Discussion :: Logical Games - Type 1 (Q.No.1)
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
|Sindhuja said: (Jan 25, 2011)|
|Why can't the answer be option B when its useful in saving life and in case of emergency ?|
|Srikanth said: (Feb 8, 2011)|
|Yes even I believe the same why can't they spend money for hurricane preparedness.|
|Vinay said: (Jun 26, 2011)|
|The remaining left over fund is just $1 million.
As per question hurricane preparedness needs $2. 5 million, hence option b is wrong.
|Raghava said: (Jun 27, 2011)|
|But here didn't mention remaining is $1million. I didn't get this.|
|Raje said: (Nov 15, 2011)|
|From international airport & agriculture we get 4+2= 6$. if we add it to huricane we get 6 +2.5 =8.5$ . But budget only 7$.
So option A only satisfies with it.
|Rahul said: (Dec 10, 2011)|
|Answer is Harbour improvement, as it is a capital investment, it will bring revenue in future and profits our of that can be utilized in further development.|
|Jeevan said: (Apr 18, 2012)|
|Why not the answer be the option B. It is useful in saving life in the case of emergency.|
|Vida said: (Oct 12, 2012)|
|Option A is more logical looking at the fact on ground i.e 7million dollars.true huricane preparedness is vital but the amount left won't cover it.|
|Sandeep said: (Oct 2, 2013)|
|Actually, In the question there should be a condition given that.
"maximum number of allocations with the amount left. ".
|Mohit Soni said: (Aug 17, 2014)|
|It is mentioned in question that there is only a budget of $7 million, not more than that. So, that's why option (A) fits best for this question.|
|Slazzy said: (Feb 18, 2015)|
|Guys instead of just asking questions upon finding that your option is wrong, simply read the explanation provided above. No offence, but I'm just stating facts.|
|Amjed said: (May 14, 2015)|
|$1 million left. We can choose harbor investment also it costs $1.|
|S.Bhagyalakshmi said: (Aug 5, 2016)|
|Excellent answer and explanation. Helpful to understand.|
|Palindj said: (Jun 28, 2017)|
|I will go with option B.|
|Prafful said: (Sep 10, 2018)|
|I am not getting this. Please explain in a shortcut way.|
|Piyush said: (Aug 27, 2019)|
|Option C should be the right choice as capital expenditure in harbour improvement will ultimately bring more income in coming years.|
|Nishant Kumar said: (Sep 20, 2019)|
|As $7 million is left, and A/q they funds for international airport ($4 million) and agriculture subsidies ($2 million), so they are left with only $1 million. Now according to options:
[A] The school music program and national radio=> $0.5 + $0.5 = $1 million
[B] Hurricane preparedness => $2.5 million
[C] Harbor improvements and the school music program=> $1 + $0.5 = $1.5 million
[D] Small business loan program=> $3 million
[E] National radio and senate office building remodeling=>$0.5 + $1.5 = $2 million
Now they are left with only $1 million, so option A is true.
I hope you all understand.
|Saurav Gupta said: (Jan 6, 2020)|
|Agree, thanks @Sandeep.|
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