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# On a certain fishing boat that catches tuna, wheeled carts

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On a certain fishing boat that catches tuna, wheeled carts are used to move the fish around the deck. If a cart can hold 1,600 lbs of fish, what is the maximum number of tuna that can be put in one cart?

(1) A tuna will slip through the net and not get caught unless it weighs over 5 lbs.

(2) A net full of tuna, which is 100 fish, weighs on average 800 lbs

Originally posted by xyztroy on 08 Mar 2010, 20:41.
Last edited by Bunuel on 07 Nov 2013, 00:17, edited 1 time in total.
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08 Mar 2010, 22:45
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min is 5 lb so 1600/5 givesn maximum
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09 Mar 2010, 00:29
IMO A ... OA pls

W = n*m where n = number of fish , m =weight of fish

n = W/m is max when m is minimum as W is constant.

Thus 1 is sufficient.

statement 2 gives average weight , does not give any indication of minimum weight of fish..Thus insufficient.
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10 Mar 2010, 07:28
OA is A...thanks for the explanation...I think I did not understand the question clearly.
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10 Mar 2010, 20:27
From equilbrium strategy, minimum of one thing needs maximum of other thing to balance.

In statement 1, the minimum weight of tuna is mentioned. So it needs maximum count of tuna to balance.

Statement 2 provides the range.

Hence A.
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06 Nov 2013, 22:51
Statement 1: We know that at minimum fish should weigh more than 5. But 5.1, 5.001, give different number of fish in the cart. Can we say that it is enough?
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07 Nov 2013, 00:21
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Statement 1: We know that at minimum fish should weigh more than 5. But 5.1, 5.001, give different number of fish in the cart. Can we say that it is enough?

Yes, we can.

On a certain fishing boat that catches tuna, wheeled carts are used to move the fish around the deck. If a cart can hold 1,600 lbs of fish, what is the maximum number of tuna that can be put in one cart?

(1) A tuna will slip through the net and not get caught unless it weighs over 5 lbs --> 1600/5 = 320. Since the weight must be over 5 lbs, then the maximum number of tuna that can be put in one cart is 319. Sufficient.

(2) A net full of tuna, which is 100 fish, weighs on average 800 lbs. Clearly insufficient.

Hope it's clear.
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