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Total amount collected from an officer for a charity cause was $250.

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Total amount collected from an officer for a charity cause was $250. If each employee contributed either $20 or $25, how many employees contributed $20?

I. The number of employees in the office is 11.
II. The number of employees who gave $25 was 1 more than the number of employees who gave $20.
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Total amount collected from an officer for a charity cause was $250. If each employee contributed either $20 or $25, how many employees contributed $20?

I. The number of employees in the office is 11.
II. The number of employees who gave $25 was 1 more than the number of employees who gave $20.


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Ok, this is an algebraic translation word problem. For DS questions of this time, it is helpful to know that in general if we have n equations for n variables, we have enough information to find the variables.

The information form the question allows us to write a linear equation. Let x be the number of employees who contributed $25 and y be the number of employees who contributed $20 Then 25x + 20y =250. We need 1 more equation to state sufficiency.

(1) The number of employees in the office is 11. We can then write x + y =11. We now have 2 equations with 2 variables, so we can mark sufficient

(2) The number of employees who gave $25 was 1 more than the number of employees who gave $20. WE can then write x=y+1. We now have 2 variables with 2 equations, so we can mark sufficient

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