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# Vanda's butcher shop sells packages of ground turkey and

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31 Jul 2011, 04:22
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Vanda's butcher shop sells packages of ground turkey and ground beef. Is the price for a pound of ground turkey less than that for a pound of ground beef?

(1) The price for a package of ground turkey is 30% greater than the price for a package of ground beef.
(2) A package of ground turkey weighs 25% more than a package of ground beef.
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31 Jul 2011, 05:46
Hi,

I chose C.

statement 1: the price of the package of turkey is 30% mores than P of beef. The question ask for the bound price. we don't know yet the number of bounds in the package. insufficient.

statement 2: it explain the different amount of bounds in each package statement 2 alone is insufficient.

if we combine them together. we know that
( picking numbers )

1 package of turkey= 125 bound......1 package of beef= 100 bound. if we chose the price as 1 dollar for each bound then the beef package = 100 dollars.
turkey package= .30*100=130 dollars. i.e. the price in dollar/ bound= 130 dollars/125=1.04 dollars/bound.

choice C.

Hope I got the correct answer.

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01 Aug 2011, 00:07
OK, And I understand.

Haifa wrote:
Hi,

I chose C.

statement 1: the price of the package of turkey is 30% mores than P of beef. The question ask for the bound price. we don't know yet the number of bounds in the package. insufficient.

statement 2: it explain the different amount of bounds in each package statement 2 alone is insufficient.

if we combine them together. we know that
( picking numbers )

1 package of turkey= 125 bound......1 package of beef= 100 bound. if we chose the price as 1 dollar for each bound then the beef package = 100 dollars.
turkey package= .30*100=130 dollars. i.e. the price in dollar/ bound= 130 dollars/125=1.04 dollars/bound.

choice C.

Hope I got the correct answer.

Thanks for sharing.
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01 Aug 2011, 03:46
Hi Everyone,

I think its E because we cannot assume that Price of 1pound=1 rupee

Neither a nor B is sufficient

Please correct me if i am wrong
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01 Aug 2011, 05:21
Actually I think it's "C":

Haifa perfectly explained why the answer needs to be "C". But maybe it helps just to built a second example with plugging in different numbers then Haifa did.

Let's assume that the price for one package of ham is 200 dollars. Because of Statement 1) we know that the price for one package of turkey is 30% more than for one package of ham.

1 package of ham = 200
--> 1 package of turkey = 260

Let's assume that one package of ham contains 100 pounds (price per pound = 200/100 = 2 dollar).
We also know that one package of turkey contains 25% more then one package of ham (100 * 1,25 = 125).

With those informations we're able to calculate the assumed prices for 1 pound of turkey and 1 pound of ham:

HAM: 200 dollar / 100 pounds = 2.00 dollar / pound

TURKEY: 260 dollar / 125 pounds = 2.08 dollar / pound

You can try this with every number as long as you take into account the given percentages from statement 1 or 2. So in this case we do not really need to know what the price of a package of turkey or ham is and we also do not need to know the weights of each package.
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01 Aug 2011, 10:57

1. Not sufficient

a package is very vague.

Given- price of a package of turkey is 30% greater than price of a package of turkey.

But does this mean 3lb package turkey price is 30% is greater than 1lb turkey package price or

this means 1lb package turkey price is 30% is greater than 1lb turkey package price?

Hence this is not sufficient.

2. Not sufficient

all we have info weight of each package. not enough to compare the prices.

together , Sufficient

we know the weight of each package . we also know the price of each package. this is enough to calculate price/lb of each category.

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01 Aug 2011, 23:06
Thanks for sharing the solution i got the answer

Kudos to everyone
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