This document contains explanations to the 49 hard math problems in Set 1. These explanations are as thorough as possible without writing a dissertation about each question. If the explanation is unclear please speak to your teacher, consult the relevant chapters of your course or contact your local office for help. Hope you fared well on the problems and good luck on your test!
, and making answers (D) and (E) incorrect. Next, a glance at the answers shows that we don\u2019t need to solve the equation, but rather just put it in an exponential for, so the next step is to express the remaining numbers as products of 2\u2019s, 3\u2019s and 5\u2019s. 10 can be
yearly is actually a 3 percent quarterly interest rate. which means that we should have (1.03) not
(1.12), eliminate D and E. Answer D also does not actually do the percent m ore that the problem ask
for it only finds the difference in there amounts after the 2 years.
Alternatively plug in values forx andn and you will find out the facts mentioned above, but that\u2019s a lot of messy work. Statement 1 is sufficient. Keep AD, eliminate BCE. Statement 2 tells us nothing aboutx nor it\u2019s relationship ton . Stating thatn is NOT prime means it could be a vast number of values. Thus Statement 2 is not sufficient.
nothing abouta, thus Statement 2 is insufficient alone. Eliminate B and keep CE. Taken together,
we know thatx is greater than 2, and soa is the product of at least 3 integers (3!). Since a prime
number has only 2 factors,a cannot be prime, and the correct answer is (C).
together we still don\u2019t know if they are taking the same route. Sure, we know the shortest possible distance between Charlie and Chris, but we have no assurance that they are taking the same path. Or maybe there\u2019s no road that goes directly from one place to the other. Or maybe a bridge is out.
I:1x?x , the reciprocal of which is1x . But since it\u2019s not typically acceptable to have radicals in the denominator of a fraction, we need to multiply the fraction by one to get rid of the radical in the denominator:1x?xx?x
100,000. Now we know that every two days 10,000 rats are born and 200,000 die. So every two days the number of rats decreases by 190,000. If the colony has 1 million rats at the end of a certain day, all we need to do is subtract 190,000 everyt w o days until we get less than 100,000.
given the number of sheep that were initially in the flock, or so it seems. Plug in the answers! In the answers we are given choices for the numbers of sheep in the flock all we have to do is try them out until one gives us the right number of distinct groups choosing 4 out of the flock. Start with choice C. If there are 7 sheep in the flock then we need to find out how many ways we can choose 4 of 7 sheep
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