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What is the value of b + c? (1) ab + cd + ac + bd = 6 (2) a + d = 4

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What is the value of b + c?

(1) ab + cd + ac + bd = 6
Four variables, so we will not get our answer but let's simplify the equation..
\(ab+cd+ac+bd=6..........ab+ac+cd+bd=6.........a(b+c)+d (b+c)=6.........(a+d)(b+c)=6\)
Insufficient

(2) a + d = 4
Clearly insufficient

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\((a+d)(b+c)=6\)
So if a+d=4, 4*(c+b)=6......c+b=6/4=3/2
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What is the value of b + c?

(1) ab + cd + ac + bd = 6
(2) a + d = 4


Question: b+c = ?

Statement 1: ab + cd + ac + bd = 6
i.e. (a+d)*(b+c)=6
NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: a + d = 4
NOT SUFFICIENT

Combining the two statements
(a+d)*(b+c)=6
i.e. b+c = 6/4
SUFFICIENT

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