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# Kimberly sent gifts to her friends. For each gift she used

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Kimberly sent gifts to her friends. For each gift she used either a rectangular gift box or a cylindrical gift box. Each box contains exactly one gift: either a fragrant soap or a pack of spicy roasted almonds. If half of the boxes she sent were cylindrical, and a third of the rectangular boxes contained soap, then how many cylindrical boxes contained soap?

(1) The total number of cylindrical boxes Kimberly sent is 50% greater than the number of rectangular boxes containing almonds she sent.
(2) Kimberly sent 16 rectangular boxes containing almonds.

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goodyear2013 wrote:
Kimberly sent gifts to her friends. For each gift she used either a rectangular gift box or a cylindrical gift box. Each box contains exactly one gift: either a fragrant soap or a pack of spicy roasted almonds. If half of the boxes she sent were cylindrical, and a third of the rectangular boxes contained soap, then how many cylindrical boxes contained soap?

(1) The total number of cylindrical boxes Kimberly sent is 50% greater than the number of rectangular boxes containing almonds she sent.
(2) Kimberly sent 16 rectangular boxes containing almonds.

Make a matrix:
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From above we can find x but not the value of yellow box. Not sufficient.

Hope it's clear.
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20 Apr 2017, 17:50
Bunuel wrote:
goodyear2013 wrote:
Kimberly sent gifts to her friends. For each gift she used either a rectangular gift box or a cylindrical gift box. Each box contains exactly one gift: either a fragrant soap or a pack of spicy roasted almonds. If half of the boxes she sent were cylindrical, and a third of the rectangular boxes contained soap, then how many cylindrical boxes contained soap?

(1) The total number of cylindrical boxes Kimberly sent is 50% greater than the number of rectangular boxes containing almonds she sent.
(2) Kimberly sent 16 rectangular boxes containing almonds.

Make a matrix:
Attachment:
Untitled.png
From above we can find x but not the value of yellow box. Not sufficient.

Hope it's clear.

Using both statements, you can calculate cylindrical boxes containing soap... You made a typo - 16 should be in Almond cylinder box rather than almond total box.

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