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(2) If the total cost of the dinner had been shared equally by k+1 of then employees who attended the dinner, each of the k + 1 employees would have paid $18. ### Top Member Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 15 Oct 2009 Posted: 329 messages Upvotes: 27 Let C = total cost Let K= number of people sharing cost Let P = per person shared cost Therefore, P = C/K and C = P x K > if we can discover what P and K are, then we know C Statement 1: Indicates that P = 19, therefore C/K = 19 > tells us nothing about C Statement 2: Indicates that P = 18 = C/ (K+1) > also tells us nothing about C Can the statements taken together tell us about C ? Statement 1 can be rearranged as follows: K = C/19 Substitute that into Statement 2: C/(C/19+1)= 18 Rearrange: 19C/(C+19) = 18 19C = 18C + (18*19) Therefore C = 18*19 > Both statements together provide the answer ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10184 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi Sandhya Goud, For future reference, you should make sure to post your questions in the appropriate sub-Forums. Here is a link to the DS Forum: http://www.beatthegmat.com/data-sufficiency-f7.html GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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