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Madge paid A dollars for R bananas. Dean paid B dollars for S bananas

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Madge paid A dollars for R bananas. Dean paid B dollars for S bananas. Which one of them paid a higher price-per-banana?

1) B > A

2) R > S
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New post 16 Aug 2017, 05:22
The question asks whether A/R>B/S?

Statement 1 alone is insufficient because nothing about R and S is given.

Statement 2 alone is also insufficient because there is no information about A and B.

The two statements combined are sufficient because if you multiply the two inequalities you know that AS>BR because B>A and R>S.

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Madge paid A dollars for R bananas. Dean paid B dollars for S bananas. Which one of them paid a higher price-per-banana?

1) B > A

2) R > S


Madge paid A/R per banana
Dean paid B/S per banana

1) no info about R and S..not sufficient

2) no info about A and B...not sufficient

on combining since B>A and S<R...B/S > A/R..sufficient
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