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The weights of four packages are 1, 3, 5, and 7 pounds, respectively.
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The weights of four packages are 1, 3, 5, and 7 pounds, respectively. Which of the following CANNOT be the total weight, in pounds, of any combination of the packages? a) 9 b) 10 c) 12 d) 13 e) 14
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carcass wrote: The weights of four packages are 1, 3, 5, and 7 pounds, respectively. Which of the following CANNOT be the total weight, in pounds, of any combination of the packages?
a) 9
b) 10
c) 12
d) 13
e) 14 The total weight of the four packages = 1 + 3 + 5 + 7 = 16 pounds. To get 14 pounds, we should remove a package of 2 pounds or two packages of 1 pound each. Neither is possible, thus the answer is 14 pounds. Answer: E.
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31 May 2017, 00:05
A) 9 is possible as 1+3+5 = 9
B) 10 is possible as 3+7 = 10
C) 12 is possible as 5+7 = 12
D) 13 is possible as 1+5+7 = 13
E) 14 is definitely NOT possible. Anyway, since all others are eliminated, answer must be E



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Hi All, We're told that the weights of four packages are 1, 3, 5, and 7 pounds, respectively. We're asked which of the following CANNOT be the total weight, in pounds, of ANY combination of the packages. This question comes down to basic Arithmetic  and you might find that it's easiest to just 'brute force' the solution (meaning that you should try to add together various combinations of those 4 numbers to get the 4 totals that ARE possible). Answer A: 9 pounds > 1 + 3 + 5 Answer B: 10 pounds > 3 + 7 Answer C: 12 pounds > 5 + 7 Answer D: 13 pounds > 1 + 5 + 7 There's only one answer remaining... Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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carcass wrote: The weights of four packages are 1, 3, 5, and 7 pounds, respectively. Which of the following CANNOT be the total weight, in pounds, of any combination of the packages?
a) 9
b) 10
c) 12
d) 13
e) 14 Let’s examine each answer choice: A) 9 1 + 3 + 5 = 9 B) 10 3 + 7 = 10 C) 12 5 + 7 = 12 D) 13 1 + 5 + 7 = 13 Since we eliminated every other choice, we know at this point that the answer is E. However, let’s evaluate answer choice E for practice: E) 14 We can see that 1 + 5 + 7 = 13 and 3 + 5 + 7 = 15, so it can’t be 14. Answer: E
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