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Rates and Work: Gods Eating Pie

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INSTRUCTIONS

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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QUESTION

Thor and Odin working together can eat a pie in 20 minutes. Zeus and Athena working together can eat a pie in 12 minutes.

Who can eat a pie the fastest on his/her own?

1) Thor can eat a pie in 30 minutes.
2) Athena can eat a pie is 18 minutes.

A

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

B

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

C

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

D

EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.

E

Statement (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data are needed.