art museum. How many paintings does her museum have?

(1) Her next acquisition of 4 Monet paintings will increase the number of paintings in the museum’s collection by 10%.
4 represents 10 percent of the paintings. This gives us an actual number (40)
sufficient

(2) The museum currently exhibits 3 impressionist paintings for every 2 non-impressionist paintings.
the ratio does not actually give us an exact number
insufficient

Answer: A
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Bunuel wrote:
Julie runs a small art museum. How many paintings does her museum have?

(1) Her next acquisition of 4 Monet paintings will increase the number of paintings in the museum’s collection by 10%.
(2) The museum currently exhibits 3 impressionist paintings for every 2 non-impressionist paintings.

Kudos for a correct solution.


VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:

Question Type: What Is the Value? This question asks you to provide a specific number of paintings in the museum.

Statement 1: 4 new paintings will increase the number of paintings in the museum by 10%. This can be written as “4 = 0.1x” with x equaling the total number of paintings. Clearly this will be sufficient to provide a specific answer to the question and there is no need to actually solve this equation. This statement is sufficient. The answer will be either A or D.

Statement 2: The ratio of impressionist to non-impressionist paintings is 3:2. This information does not allow you to arrive at a specific number since you do not know either the number of impressionist or the number of non-impressionist paintings. Not sufficient.

The answer is A.
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