What is the minimum number of different salaries earned by the nine partners of the firm?

Angel on May 25, 2019


Just want to understand why it's 7 varied salaries as opposed to 9 being that no information is given to concluded that any two partners earn similar or different salaries. Thanks

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Shunhe on January 7 at 03:36AM

Hi @3scobar14,

If I understand your question correctly, we can't conclude that all the salaries will be different unless the prompt explicitly tells us something like "No two partners have the same salary." In the absence of information, we have to assume that all the options are possible, so if they don't say, the salaries could be the same or different. Hope this helps!