Question 109

In March 2007, Computers Ltd. made a bundled offer of its Laptops together with Deskjet printers to boost Sales, though both the Laptop and the printer were also available individually. What is the price of the Printer, if purchased separately? Decide whether the information given in the two statements is sufficient to solve the problem.

Statement (1): The bundled offer price was Rs 42,600

Statement (2): The Laptop, without the bundle offer was priced at Rs 39,400

Solution

Understanding the premise of the question, we can infer that the price of the laptop when taken individually is, let's say x and that of the printer is y.ย

But, when taken together under the bundle offer, the price is lesser than (x+y), because of the discount given, let's say a%.

Statement 1 gives us the discounted price of the printer and laptop taken together, i.e.ย $$\ \left(x+y\right)\left(1-\ \frac{\ a}{100}\right)$$

We have three variables and cannot solve this equation.

Statement 2 gives us the value of x. But still, two variables, a and y are unknown.

Even if we use both the statements together, we will have 2 variables and only 1 equation.

Therefore, both statements are insufficient to find the value of y.

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