Stores L and M each sell a certain product at a different regular price. If both stores discount their regular price of the product, is the discount price at Store M less than the discount price at Store L?
1. At Store L the discount price is 10 percent less than the regular price; at Store M the discount price is 15 percent less than the regular price.
2. At Store L the discount price is $5 less than the regular store price; at Store M the discount price is $6 less than the regular price.
A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are not sufficient.
Correct Answer: C
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