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Salary of an Experienced Employee

GMAT-SU3VXJ

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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You are hiring four customer service representatives in your office. Three have no experience. The one employee you are hiring with previous experience has a higher salary than the other three representatives. How much money does the employee with experience make per hour?

(1) The experienced employee makes $\$5$ more per hour than the other three employees.

(2) The average hourly wage of the four employees is $\$16.25$ per hour.

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.