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# My argument here is that Statement-1 is insufficient here.

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My argument here is that Statement-1 is insufficient here. Though it says that the number of members on the board is 23, the population can be equal to 500,000 also.

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04 Jun 2007, 09:17
If the town had 25 board members, then the population is at least 500,000. Since there arn't 25 board members, we can say the population is less than 500,000.

Thats how I see it.
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04 Jun 2007, 10:38
galt wrote:
If the town had 25 board members, then the population is at least 500,000. Since there arn't 25 board members, we can say the population is less than 500,000.

Thats how I see it.

umm, where is the question? i don't see it...
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Re: DS - Population [#permalink]

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04 Jun 2007, 11:16
A is simple. if there are 25members there are 500K ppl. if you have 23 members you have <500K ppl.
i am more interested to see how would you solve B. (hey i know you do not have to solve it, but show me how you got to the answer that is sufficient.
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05 Jun 2007, 15:50
If there are 51 board members you can determine exactly what the population is.

500000 (for the first 25) + (26 * 30000)
Then you can get the actual current population by dividing this figure by 3. I am not going to do the math , since all that is important here is know how would you derive the solution.
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06 Jun 2007, 19:32
Amit05 wrote:
My argument here is that Statement-1 is insufficient here. Though it says that the number of members on the board is 23, the population can be equal to 500,000 also.

I´d say the problem is not properly worded. Some boards may have the policy to allow a varying number of representatives for a given population range, while others would have more exacting policies.
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07 Jun 2007, 14:19
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r019h wrote:
galt wrote:
If the town had 25 board members, then the population is at least 500,000. Since there arn't 25 board members, we can say the population is less than 500,000.

Thats how I see it.

umm, where is the question? i don't see it...
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07 Jun 2007, 14:33
25 --> representing 500,000 people.
addition 1 --> representing 30,000

is the population less than 25 ?

(1) there were 23 members on the board.
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I really don't see how this can be explained. It's intuitive, common-sense ..
25 members representing the first 500,000 people. There are 23 members --> population has not yet reached the
500,000 limit.

statement 1 is sufficient

(2) if population was 3 times as large, the board would have had 51 members
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51 members --> 25 for the first 500,000
51 - 25 = 26 x 30,000 = 780,000
Total population = 500k + 780k = 1,280,000 /3 < 500,000 for sure

Statement 2 is sufficient

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07 Jun 2007, 17:37
Def. D.

Stmnt 1: we know the population is equal to or less than 500,000 so it is sufficient.

Stmnt 2: No point in showing math, its easy to see how this one is sufficient.

I can see where this can send alarm bells b/c on the GMAT we can't assume anything. We do know that it can't be over 500,000 if there are only 23members. Try it from this angle:

500,000/25=20000 So 1 member represents 20,000 people under the 500,000mark. So 23 would equal:460,000. So yes stmnt 1 is sufficient.
07 Jun 2007, 17:37
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