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 Post subject: Data Sufficiency Q#20Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:04 am

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This question is fairly straightforward, but the arithmetic for equation

52x+ 58y = 492 would be very challenging. In the solution section it says

"Therefore she must have sold 9 lemonades, and since there will only be one combination of small and large lemonades that will work out to 4.92"

My question is that how do you know there is only one combination.
We would still have to work through all of the combinations of x,y between 0-9 to verify if there is only one combination. If there is more than one, then we cannot select B. I dont understand how the person can make the assumption that there is one solution. But to verify it would take a lot of time on the test.

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 Post subject: Re: Data Sufficiency Q#20Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:17 pm

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You can reduce it to 26x + 29y = 246, but it is indeed still challenging. The point of this problem is to be aware that, when integers are involved, that you may not need two equations.

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