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# The label of a soup can is as tall as the can itself. The label has

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The label of a soup can is as tall as the can itself. The label has a gold stripe of width g inches around it. What is the total surface area of the stripe?

(1) The can is 5 inches tall.

(2) g = 0.5

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15 Sep 2018, 19:05
Harshgmat wrote:
The label of a soup can is as tall as the can itself. The label has a gold stripe of width g inches around it. What is the total surface area of the stripe?

(1) The can is 5 inches tall.

(2) g = 0.5

Tricky one...

(1) The can is 5 inches tall.

h = 5

No info on width of stripe or height of stripe

Not Sufficient

(2) g = 0.5

No info on height of the stipe

Not Sufficient

(1) and (2) g = 0.5 and height of the Can = 5

Still no info on the height of the stipe

Not Sufficient

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15 Sep 2018, 19:08
From statement 1:

Only height is given. No info about width of the strip or the radius of the can.
Hence insufficient.

From statement 2:

Only width is given. No info about height or radius of the can.
Hence insufficient.

Hence insufficient.

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15 Sep 2018, 19:17
Afc0892 MikeScarn

Question states - stripe of "g" inches around .........

So once I know the value of g and height of stripe...Can I not calculate the area of rectangle (stripe)?
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15 Sep 2018, 19:20
Harshgmat wrote:
Afc0892 MikeScarn

Question states - stripe of "g" inches around .........

So once I know the value of g and height of stripe...Can I not calculate the area of rectangle (stripe)?

You just know the width of the stripe. No info about the height of the stripe.
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15 Sep 2018, 19:22
Harshgmat wrote:
Afc0892 MikeScarn

Question states - stripe of "g" inches around .........

So once I know the value of g and height of stripe...Can I not calculate the area of rectangle (stripe)?

Not Quite.. This one is tricky. Notice the question says "What is the total surface area of the stripe?"

So we need to know the height of the stripe. Not the height of the label.

Don't beat yourself up, I doubt the real GMAT will have wordplay like this. But it's a good lesson to learn to always read very carefully.
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