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if n =11 mark sold 1 box and Ann sold 9 boxes total 10 < 11



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Bunuel wrote: Mark and Ann together were allocated n boxes of cookies to sell for a club project. Mark sold 10 boxes less than n and Ann sold 2 boxes less than n. If Mark and Ann have each sold at least one box of cookies, but together they have sold less than n boxes, what is the value of n?
A) 11 B) 12 C) 13 D) 14 E) 15 Mary sold n10 boxes. Ann sold n2 boxes. They have each sold at least one box. so n10 is more than or equal to 1. Also n2 is more than or equal to 1 n>= 11 [2nd condition only gives us n>=3. We already have this info when we say n>=11] Now Total boxes are n only. so (n10+n2) < n 2n12 < n n <12 Only value. n = 11 A is the answer.



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Bunuel wrote: Mark and Ann together were allocated n boxes of cookies to sell for a club project. Mark sold 10 boxes less than n and Ann sold 2 boxes less than n. If Mark and Ann have each sold at least one box of cookies, but together they have sold less than n boxes, what is the value of n?
A) 11 B) 12 C) 13 D) 14 E) 15 Quote: Mark and Ann together were allocated n boxes of cookies M + A = n Quote: Mark sold 10 boxes less than n M = n  10 Quote: Ann sold 2 boxes less than n. A = n  2 Quote: Mark and Ann have each sold at least one box of cookies, but together they have sold less than n boxes, what is the value of n M + A = {(n  10) + (n  2) } < n Or, (2n  12) < n Or, n < 11 So, Answer will be (A) 11
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Sorry, I ment the part where
"M + A = {(n  10) + (n  2) } < n Or, (2n  12) < n Or, n < 11"
I understand how 2n12<n is received, but n<11? Is it a typo or am I misunderstanding the concept?
As I see it, it should be 2n12 < n <=> 2n  n < 12 <=> n < 12. Got a little bit confused



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MrBarksdale wrote: Sorry, I ment the part where
"M + A = {(n  10) + (n  2) } < n Or, (2n  12) < n Or, n < 11"
I understand how 2n12<n is received, but n<11? Is it a typo or am I misunderstanding the concept?
As I see it, it should be 2n12 < n <=> 2n  n < 12 <=> n < 12. Got a little bit confused
Its a typo. n < 12 is right. only option A suffices the condition



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Bunuel wrote: Mark and Ann together were allocated n boxes of cookies to sell for a club project. Mark sold 10 boxes less than n and Ann sold 2 boxes less than n. If Mark and Ann have each sold at least one box of cookies, but together they have sold less than n boxes, what is the value of n?
A) 11 B) 12 C) 13 D) 14 E) 15 We are given that Mark sold 10 boxes less than n and Ann sold 2 boxes less than n, and that together they have sold less than n boxes. We can create the following inequality: n  10 + n  2 < n 2n  12 < n n < 12 Answer: A
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I got it wrong. I think that the catch in this question is to realize that it's an inequality problem. If you make an equation out of it, you get 12. Else, if you appropriately decode the question, you set up the inequality and you get that \(n<12\). \(n10+n2=n\\ n10+n2<n\)
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Experts please correct me if I have done this wrongly: Both have sold at least 1 box but together they have sold less than n boxes. 2<=(n10)+(n2)<n 2<=2n12<n 1<=n6<n/2 7<=n<(n+12)/2 I thought that answer would come from: n< (n+12)/2 From the first part of the inequality, we know that n<=7 2n<n+12 n<12 Only one option fits in. (11) My query is can we solve only one part of the inequality like I did above or it will impact the answer? Bunuel it would be great if you could give your view about the solution above.
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Oh my god... it seems that only me don't understand why mark sold n10 and ann sold n2... the title says that mark sold 10 boxes less than n. what does that mean? any expert can told me...



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HHXX wrote: Oh my god... it seems that only me don't understand why mark sold n10 and ann sold n2... the title says that mark sold 10 boxes less than n. what does that mean? any expert can told me... Mark and Ann together were allocated n boxes of cookies to sell for a club project. Mark sold 10 boxes less than n and Ann sold 2 boxes less than n. If Mark and Ann have each sold at least one box of cookies, but together they have sold less than n boxes, what is the value of n?A) 11 B) 12 C) 13 D) 14 E) 15 Stepbystep: 1. Mark sold 10 boxes less than n > Mark sold n  10 boxes; 2. Ann sold 2 boxes less than n > Ann sold n  2 boxes; 3. Mark sold at least one box of cookies: \(n  10 \geq 1\) > \(n \geq 11\); 4. Together they have sold less than n boxes: \((n  10) + (n  2) < n\) > \(n < 12\). Answer: A.
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Hi All, This question can be solved by TESTing THE ANSWERS. There's a great 'logic shortcut' built into this prompt  but you have to pay careful attention to how the question is specifically phrased to catch the shortcut. We're told that Mark sold 10 boxes LESS than N and Ann sold 2 boxes LESS than N. The prompt also states that the TOTAL of those two numbers is also LESS than N. Logicallyspeaking, since that pair of numbers is dependent on the value of N, the way to make the sum of those numbers less than N is to make those two numbers as SMALL as possible. Since we're given 5 possible values for N, we should start with the smallest value and see what happens... IF.... N = 11 boxes Mark = 11  10 = 1 box sold Ann = 11  2 = 9 boxes sold Total = 1 + 9 = 10 boxes sold This matches what we were told, so this MUST be the answer. Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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