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St 1: Sufficient: Substitute S=2 in 25+19+n=2, Value of n can be found out from this linear equation. St 2: Sufficient: Substitute s=n/4 in 25+19+n=n/4, Value of n can be found out from this linear equation. Hence Answer D
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Reducing Stem we get n = s + 6 1) s=2> n=8 > Sufficient 2) s=n/4 >Sufficient Answer D
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IMO D.. each statement alone is sufficient



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What is the value of n in the equation  25 + 19 + n = s ? If we have s known then, we can easily find n. (1) s = 2sufficient (2) n/s = 4 => s=n/4sufficient Answer : D
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Bunuel wrote: SOLUTION
What is the value of n in the equation  25 + 19 + n = s ?
(1) s = 2 >  25 + 19 + n = 2. We have a linear equation with one unknown, hence we can solve for it. Sufficient. (2) n/s = 4 > s=n/4 >  25 + 19 + n = n/4. We have a linear equation with one unknown, hence we can solve for it. Sufficient.
Answer: D.
Kudos points given to everyone with correct solution. Let me know if I missed someone. D straight Bunuel but could someone think about n/s=4 that n and s can be both positive or negative ?? 16/4 = 4 or 16/4 = 4 so is not safely to cross multiply S ?? or this concern regards questions in which < or > are involved ??' Thanks
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carcass wrote: Bunuel wrote: SOLUTION
What is the value of n in the equation  25 + 19 + n = s ?
(1) s = 2 >  25 + 19 + n = 2. We have a linear equation with one unknown, hence we can solve for it. Sufficient. (2) n/s = 4 > s=n/4 >  25 + 19 + n = n/4. We have a linear equation with one unknown, hence we can solve for it. Sufficient.
Answer: D.
Kudos points given to everyone with correct solution. Let me know if I missed someone. D straight Bunuel but could someone think about n/s=4 that n and s can be both positive or negative ?? 16/4 = 4 or 16/4 = 4 so is not safely to cross multiply S ?? or this concern regards questions in which < or > are involved ??' Thanks You should be concerned about the signs only with inequalities. For equations you can safely crossmultiply.
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1)n6=2 .. sufficient 2)n/4=s or,n6=n/4  sufficient. so answer is D
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hello, for statement (2), what if
n=4 and s=1
then 25 + 19 + 4 = 2 but s=1 NOT GOOD
also consider if n=8 and s=2
then 25 + 19 + 8 = 2 and s = 2 GOOD
since it is possible to pick different sets of numbers that yield conflicting answers, shouldn't this statement alone be insufficient? (refer to OG13 DS#41 for comparison)



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fameatop wrote: Reducing Stem we get n = s + 6 1) s=2> n=8 > Sufficient 2) s=n/4 >Sufficient
Answer D For the second statement: I know I should stop after knowing that it's a linearwith one unknown, I'm rusty on my math, how does this become I get this, N/S=4 S=4N (multiply each side) (lost in this step) I did the following N=S+6 N=4N+6 3N=6 3 3 N=2, (should be positive) Not sure how I got a negative, I guessed correctly, the second time i worked the problem. I'm not sure how the MGMAT guide states that the number becomes S=1/4N, maybe so it's not negative, it's placed with a fraction? Can someone refresh me with that concept. thanks.



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selfishmofo wrote: fameatop wrote: Reducing Stem we get n = s + 6 1) s=2> n=8 > Sufficient 2) s=n/4 >Sufficient
Answer D For the second statement: I know I should stop after knowing that it's a linearwith one unknown, I'm rusty on my math, how does this become I get this, N/S=4 S=4N (multiply each side) (lost in this step) I did the following N=S+6 N=4N+6 3N=6 3 3 N=2, (should be positive) Not sure how I got a negative, I guessed correctly, the second time i worked the problem. I'm not sure how the MGMAT guide states that the number becomes S=1/4N, maybe so it's not negative, it's placed with a fraction? Can someone refresh me with that concept. thanks. Not sure I understand everything in your post but n/s = 4 means n = 4s (multiply both sides by s) not s = 4n. Hope it helps.
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Bunuel wrote: selfishmofo wrote: fameatop wrote: Reducing Stem we get n = s + 6 1) s=2> n=8 > Sufficient 2) s=n/4 >Sufficient
Answer D For the second statement: I know I should stop after knowing that it's a linearwith one unknown, I'm rusty on my math, how does this become I get this, N/S=4 S=4N (multiply each side) (lost in this step) I did the following N=S+6 N=4N+6 3N=6 3 3 N=2, (should be positive) Not sure how I got a negative, I guessed correctly, the second time i worked the problem. I'm not sure how the MGMAT guide states that the number becomes S=1/4N, maybe so it's not negative, it's placed with a fraction? Can someone refresh me with that concept. thanks. Not sure I understand everything in your post but n/s = 4 means n = 4s (multiply both sides by s) not s = 4n. Hope it helps. I'm not sure how the MGMAT guide states that the number becomes S=1/4N, maybe so it's not negative, it's placed with a fraction? Can someone refresh me with that concept. Thank you for the other concept, I missed that small detail in trying to explain the problem.



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selfishmofo wrote: Bunuel wrote: selfishmofo wrote: For the second statement: I know I should stop after knowing that it's a linearwith one unknown, I'm rusty on my math, how does this become I get this, N/S=4 S=4N (multiply each side) (lost in this step) I did the following N=S+6 N=4N+6 3N=6 3 3 N=2, (should be positive) Not sure how I got a negative, I guessed correctly, the second time i worked the problem. I'm not sure how the MGMAT guide states that the number becomes S=1/4N, maybe so it's not negative, it's placed with a fraction? Can someone refresh me with that concept. thanks. Not sure I understand everything in your post but n/s = 4 means n = 4s (multiply both sides by s) not s = 4n. Hope it helps. I'm not sure how the MGMAT guide states that the number becomes S=1/4N, maybe so it's not negative, it's placed with a fraction? Can someone refresh me with that concept. Thank you for the other concept, I missed that small detail in trying to explain the problem. \(n = 4s\) > \(s = \frac{n}{4}\) or \(\frac{1}{4}*n\) (it's not \(\frac{1}{4n}\)).
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