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Maria can either buy a basket that contains P pounds of apples for $16.50 or buy p pounds of apples at $0.95 per pound. Does it cost Maria more to buy the basket of apples than to buy p pounds of apples at $0.95 per pound?
I. The basket contains less than 20 pounds of apples
II. It would cost Maria a total of $18.05 to buy p+4 pounds of apples at $0.95 per pound.
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.
Option B is the correct answer.
Statement I is insufficient: Clearly Insufficient. We don’t know the value of p to compare the costs.
Statement II is sufficient: gives us a relationship as (p+4)*0.95 = 18.05. Hence, p*0.95 can be calculated. No need to calculate. The question stem can be answered. Sufficient.
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