Bunuel wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

What was the final score in a game between Team X and Team Y?

(1) Team X scored 14 more points during the second half of the game than it scored during the first half.

(2) At the end of the first half of the game, the score was tied, but team Y won the game by 4 points.

Kudos for a correct solution.

VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:Question Type: What Is the Value? This question asks for the final score of a game between two teams, X and Y.

Given information from the question stem: This question is seeking a specific value for the final score in game between team X and team Y.

Statement 1: This statement tells you that the first-half score for X + 14 = the Second Half Score for X. This statement is clearly not sufficient as it does not give

you a score for either team X or Team Y. Eliminate choices A and D.

Statement 2: This statement tells you that during the first half the two teams scored equal points but that during the second half team y scored 4 more points. This statement also does not give you any fixed value for the score of X or of Y. Also not sufficient: Eliminate choice B.

Together: Even taken together these two statements do not yield enough information. Neither statement gives you an actual number. Playing Devil’s Advocate, you could simply choose 10 as the number of points each team scored in the first half. Then add 14 points to X’s first-half score to get the second-half score according to Statement 1, so x would score 10+24 = 34 points. Y scored 4 more than X (Statement 2) so that would mean 38 points for Y. But there is no reason why “10” should be the first-half score any more than “20” or “100.” This question allows for an infinite variety of final scores. The information is not sufficient.

The answer is E. I came up with the answer C

1) lets take two half of x scores as X1 & X2

X2 = X1+14

Not Sufficient

2) scores are tied at the end of first half

X1 = Y1

Team Y scored 4 points more than X

Y1 + Y2 = X1 + X2 + 4

this is also not sufficient. But if you combine both

Y1 + Y2 = Y1 + Y1 + 14 + 4

Y1 + Y2 = 18

Final Score of Y is 18.

Sufficient///////

Please correct me if am wrong