A shipment of 70

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A shipment of 70

by madhur_ahuja » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:04 am
A shipment of 70 items is to be divided into three lots. How many pieces are in the largest of the three lots ?

1. The number of items in the largest lot is equal to the sum of number of items in the other two lots.

2. The smallest lot contains 10 items.

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by cubicle_bound_misfit » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:13 am
IMO it is A.

as stmt 1 can only be satisfied when

largest lot has 35 items.

any other way it is not possible.

Stmt 2. smallest one having 10 can lead to multiple situation

i.e 10+20+40

or 10+15+45 etc hence Insuff


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by gmat_dest » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:22 am
(A) is sufficient.

70 = Largest + (sum of Other 2 numbers)

its given that largest = sum of other 2 numbers

Hence, you can find out largest.

(B) gives only smallest. So, we can't find out largest.