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# What is the weight of one of three identical bricks?

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What is the weight of one of three identical bricks?

(1) Two bricks weigh as much as three 6-lb. weights.

(2) Three bricks weigh as much as one brick plus 18 lbs.

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07 Feb 2018, 20:47
We are able to understand from the question stem that the weight
of the three bricks are equal.

Assume the weight of one of the three books be x.

(1) Two bricks weigh as much as three 6-lb. weights.
If 2 bricks weigh as much 3*6lb, 2x = 18 -> x = 9lb
Hence, the weight of one of the bricks is 9lb (Sufficient)

(2) Three bricks weigh as much as one brick plus 18 lbs.
Translating from the statement, we can say 3x = x + 18
Again 3x - x = 2x = 18lb -> x = 9lb (Sufficient - Option D)
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