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Rates of Painting Statues

GMAT-716C7L

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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Adam and Annie are statue painters and are proud of the fact that they together can paint three statues in seven hours. One day, Adam suddenly leaves and Annie hires Zach to be her replacement painting partner.

Is it possible that Annie and Zach can paint three statues in seven hours?

(1) Annie paints no slower than Adam, and Zach paints at least as fast as Annie.

(2) Zach paints no slower than Adam, and Annie paints at least as fast as Zach.

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.