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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## In a certain international contest the winners received only tagged by: AAPL ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## In a certain international contest the winners received only ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Economist GMAT In a certain international contest, the winners received only gold and silver medals. In that contest, France received how many more medals than Spain did? 1) If France were to give Spain half of its gold medals, and Spain was to give France half of its silver medals, then France would have a total of 26 more medals than Spain. 2) If Spain were to give France half of its gold medals, and France was to give Spain half of its silver medals, then Spain would have a total of 22 more medals than France. OA C ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Aug 2016 Posted: 1890 messages Followed by: 30 members Upvotes: 470 AAPL wrote: Economist GMAT In a certain international contest, the winners received only gold and silver medals. In that contest, France received how many more medals than Spain did? 1) If France were to give Spain half of its gold medals, and Spain was to give France half of its silver medals, then France would have a total of 26 more medals than Spain. 2) If Spain were to give France half of its gold medals, and France was to give Spain half of its silver medals, then Spain would have a total of 22 more medals than France. OA C Say The number of gold received by France = x; The number of silver received by France = y; The number of gold received by Spain = a; The number of silver received by Spain = b Thus, total medals received by France = x + y; and total medals received by Spain = a + b We have to get the value of (x + y) - (a + b). Let's take each statement one by one. 1) If France were to give Spain half of its gold medals, and Spain was to give France half of its silver medals, then France would have a total of 26 more medals than Spain. => (x/2 + y + b/2) - (a + x/2 + b/2) = 26 => y - a = 26 ---(1) Insufficient. 2) If Spain were to give France half of its gold medals, and France was to give Spain half of its silver medals, then Spain would have a total of 22 more medals than France. => (a/2 + y/2 + b) - (x + a/2 + y/2) = 22 => x - b = -22 ---(2) Adding (1) and (2), we get (x + y) - (a + b) = 26 - 22 = 4. Sufficient. The correct answer: C Hope this helps! -Jay _________________ Manhattan Review Locations: Manhattan Review Jayanagar | GMAT Prep Jayanagar | GRE Prep Madhapur | Kukatpally GRE Coaching | and many more... Schedule your free consultation with an experienced GMAT Prep Advisor! Click here. • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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