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Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars

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Data Sufficiency::

Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and toffee, that came in packages of 2 bars each. He handed out 2/3 chocolate bars and 3/5 of the toffee bars. How many packages of chocolate bars did Rasheed buy?

l) Rasheed bought 1 fewer package of chocolate bars than toffee bars.
2) Rasheed handed out the same number of each kind of candy bar.

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Let us assume Rasheed bought \(C\) packages of Chocolate and \(T\) packages of toffee.
Each package has \(2\) Bar.
So Rasheed handed out \(\frac{2}{3}*2C\) Chocolate bars and \(\frac{3}{5}*2T\) toffee bars.
We have to answer "What is value of \(C\) i.e Number of Chocolate package "

1) Rasheed bought 1 fewer package of chocolate bars than toffee bars.
\(T-C=1\)
As we cannot find the value of either \(T\) or \(C\) , So Statement \(1\) alone is insufficient.

2) Rasheed handed out the same number of each kind of candy bar.
\(\frac{2}{3}*2C=\frac{3}{5}*2T\)
\(10C=9T\)
As we cannot find the value of either \(T\) or \(C\) , So Statement \(2\) alone is insufficient.

Combining \((1)\) and \((2)\), we get
\(T-C=1\)....(1)
\(10C=9T; \quad T = \frac{10C}{9}\)....(2)
Putting (2) into (1), we get
\(\frac{10C}{9}-C=1\)
\(C=9\)
Combining \((1)\) and \((2)\), we can get value of \(C\).
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Data Sufficiency::

Rasheed bought two kinds of candy bars, chocolate and toffee, that came in packages of 2 bars each. He handed out 2/3 chocolate bars and 3/5 of the toffee bars. How many packages of chocolate bars did Rasheed buy?

l) Rasheed bought 1 fewer package of chocolate bars than toffee bars.
2) Rasheed handed out the same number of each kind of candy bar.

what's the answer ? I'm getting confused

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