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A speciality supermarket sells 320 products. Each of these products was either a cosmetic product or a nutrition product. Each of these products was also either a foreign product or a domestic product. Each of these products had at least one of the two approvals - FDA or EU.

The following facts are also known:

1. There were equal numbers of domestic and foreign products.

2. Half of the domestic products were FDA approved cosmetic products.

3. None of the foreign products had both the approvals, while 60 domestic products had both the approvals.

4. There were 140 nutrition products, half of them were foreign products.

5. There were 200 FDA approved products. 70 of them were foreign products and 120 of them were cosmetic products.

Question 42

Which among the following options best represents the number of domestic cosmetic products that had both the approvals?

Solution

It is given that the total number of products supermarket sells is 320.

cosmetic + nutrition = foreign + domestic = FDA + EU = 320 products

In statement 1, it is given that the number of foreign products is equal to the number of domestic products.

Foreign products = Domestic products = 320/2 = 160

In statement 2, it is given that half of the domestic products were FDA approved cosmetic products, i.e. domestic, cosmetic and FDA = 80

In statement 4, it is given that there were 140 nutrition products, half of them were foreign products. This implies remaining half are domestic.

In statement 5, it is given that there are 200 FDA approved products out of which 70 are foreign products and 120 are cosmetic products.

If 70 are foreign products, remaining 130 should be domestic products. In domestic products, FDA approved cosmetic products are 80. This implies FDA approved nutrition products are 130-80, i.e. 50.

There are 120 FDA approved cosmetic products.

Domestic, cosmetic and FDA approved = 80

This implies, Foreign, cosmetic and FDA approved is 120-80, i.e. 40.

There are 70 FDA approved foreign products.

This implies Foreign, nutrition and FDA approved is 70-40, i.e. 30.

Domestic and Cosmetic = 90

Domestic, comestic and FDA approved = 80

This implies, Domestic, cosmetic and FDA not approved is 90-80, i.e. 10.

Therefore, (domestic, cosmetic and only EU) = 10

Similarly, we get (domestic, nutrition and only EU) = 70-50 = 20

In statement 3, it is given that the number of domestic products which have both the approvals = 60

In the question, it is given that a + c = 60

To find the minimum value of a, we need to maximise c.

Maximum value c can take is 50

Therefore, minimum value of a is 60-50, i.e. 10.

To find the maximum value of a, we need to minimise c.

Maximum value c can take is 0.

Therefore, maximum value of a is 60-0, i.e. 60.

a is minimum:

a is maximum:

Therefore, the number of domestic cosmetic products that had both the approvals is at least 10 and at most 60.

The answer is option A.

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