# Logical Reasoning - Logical Games - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Logical Games - Type 1 (Q.No. 1)
Directions to Solve

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
* Small business loan program: \$3 million
* International airport: \$4 million

1.
Senators from urban areas are very concerned about assuring that there will be funding for a new international airport. Senators from rural areas refuse to fund anything until money for agricultural subsidies is appropriated. If the legislature funds these two programs, on which of the following could they spend the rest of the money?
the school music program and national radio
hurricane preparedness
harbor improvements and the school music program
national radio and senate office building remodeling
Explanation:
The total cost of the school music program and national radio is \$1 million, the amount left after the international airport and agricultural subsidies are funded.
International airport + Agricultural subsidy program
\$4 million + \$2 million = \$6 million
school music program and national radio is \$1 million.
Hence, Total \$7 million.
Discussion:
20 comments Page 1 of 2.

Zdenek Micke said:   1 year ago
The international airport request is \$4 million, and the agricultural subsidy program is \$2 million.

Together, these two programs use \$6 million of the \$7 million budget, leaving \$1 million for the other six programs. Since no program can be partially funded, the remaining \$1 million must be allocated to a single program.

Therefore, the legislature could fund harbor improvements for \$1 million, leaving the other five programs unfunded. The answer is harbor improvements.

The total cost of the international airport and agricultural subsidy program is \$6 million, leaving \$1 million for the school music program and national radio.

Therefore, the legislature could spend the rest of the money on option A: the school music program and national radio.
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Nallish said:   2 years ago
In the main passage clearly defined we cannot partially spend on projects so left over 1m dollars will go with music program 0.5 M dollars and national radio 0.5M dollars in total 1M dollars
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Saurav gupta said:   5 years ago
Agree, thanks @Sandeep.
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Nishant Kumar said:   5 years ago
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.
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Piyush said:   5 years ago
Option C should be the right choice as capital expenditure in harbour improvement will ultimately bring more income in coming years.

Prafful said:   6 years ago
I am not getting this. Please explain in a shortcut way.

Palindj said:   7 years ago
I will go with option B.

S.bhagyalakshmi said:   8 years ago