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My take is D

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i eliminated a,d,e and then guessed c instead of b. is c correct?
this is one of those questions to think about for one minute and then answer and move on!

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My my...what a question.
I had guessed 'C'...But wasn't confident.
Dana's explanation was good, but mk101's analysis really drove the point home!
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npunhani wrote:
A fantastic insight into the " Dirichlet's box principle "

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Assume 5 trees - every tree has less than five leaves and every tree has at least one. There are four options for the number of leaves to choose from 1,2,3,4 and five trees. Four options/five trees - at least two trees must have the same number.

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sayanchakravarty Just gettin' started!
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C

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Take 5 trees, then the number of leaves = 1,2,3,4 (as # of leaves < 5) and the last tree has one of 1,2,3,4 leaves.

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Sun May 29, 2011 6:01 pm
IMO C

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There are too many answers on this question as well as other daily question. How do I know which one is the right answer. I assume the right answer for this question is C
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If there are more oak trees in Oregon than there are leaves on any one Oregon oak tree, and if every Oregon oak tree has at least one leaf, then __________.

Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

A. the average number of oak leaves per Oregon oak tree must be less than half the number of Oregon oak trees
B. there are fewer leaves on at least one Oregon oak tree than half the number of those trees
C. there must be at least two oak trees in Oregon with the same number of leaves
D. there must be at least as many Oregon oak trees with half as many leaves as the Oregon tree with the most leaves, as there are Oregon oak trees with twice as many leaves as the Oregon oak tree with the fewest leaves
E. there must be more oak trees than any other type of tree in Oregon

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The correct answer is C. Assume five oak trees. there are then four possibilities 1,2,3, or 4 leaves. 5 trees, 4 leaves, two must have the same number.

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I got this correct. Yippie.

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Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:21 pm
IMO C
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If there are more oak trees in Oregon than there are leaves on any one Oregon oak tree, and if every Oregon oak tree has at least one leaf, then __________.

Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

A. the average number of oak leaves per Oregon oak tree must be less than half the number of Oregon oak trees
B. there are fewer leaves on at least one Oregon oak tree than half the number of those trees
C. there must be at least two oak trees in Oregon with the same number of leaves
D. there must be at least as many Oregon oak trees with half as many leaves as the Oregon tree with the most leaves, as there are Oregon oak trees with twice as many leaves as the Oregon oak tree with the fewest leaves
E. there must be more oak trees than any other type of tree in Oregon
no. of oak trees = n
n>m (=max no. of leaves on a tree)
tress have 1,2,3,........m leaves. But as n>m, it means atleast two trees have same no. of leaves.

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Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:11 pm
C.. It was more of a math problem than a verbal one!

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hmm tricky one indeed.

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