Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Data Sufficiency; #102 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Data Sufficiency; #102

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What is the number of cans that

What is the number of cans that can be packed in a certain carton?

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Gravatar Mike McGarry, Magoosh Tutor

Jan 4, 2014 • Comment

Imran Manji

What information would we need to make the combination of statements 1 & 2 sufficient?

Nov 16, 2015 • Reply

Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Imran :)
We need information about the dimensions of both the cans and the carton. Statement 1 provides information about the dimensions of the cans, while Statement 2 simply provides the total volume. As mentioned in the explanation video, we do not have sufficient information to solve the problem, because the number of cans that fit in the carton depend on the dimensions of the latter. What we need, therefore, are the dimensions of the carton. We could be given two dimensions and the total volume or the three dimensions. Also, we are assuming that the cans are cylindrical and the carton rectangular. While this assumption are reasonable, the most complete set of information would include not only the dimensions but also the shape of the carton.
Hope this helps!

Nov 20, 2015 • Reply

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