Logical Reasoning - Logical Games - Discussion

Read the below passage carefully and answer the questions:

The government of an island nation is in the process of deciding how to spend its limited income. It has $7 million left in its budget and eight programs to choose among. There is no provision in the constitution to have a surplus, and each program has requested the minimum amount they need; in other words, no program may be partially funded. The programs and their funding requests are:

* Hurricane preparedness: $2.5 million
* Harbor improvements: $1 million
* School music program: $0.5 million
* Senate office building remodeling: $1.5 million
* Agricultural subsidy program: $2 million
* National radio: $0.5 million
* Small business loan program: $3 million
* International airport: $4 million


If the legislature decides to fund the agricultural subsidy program, national radio, and the small business loan program, the only other single program that can be funded is

[A]. hurricane preparedness.
[B]. harbor improvements.
[C]. school music program.
[D]. senate office building remodeling.
[E]. international airport.

Answer: Option D


The total of the three programs (2 million + 0.5 million + 3 million) is 5.5 million. That leaves 1.5 million (7 million - 5.5 million), and the only single program needing that amount is the senate office building remodeling.

Suja said: (May 23, 2015)  
How we choose option D?

Tejas said: (Aug 12, 2016)  
Option D is correct but option B or C is also correct as they require less than 1.5 million. Also, there is no mention of using the whole remaining money.

Devyani said: (Sep 5, 2016)  
Excellent explanation.

Kush Gopalam said: (Dec 7, 2016)  
Three program ($2 + $0.5 + $3) = $5.5.

So $1.5 is remaining &only option D is correct. Beacuse a/c to question only one program can be promoted.

Pratik said: (Mar 22, 2018)  
All options that cost lost than 1.5 million should be correct!

It is Clearly stated in the question, that it is not needed to save $$, but no mention of needing to use all the $$!

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