GMAT Practice Question Set #38 (Question 112-114)

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A department manager distributed a number of pens, pencils, and pads among the staff in the department, with each staff member receiving x pens, y pencils, and z pads. How many staff members were in the department?

(1) The numbers of pens, pencils, and pads that each staff member received were in the ratio 2:3:4, respectively.
(2) The manager distributed a total of 18 pens, 27 pencils, and 36 pads.

(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 but neither statement is sufficient alone.

(D)

Each statement alone is sufficient to answer the question.

(E)

Statements 1 and 2 are not sufficient to answer the question asked and additional data is needed to answer the statements.

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