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Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf
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Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf balls. How many golf balls does Jim have? (1) Jim has 1/3 of the number of golf balls that Wendy has. (2) Pedro has 1/2 of the total number of golf balls. Kudos for a correct solution.
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Re: Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf
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From Statement 1, we can say more than on solution. Hence insufficient.
Jim = 1, Wendy = 3, Pedro=20 Jim = 2, Wendy = 6, Pedro= 16 Jim = 3, Wendy = 9, Pedro= 12 .....
Statement 2 : Says Wendy has 12 golf balls. Clearly insufficient.
From 1) and 2), we can make out that only following solution is possible
Jim = 3, Wendy = 9, Pedro= 12
Hence the answer should be C)



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Re: Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf
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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf balls. How many golf balls does Jim have? (1) Jim has 1/3 of the number of golf balls that Wendy has. (2) Pedro has 1/2 of the total number of golf balls. Kudos for a correct solution.W+J+P=24 J=? (1) J = 1/3(W) 1/3W + W + P = 24 does not provide us with any solution as we have two variables without any values 4/3W + P = 24 Insufficient (2) P = 1/2(24) = 12 W+ J + 12 = 24 >>> W + J = 12 Insufficient (1) & (2) 4/3W = 12 >>> W = 9 , P = 12, J = 3 Sufficient



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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf balls. How many golf balls does Jim have?[/i] The Tough and Tricky header killed my confidence, made it seem like I was overlooking something and wasted a ton of time. \(W + J+ P = 24\\J=\,?\) (1) Jim has \(\frac{1}{3}\) of the number of golf balls that Wendy has.\(J =\frac{1}{3}W\\W = 3J\\4J + P = 24\) Insufficient(2) Pedro has \(\frac{1}{2}\) of the total number of golf balls.\(P = 12\\ J + W = 12\) Insufficient(1+2)\(4J = 12\\J = 3\\W=9\) Sufficient(C) both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
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Re: Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf
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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Word Problems. Wendy, Jim, and Pedro are golfing. Collectively, they have 24 golf balls. How many golf balls does Jim have? (1) Jim has 1/3 of the number of golf balls that Wendy has. (2) Pedro has 1/2 of the total number of golf balls. Kudos for a correct solution.Lets Wendy gets=W balls,Jim gets=J balls and Pedro gets=P balls,So, W+J+P=24 (1) J=\(\frac{W}{3}\),or W=3J,But we don't know the value of "p" to know the value of "J" from above equation, Insufficient(2) P=12 ,but we don't know the value of "W" of the equation W+J+P=24 to get the value of "J", Insufficient
(1)+(2) \(\frac{3J+J+12}{2}\)=24,or \(\frac{4J+12}{2}\)=24 ,or J=9, SufficientCorrect Answer C
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