Question 11

There were 'x' pigeons and 'y' mynahs in a cage. One fine morning, 'p' birds escaped to freedom. The bird-keeper, knowing only that p = 7, was able to figure out without looking into the cage that at least one pigeon had escaped. Which of the following does not represent a possible (x,y) pair?


If the number of mynahs is 7 or more and if 7 birds escaped, there is a possibility that no pigeon escaped. But the bird-keeper was able to conclude that atleast one pigeon escaped. So, the number of mynahs is less than 7.

From the options, we can see that only option a) violates this condition.

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