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Fishing is Hard

GMAT-IZ2KTG

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This data sufficiency problem consists of a question and two statements, labeled (1) and (2), in which certain data are given. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient for answering the question. Using the data given in the statements, plus your knowledge of mathematics and everyday facts, you must indicate whether:

  • Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.

  • Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.

  • BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.

  • EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.

  • Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

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Robert is becoming increasingly inept at fishing. Each day his motivation decreases, and he catches two fewer fish each day than the previous day. How many fish does Robert catch on the last day of the week (seven days)?

(1) The range of fish he catches over the week is lower than the median.

(2) Robert catches fewer than $21$ fish on any given day.

A

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) ALONE is not.

B

Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) ALONE is not.

C

Statement (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

D

EITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question.

E

Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked - more relevant data is required.