BTGmoderatorLU wrote: ↑Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:51 am

**Source: Manhattan Prep**
How many liters of apple juice were added to the cranberry juice in a certain container?

1) The amount of apple juice that was added was 3/2 times the amount of cranberry juice in the container

2) There were 5 liters of cranberry juice in the container

The OA is

C

**Target question:** **How many liters of apple juice were added to the cranberry juice in a certain container?**
**Let A = number of liters of apple juice added to the cranberry juice**
** Statement 1: The amount of apple juice that was added was 3/2 times the amount of cranberry juice in the container.**
In other words,

A = (3/2)(amount of cranberry juice in the container)

Since we don't know the amount of cranberry juice in the container, we can't find the value of

A
Since we cannot answer the

target question with certainty, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT

** Statement 2: There were 5 liters of cranberry juice in the container.**
No information here about apple juice.

Statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT

** Statements 1 and 2 combined **
Statement 1 tells us that

A = (3/2)(amount of cranberry juice in the container)

Statement 2 tells us that the amount of cranberry juice in the container = 5

So,

A = (3/2)(5) = 15/2 = 7.5

The answer to the target question is

7.5 liters of apple juice were added
Answer: C

Cheers,

Brent