If cage Z contains exactly twice as many lizards as cage Y, which one of the following can be true?

Fortune on January 5 at 06:54AM

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Hello, Please explain this question. I don't get the question and how to get the right answer.

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Emil on January 9 at 02:32AM

If Z has twice as many lizards as Y, we know that z has two and y has one, so we know the following

Y: L S
Z: L L S

There are three more snakes to distribute between y and z, and we know that since the numbers must be even, Z must have either one more or three more, so there are only two possibilities

Y: L S
Z: L L S S S


Y: L S S S
Z: L L S S