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1).d=c+8 2).d=1.2c Discussion Link Discussion Link2 163. Is X^3>y^2 1). y=x^2 2). x>x^2 Discussion Link 164. Two people are working on a equation x^2+bx+c=0, the first people get two results x1=... and x2=..., but the numbers are incorrect, they are the result for x^2+bx+d=0; the other people get two results x1=... and x2=...,but the numbers are incorrect, they are the result for x^2+ex+c=0. What is the correct solution of equation x^2+bx+c=0? Discussion Link

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165. Given 452*37*16, add 1 to which one of the 7 digits will increase the value of the product by less than 1000? Discussion Link 166. Is x greater than 13/11? 1). X>1.182 2). X<1.19 Discussion Link 167. y is not zero, is (2^x/y)^x<1? 1). x>y 2). y< 0 Discussion Link 168. X+Y = 1; X^2 + Y^2 = 3, XY=? Discussion Link 169. A certain number of products A were sold out and the total cost was 5 percent of the sales value plus $100,000. If the sales made a profit, is the number the products greater than 21,000? 1). The total sales value is $110,000 2). The price of the product is $5 Answer: 5X > 100,000 + 0.05*5X => X > 100,000/4.75 > 21,000, answer is b. Discussion Link

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12. 95.If x and y are positive integers, (x+2)/(y+3)>(y+2)/(x+3)? 1) x*y=2 2) x>y From I, we only get a quadratic equation and we cannot solve that. From II, yes we can calculate. Plugin!! Answer: B 96.The range of the male in a team is 14 inches, and the range of the female in the team is 12 inches, what is the range of the team? 1) The shortest of the man is three inches more than the tallest woman. 2) The tallest man is 75 inches From I, .. the sequnce is.. all the girls.. and then all the boys. Hence, the range adds up, which is 28. From II, No it is not possible. Hence, A. Answer: A 97.What is the average of x, y, and z? 1) The average of x and y is 4 2) The average of y and z is 6 & amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; amp; nbsp; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; From I, it is not possible to determine the avg of all the three numbers. Z is missin. From II, same as I. From I and II, not possible, since even the addition does not help. Answer: E 98.The line k pass the two points (-4,-2) and (4,6) ,which line is perpendicular to line k and intersect in the point (4,6)? a, x-y-10=0 b, x+y-10=0 c, x+y-2=0 Firstly, if a line intersects at one of the point above, the point should satisfy the eqn. Only B does that. Also, the slope is -1 for the perpendicular line. Answer: B 99.15% of all trees planted in the F and not flowered.40 percent of trees planted in the F are flowered. What is the percent of trees planted in the F? a, 55% b,25% Answer: B all trees=t, In F tree=f,and then not flowered in F=0.15t,flowered in F=0.4f ¨¤ 0.15t=0.06f, 0.06f:0.4f=0.15t:x, x=0.1, 0.1+0.15=0.25=25% I think what it's trying to say is: out of all trees planted WHICH DID NOT FLOWERED, trees in F which did not flower count as 15% OF THOSE; and 40% of F trees flowered, so what % is the number of trees planted in F overall? So 15% / 60% = 25% 100.On a certain road, 10 percent of the motorists exceed the posted speed limit and receive speeding tickets, but 20% of the motorists who exceed the posted speed limit do not receive speeding tickets. What percent of the motorists on that road exceed the posted speed limit? consider the number of motorists as 100. 10% = 10. They speed over and receive tickets. Also, 20% of these ppl exceed speed limit but no ticket

101.What is the tens' digit and the units' digit of 123456789^2? Answer: 21 123456789^2=(123456700+89)^2-->89^2 102. Country Chile Haiti China Japan American GBR Canada Luxemburg France Per capita 67 40 28 405 102 102 & ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;nbs p; 268 334 & ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;nbs p; &nb sp; 554 water con -sumption According the table shown above, which of the following is right? I. Japan is more than 10 times of Haiti II. The median of last five countries is 102 III. The per capita water consumption of china and Haiti is 34 I. Yes 405 > 10*40 II Wrong... III Wrong.. Answer: Only I. Is right 103.If x, y and a are numbers, is x > y? 1) x + a > x - a; 2) ax > ay; Clearly, from I, 2a > 0 or a > 0 From II, x > y, if a> 0. Hence, combining both the statements, C. Answer : C 104.If d1, d2, d3, d4 are four different integers, whether is 0.d1d2+0.d3d4 greater than 1? 1) The least number is 4 2) (0.d1d2)(0.d3d4)>0.5 From I, If 4 is the least number, the sum will definetly cross 1. Hence is suffcient. From II, yes, we can determine that the sum is greater than 1. For the product to exceed 0.5, the individual numbers should be atleast >0.6 Hence, the result is D. 105.n+k=0? 1) nk=0 2) n-k=0 From I, we cannot determine the sume. From II, we still cannot determine.

From I and II, yes we can determine. (nk)^2 + 4*nk. Hence, C. 106.If the product of the three digits of a three-digit number is 144, what is the tens' digit of the least such number? Represent 144 in single digits as 2*9*8. Hence, the least number has to be 289. Answer: 8

107.If N is an even number and E is an odd number, which of the following cannot be an integer? A. N/E B. E/N C. N/(E+1) D. (N-1)/E E. (N+2)/(E-1) Division of an Odd number by an even number is not possible. Answer: B 108.If six people are to be divided to three groups, each of which contains two people, how many was are possible? 109.O is the centre of a circle in a coordinate. The distance between O and axis-x is greater than or equal to L, the distance between O and axis-y is M. Does the circle intercept with axis-x? 1) L>M 2) It intercept with axis-y From I, Not possible. No references to L and M. from II, Not Possible. Only the reference to M is known. From I and II, Not possible, since the distance to x-axis is not known. hence, E. 110.Someone cost x for something and the sell price is 10% more than x and final sold price is 10% less than sell price. What is percent difference from sold price to x? let the cost price = 100. 10% more = 110. 10% less on it = 99. hence percentage difference = 1 %. 111.A and B use x hour to finish 1000 units and A use 5/3 x hour to finish 1000 units and how many hours, in x, will B use to finish 1000 units?

3/5x + 1/B = 1/x. 1/B = 1/x - 3/5x = 2/5x. takes 5x/2 hrs. 112.99999^2-1^2=? Answer 10^5(10^5-2) (a-b)(a+b) 113.Water is pumping into a cylinder container at the rate of 1cube meter per minute. If the water level rises one meter per minute, what is the area of the bottom? Since, the volume that flows in = 1cu.m, and height rise is 1meter. the surca area of the bottom = 1 m.sq 114.One thing cut into 3 pieces, one have length of ... and other have length of ..., ask the fraction of the longest one v.s. the shortest one. 115.The four sides of a parallelogram have the same length. What¡¯s the length of one of the diagonals? 1) The side length is 2 2) The length of another diagonal is 2 From I, we do not know if the parallelogram is a rhombus or square. From II, same as I. From I and II, yes we can find out the lenght of the rhombus . 2^2 = 0.5*2 * D. D= 4 Answer: C 116.There are 10, 20, and 30 students in class P, Q and R, respectively. In a certain test, the average score of the students in the class P, Q, and R are 79, 85, and 91, respectively. What's the average score of the total students? 10 *79 + 20 * 85 + 30 * 91 / 60 Answer: 87 117.Which of the 1/x, x and x^2 is the least? 1) x>0 2) x<1 From I , we cannot determine. Since, the fractional value and the integral values do not concur. From II, -ve integers and their fractional values also have to be taken into acc. From I and II, yes we can safely assume that they are fractional value and X is the least.

Answer: C 118.A and B need three hours and six hour to finish a certain work, respectively. How many hours will it take for them to finish half of the work together? 1/3 + 1/6 = 3/6 = 1/2 , 2 hours Answer: two hours 119.The function T=8h-3t represents the increased amount of the water in a certain container, where h is the inputting time and t is the outputting time during one day, in minute. What's the inputting time in a certain day? 1) The increased amount of water is 200 2) In the day, outputting time is 20 minutes From I or II, we will have two unknowns in the eqn , hence cannot solve. With both I and II, we can determine the value. Answer: C 120.A sequence is such that, T(n+1)=Tn/2, then T5=? 1)T3=1/4 2) T1-T5=15/16 From I, yes, we can determine the the value of T5. that is t4 = 1/8 and t5 = 1/16. From II, also we can determine the value of t5, just by replacing T5 successively by the equation. t1 - t5=> t1 - t4/2 => t1 - t3/4.. and so on.. Answer: D 121.During 90 days, a certain beach sold tickets to the tourists. There are two kinds of tickets, daily ticket is $5 each and the seasonal ticket is $200 each. If the total amount of the revenue on the tickets is $11,000,000, how many seasonal tickets had been sold? 1) ... 2) A number of ... daily tickets had been sold. Answer: D 122.If n=3k, is k an integer? 1) n is an integer 2) n/6 is an integer From I , it is not possible. N can also be a prime number and so on.

From II, yes, we can determine. It says that n/6 is an integer. Hence, n/3 is also an integer. Answer: B 123.If x and y are positive, then (x^1/n*y^1/n)^n=? Answer: xy 124.Letters A, B, C, C and D are used to compose a code, such as ABCCD, ABCDC. How many ways are possible that between two letters C, there are at least one another letter? 12, 24, 36, 48, ... 120 ! / 2 ! Answer: 36 a, b, c, c, d: first get the combo. Between a b d => 3!, then x a x b x d x, then pick two out these four blank spots to insert c: Thus p(3, 3) * c(4, 2) = 6 * 6 = 36 125.DS: what is the average of a, b, and c? 1) a + b + 3c = 17; 2) a + b - c = 1; Answer: C Let (a+b+c)/3=v(average ), then 3v+2c=17, 3v-2c=1, v=3 126.DS: a number x = 5*(10^n) + m, m and n are positive integers and x / 3 has remainder r, what is r? 1) n = 5 2) m = 1 Consider this part of the equation, 5 * (10 ^ n ). this will always lead to 50, 500.. and so on. Hence, From II, the addition of 1 to 50, 500 or ... will lead to 51,501... From the divisibility rule, the numbers are divisible by 3. Answer: B 127.Machine M can finish a job in 12 hours by itself; if machine M finishes 2/3 of the same job, and then machine N, whose work rate is 1/10 of that of machine M finishes the rest of the job, what is the total amount of time that took these two machines to finish the job? Answer: 48 Let the rate of M to be 1/12, then rate of N, (1/12)*(1/10)=1/120 (2/3) / (1/12)+ (1/3) / (1/120)=48hr

128.Is x > y? 1) x^2 > y^2 2) y - y^2 > 0 From I, we cannot determine the sign on the variables. Hence, not possible. From II, we cannot determine if Y is positive or not. From I and II, still not possible. Answer: E 129.If x, y, a are numbers, is x > y? 1) x + a > x - a 2) ax > ay Answer: C 1) x + a > x - a => 2a > 0 = > a > 0; 2) ax > ay => x > y if a > 0, x < y if a < 0; 1) and 2) together gives you x > y since 1) tells u a > 0 130.Some girl is buying apples and oranges; apples costs $0.4 a piece, where orange costs $0.6 a piece; if the girl bought 10 of apples and oranges, and the average cost is 56 cents, how many oranges does she have to put back in order to have an average cost of 52 cents for the remaining fruits? 0.4 ( x) + 0.6 ( 10 -x) / 10 = .56; -0.2x + 6 = 5.6;x = 2. Now, 0.4 * 2 + 0.6 (8-x)/10 -x = 0.52; 0.8 + 4.8 -0.6x = 5.2 - 0.52x; 0.4 = 0.08x; x = 5 Answer: 5 131.A guy sent an order of sofas and loveseats, if the total cost was $3800, how many sofas did he buy? 1) One sofa costs $800 and one loveseat costs $300. 2) There was more than one sofa in the order. Not sure of the answer. From I alone we can determine the answer, becuase without involving both the terms the sum does not end up to 3800. My answer : A. Given Answer: C 132.A tax of 6 percent is charged to adult clothing, and no tax is charged for kids clothing, if a dude bought $149.00 of clothing, how much did he spend on kids

clothing? 1) The kids clothing cost 43 dollars more than adults clothing 2) If the same percent of tax is charged for kids clothing, the total would be ... Answer: D 1) Let k denote how much he spent on kids clothing, and a be how much he spent on adult clothing, then 1) gives the following: k + 1.06a = 149 k - 1.06a = 43 => 2k = 192 => k = 96 2) k + 1.06a=149, 1.06k+1.06a=... 133.Two squares x and y, what's the ratio of the perimeter of x to the perimeter of y 1) One side of x is a diagonal of y 2) The ratio of one side of x to one side of y is square root of 2 From I, we know that if side of square is x. the diagonal is x*root2. Hence, we can determine the ratio. From II, yes we can determine. Answer: D 134.You have a rectangle of size 15 feet by 12 feet, if we want to fit it with squares with a side of 9 inches, how many we can fit in such rectangle? (1 foot = 12 inches) Answer: 320, (15*12)*(12*12)/9*9=20*16 135.Someone invested at annual interest rate r, compound quarterly. What's the value of r? 1) At the end of the year, the amount of the interest is between $800 and $850. 2) The interest earned in the second quarter is $4 more than that in the first quarter. From I, it is not possible to determine the value of r. From II, we cannot find out the rate, since we do not know the principle amnt. My Answer : E Given Answer: B 136.One apple is 40 cents, and one orange is 60 cents. Now J bought total 10 apples and oranges and the average mean is 56 cent. If J wants to keep the average mean 52c, how many oranges should be taken out? My answer is 5. 137.Yesterday each of the 35 members of a certain task force spent some time

working on project P. The graph shows the number of hours and the number of members who spent that number of hours working on project P yesterday. What was the median number of hours that the members of the task force spent working on project P yesterday? A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5 E. 6 Answer: E 138.A sum of $1000 was invested at the R percent semi-annual interest, compounded. If at the end of one year the total interest is $80.56, what is the possible value of R? A 5<R<6. B 6<R<7 C 7<R<8 D 8<R<9 E 9<R<10 Because the interest income is slightly above 80.00, then pick 8% first, semiannual compound. You will find the interest income will be 81.6, $1.04 higher than 80.56. So the choice must be just slightly lower than 8%. So choose C. 139.40% members of a community are women. Out of this 30% of the women are 40 years or more. There are 1800 men. How many women are 40 years or more? 1800 is 60%. 40 % = 1200. out of this 30% = 360 140.We need to find the area of the figure. ABC=60 and ADC = 90 and DAB = DCB 141.What is the range of the numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 20, and x? 1) The mean is 9 2) x is the median Answer :D If the mean is 9, we can determine the number x. From II, if x is the median, we can determine x, from the given series. hence, D.

142.PS: (x-y)^2+2*y^2=27, x=?

Answer: 6 Did not understand the question. There are two unknowns.. so how to determine x? 143.(47.5/0.0475)^3=? Answer: 10^9 144.The average value of five numbers is 6, is the standard deviation greater than 10? 1) Four of the numbers are 16 2) One of the numbers is ¨C4 From I, we can calculate the whole series.. 16,16,16,16,x. since the avg is known, 30 = 64 + x; x = -34 Hence,we can determine the median of the series. From II, i cannot make out anything.. Answer: A 145.One box contains 30 purple balls and 20 red balls, another box contains 15 purple balls and 35 red balls, if Wendy randomly chooses one box and draws one ball from it, what will be the possibility that the ball will be purple? The probability that eighter of the bags is picked is (1/2). Hence, the probablilty of picking the ball from 1st bag + probability of picking the boll from 2nd bag. Answer: (1/2)*(30/50)+(1/2)*(15/50)=9/20 146.M, N and K are integers. Is the product of them divisible by 3? 1) The sum of them is divisible by 3 2) M, N, and K are consecutive integers. Answer: B 1) 5, 8, 11 147.If An= A(n-3)+18, the first several numbers are 102,108,114, which of the following numbers is in the sequence? the above is a progression, with d = 6 and a = 102 Answer: 594 An=102+6n

148.If line m is perpendicular to line k, is line k intersects to line x=-1? 1) The slope of line m is 3 2) Line k (or m?) passes through the point (0,4) We must visualize that x=-1 is a vertical line with slope of infinity. hence, any line with a defined slope will intersect the line. From II, we cannot determine the slope of the line and hence, we can not confirm. Answer: A 149.There are three kinds of bonus, each is $735, $150, $75. The company will give bonus to its employees. Each bonus has to be signed to at least one person. Now the company has the total bonus of $64,800. What is the minimum number of employees who can get the bonus? Since, min ppl have to get the profits, max profits need to be given out... Hence, number of $735 = 88. Remaining is $120, which can be given to 1 person, hence, the total number of ppl to whom profits can be given is 89. Something wrong with the Answers options. A.10 B.11 C.12 D.13 E.14 150.If x is positive, is x<1? 1) x<x^1/3 2) x^3<x A positive number is smaller than itself when it is squared is when it is under 1. From II, we can determine the same information. Answer: D 151.It is same to Q104 If d1, d2, d3, d4 are four different integers, whether is 0.d1d2+0.d3d4 greater than 1? 1) The least number is 4 2) (0.d1d2)(0.d3d4)>0.5 Answer: D 1) Let them be 4, 5, 6, 7, then both 0.47+0.56 and 0.46+0.57 are greater than 1 2) Let them be a, b, c, d Then ab*cd/100*100>1/2

ab*cd>5000 ab+cd>/=2*(ab*cd)^1/2-->ab+cd>2*5000^1/2=100*2^1 /2 =141 0.ab+0.cd>1.41 152.The total radio and camera sold in a store is about N, how many radios was sold? 1) The radio's mean price is N1 2) The camera's price is N2 From I, we cannot determine, eighter of the two numbers.. hence, not possible. Same for II, Hence, E. Discussions : MJJ 152-164 153.DS: X<5? 1). |x-5|>0 2). x^2 + x <5 From I, we cannot determine if x<5. If X is 4 or 6, we still get an answer of 1. from II, it solves as x(x+1) <5, in both ways, x is eighter 0 or less than 4. Hence, B. Answer: B Discussions : MJJ 152-164 154.DS: x is a prime, x=? 1) The sum of the factors of x is 24 2) The product of the factors of x is 23 From I, we know that x is prime, whose factors are itself and 1, hence, we can tell that the number is 23. from II, we can definetly tell that the prime number is 23. hence, D. Answer: D Discussions : MJJ 152-164 155.Of a group of 200 people, how many are male and with brown hair? 1) 50 percent of the people are brown hair 2) 60 of the people are male From I , we can determine only the total number of ppl with brown hair, which also contains women. from II, we can tell the number of males

in the grp. From both, we still cannot find out the number, since we do not know the number of women with brown hair. Answer: E Discussions : MJJ 152-164 156.If [X] is defined to be the number greater than x, y>-3£¿ 1) [y/2]=0 2) [y/4]=0 Answer: E 1) [y/2]=0 >>> 0>y/2 &nbs p; 2) [y/4]=0 >>> 0>y/4 Discussions : MJJ 152-164 157.n+k=0? 1) nk=0 2) n-k=0 from I, we cannot tell , if n or k is zero. From II, we can tell than n and K are same. From Both, it is infered that, both n and k are zero. Hence, C. Answer: C Discussions : MJJ 152-164 158.A rectangle's dimension is x by y, where x<y. If the perimeter is x+16 and areas is 24, x=? Answer: x=4 Perimeter = 2x + 2y = x + 16 => x + 2y = 16; Area= x*y = 24 => x = 24/y, => 24/y + 2y = 16, 24 + 2y^2 - 16y = 0, y^2 - 8y + 12 = 0 => (y - 6)(y -2) = 0 => y = 6, or y = 2, since x < y, then y has to be 6, thus x = 24/6 = 4 Discussions : MJJ 152-164 159.Line L passes through point (1,4), and the product of its intercepts with axisx and axis-y is negative. Which of the following point is on the line L? A. (2,3) B. (5,7) C. (4,2) D. (4,-1) E. (5, -1) Answer:

When u draw it out, the line has to go through either positive-x and negative y, or positive y and negative x, only (5, 7) makes this happen, thus it's 2) Discussions : MJJ 152-164 160.If (0.00048*10^n)/19200<2*10^10, what is the greatest possible value of n? Answer: 17 Rethink the problem as 0.0005 * 10^n / 20000 < 2*10^10 => .0005 * 10^n < 4*10^14 => 5* 10^(n-4) < 4 * 10^14, thus n - 4 = 13 => n = 17 Discussions : MJJ 152-164 161.Sequence a1, a2, a3 ... is such that, a3=a2+a1,a4=a1+a2+a3, ... If an=P, a(n+2)=? Answer: 4P a(n+2)=a(n+1)+an+a(n-1)+... a(n+1)=an+a(n-1)+... an=P=a(n-1)+... Then, a(n+2)=4P Discussions : MJJ 152-164 162.If one man, two children, one woman are to be selected from eight men, ten children, ten women, respectively, how many ways are possible? Answer: 3600 C1,8*C2,10*C1,10=3600 Discussions : MJJ 152-164 163.5^21*4^11=2*10^n, n=? Answer:21 Discussions : MJJ 152-164

164.Is the least element of A less than that of B? 1) The range of A is bigger than that of B 2) The biggest element of A is smaller than that of B Answer: C A2-A1>B2-B1, A2<B2, >>>A1<B1 1) A's range is bigger than B's range, but since A and B could be anything, it is not sufficient to establish the relationship between the smallest elements in each A and B, thus 1) is not sufficient 2) The biggest element in A is smaller than the biggest element in B, since we

know nothing of the range of the two sets, it's not sufficient either 1) and 2), we know A's range > B's range, a(the biggest in A) < b(the biggest in B), since A's range = the biggest - the smallest, if A's range > B's range => the biggest in A - the smallest in A > the biggest in B - the smallest in B, since a < b then the smallest in A has to be less than the smallest in B, thus 1) and 2) together are sufficient Therefore the answer is C Discussions : MJJ 152-164 165.Of some five numbers, the average is 10, mode is 15, the greatest number is equal to the mode, and the median is 12. What is the least number? 1, 9, 13, ... Answer: 1 From the information, lets make a series... No1, No2, 12,No3, 15. Since, least numer is asked, lets plugin ans check. Also, mode is 15, hence, 15 should occue atleast twice. Let the series be 1, No2, 12,15, 15. The sum is 43. For the avg to be 10, the sum should be 50.The second number is 7. Hence, the only possible least number is 1. Discussions: MJJ 165-174 166.DS : x>y? 1) x^2>y^3 2) x^3>y^4 From I, we cannot determine if x is negative or not, and still x^2 > y^3. Eg:- x = -4, y = 2, x<y, but x^2 = 16 > y^3.. Discussions: MJJ 165-174 From II, not sufficient, hence, not possible. From I and II, still not possible. Answer: E 167.In one hour, H can produce three dozen of something and T can produce

four dozen of something. If they took 14 hours to produce 77 dozen of the product, what is the least simultaneous working hours? (It means that, during the 14 hours of period, T and H worked simultaneously for some time, then divided the other time.) Answer: 7 Let a to be the H's hour, b to be the T's time, c to be the common time. 3a+4b+(3+4)c=77 and a+b+c=14 =>3a+4(14-a-c)+7c=77 = =>3c=a+21 When a =0, the c has the least time, 7 Discussions: MJJ 165-174 168. P---Q---------------R---S The locations of four points in the number line is shown above. If PR=OS, PR=5PQ, P is 1/3, S is 1/2, what is R? Answer: 17/36 pr = qs, rp = 5 * pq Since ps = pr + rs = pq + qs, and pr = qs => rs = pq, let rs = pq = x, then since pr = 5x, then ps = 5x + x = 6x = 1/2 - 1/3 = 1/6 => x = 1/36, thus r = s - 1/36 = 1/2 - 1/36 =17/36 Discussions: MJJ 165-174 169.If An=200+0.2*A(n-1), and A1=200, A50 will fall in which of the following regions? (230,239), (240,250), ... Answer: (240,250) A(n)=200+0.2*A(n-1),A(n1)=200+0.2*A(n-2)=> A(n)-A(n-1)=0.2[A(n-1)-A(n-2)]=0.2^(n1)(A2-A1)=0.2^(n-1)*40=> A50A49=0.2^49*40 and A50=200+0.2*A49=> A50=200/0.8-0.2^49*40=25010x(0.2^49) Therefore, 240<A50<250 Discussions: MJJ 165-174 170.Someone invested a certain amount of money at the 2.5 percent annual interest rate. At the end of the fifth year, the total amount in the account is $11250. How much did he invest? The number maybe inaccurate, pay attention on the thinking x*(1+2.5%)^5=11250 x+12.5%*x+10*2.5%^2x+...(can be neglected)=11250 Above all: x*(1+2.5%)^5 approximately equal to x+12.5%*x

Discussions: MJJ 165-174 171.About a certain kind of records of a whether station. Which of the least values in July and in August is bigger? 1) The range of the records in July is greater than that in August. 2) The greatest record in July is less than that in August From I, we cannot derive information on which has a greater value. From II, we can determine that the greatest record is in August.Also, But, does not tell which month has the greater lowest value. From I and II, it is clear that August has the greater least value, since the range of records in July is more than in August and August values are higher. Answer: C Discussions: MJJ 165-174 172.A circle, which circumference is 1 mile, is equally divided by nine points O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, and W. At the speed of 15mile/hour, someone started out from the point O. After three minutes, which region did he arrive in? Since , the circumference is 1 mile, each section is 1/10 mile. distance travelled for 3 min at 15 mile/hr is 3* 15/60 = 3/4. 3/4 = 7.5/10, hence, in the 7th section, which is UV. Answer: UV Discussions: MJJ 165-174 173.9^x + 9^(-x) = 62, 3^x + 3^(-x) =? Answer: 8 [3^x + 3^(-x)]^2=9^x + 9^(x)+2=62+2=64 >>> 3^x + 3^(-x) =8 174.One of the angles of a pentagon is 80 degree. If the other four angles have the equal measure, what's it? Answer: (n-2)*180-80/4, n = 5 , 540 - 80 / 4, ans = 115. Discussions: MJJ 165-174 175.PS: invest 200,000, interest 5%, annual compounding, then after one year invest this investment and the interest earned to a two yrs program, interest is

y%, compounded annually, after two yrs, the interest is 8484, ask what is y? A. 2.0, B2.5 C. 3.0 D.3.5 E4.0 P = 200,000; A = p(1.05) = 200,000 +10000 = 210,000 . 210000(1+y/100)^2 = 8484 By plugin method, A is the answer, y = 2%. Answer: A

Discussions:MJJ 175-182 176.DS: x and y are integers, and when x+y divided by 11, the remainder is r, ask for r: 1) When x-2 is divided by 11, the remainder is ... 2) When 35-y is divided by 11, the remainder is 1 (I am not sure) Answer is C. Discussions:MJJ 175-182 177.There are 6 students, and they are chosen to form 3 groups to make presentation. Each group will be assigned Asia, Africa or America as their presentation subject. And the question is how many groups could be formed. The first 2 ppl can be chosen in 6C2 ways. the next 2 in 4C2, and other 2 in 1 way. Answer: C(2, 6)*C(2,4)*C(2,2)=90. Discussions:MJJ 175-182 178.If 0.02<X- root10<0.021, the value of (1/root10 ¨C1/x) is most close to which of the following numbers? A.0.2 B.0.02 C.0.002 D.0.0002 E.0.00002 Answer: C 1/root10 ¨C1/x=(x-root10)/x*root10 Because x approximates root 10, therefore (x-root10)/x*root10 approximates (x-root10)/10= => 0.002 Discussions:MJJ 175-182 179.X= 15 (0.0001) (0.00001) = a (10)^b; 0.1<a<1, b =? The main idea is to equal the number of decimal places in the LHS. Answer: -7

15 (0.0001) (0.00001)=0.15x(10^-7)=a (10)^b Discussions:MJJ 175-182 180.DS: S0 =0, S10 =? 1) Si = i + Si-1 2) Si + Si-1 = i^2 From I, we can perform iteration and find the value of S10, s10 = 10 + S9;s9= 9 + S8.. and so on From II, same as I. We can calculate the same. In GMAT, for such question, we need to see if this pattern can be traced back to the given value!! Discussions:MJJ 175-182 Answer: D

181.P is an integer, is P a prime number? 1) P+3 is a prime number 2) P^2+3 is a prime number From I, we can determine that, if P+3 is a prime number, P cannot be a Prime Number.Sine, to be a Prime number, the number should be an odd number. But, we have an exception,.ie, 2. Hence, Not possible. From II, P^2 +3 is a prime number, P^2 is an even number, hence, P cannot be prime. Again, 2 is an exception. Hence, Not possible. From I and II, the only possibility is 2. Hence, Possible. Answer: C PS: For all Prime Number calculation, pluggin 2 first.. Discussions:MJJ 175-182 182.DS: x^2+bx+c=0, r and s are the solutions of the formula. Is r*s<0? 1) b<0 2) c<0 Answer: B X^2 + BX + C = 0, (X-R)(X-S)=X^2 + BX + C=0 Then B= - (R+S), C=RS

From statement 2, we know that c<0, R*S<0 Discussions:MJJ 175-182 183.If x is one of the a group of 21 numbers and is four times the average of other 20 numbers, x is what fraction of the sum of all the numbers? If X is one of the 21 numbers, and is equal to 4 times the average of other 20 numbers, then x = 4A, where A = avg of the remaining 20 numbers. Sum of all numbers is x + 20A= 24A; Hence, the 4a/24a = 1/6

Answer: 1/6 Discussion: MJJ183-188 184.The line represented by which of the following equations is perpendicular to the line represented by y=5x? y=-5x, y=-x/5, y=x/5,... The product of 2 perpendicular lines should be -1. the slope of the given line is 5. So we need to select a line with slope of -1/5. Which is y=-x/5. Discussion: MJJ183-188 185.Three of the 15 books are defect. If two books are to be selected from the book, what is the probability that both two books are not defect? Number of ways you can pick 2 books from 15 = 15C2. Number of ways to pick books without defect = 12C2. Probability = 12C2/15C2. Discussion: MJJ183-188 186.If xy=165, and x>y, the least possible value of x-y is: 2, 4, 8, 23, 15 After factorizing 165, we get 11 and 15, hence, the least difference is 4. Discussion: MJJ183-188

187.In a certain class, the range of boy's heights is 14 inches and the range of the girl's heights is 12 inches. What is the range of the heights of all the students? 1) The shortest boy is 3 inches shorter than the tallest girl 2) The height of the tallest boy is 74 inches From I, we can determine the range which is 14 + 12 - 3. From II, we cannot determine the girls height from this, hence, we cannot. Answer is A. Discussion: MJJ183-188 188.A person had two accounts. He invested $1000 in an account paying 4% interest annually and $2000 in another account paying 2% interest annually. Another person had only one account to which he invested $3000. If they invested at the same time, how much should the second person's rate be, so that in the end of one year, they earn the same amount of interest? person A, interest = 1000*4/100 + 2000*2/100 = 40 + 40 = 80. person B, 80 = 3000*r/100; r = 8/3 %

Discussion: MJJ183-188 189.Set A contains five negative numbers. Set B contains six numbers, one of which is 0 and three of which are positive. If one number is selected from A and another is selected from B, what is the probability that the product of them is negative? From set B, the probability that a -ve number is always picked from A is 1. from set A, the probability that a +ve number is picked other than 0 is 3/6 = 1/2. Probability = 1/2. Answer: 1/2 Discussion:MJJ 189-199 190.6^(a+4)/[2^(a+2) * 3^(a-2)]

(2^a *3^a * 6^4)/(2^a*3^a * 2^2*3^(-2) ) =6^4*9/4 Discussion:MJJ 189-199 191.The sum of 1/41, 1/42, 1/43, and 1/44 is between: Answer: 4/41~4/44 Discussion:MJJ 189-199 192.A person plans to decorate his house. Company A's service price is $2.4 per square meter. Company B's service price is $3 for each of the first 500 square meters and $2 for each square meter there after. Which company's service is more economical? 1) The total area of the house is greater than 1000 square meters 2) The total area of the house is less than 1200 square meters from I, we cannot determine the actual price, since, no upper limit is mentioned. From II, whatever price is considered within 1200, we get consistent values.... hence, B. Discussion:MJJ 189-199 193.If n is a positive integer, is n*(n+1)*(n+2) divisible by 12? [or, is 12 divisible by n*(n+1)*(n+2)?] 1) n*(n+2) is even 2) n+1 is even From the question, we know that the series is always divisible by 3. So, to prove that 12 is either divisible or vice versa.. we need to know if there is an even number in it. From I, yes, we can determine. From II, yes, we can determine. The author's answer is D The question maybe is incomplete. Discussion:MJJ 189-199 194.A person loaned $2000 from a bank for two years. In the end of every six months, he paid 5% interest first, and then paid $500 back to the bank. When

he paid off all the money he loaned, how much interest had he paid? Answer: 2000*5%+1500*5%+1000*5%+500*5% Discussion:MJJ 189-199 195.DS. x/y < b/c ? 1). cx-yb<0 2). bx-cy<0 From I, we can determine the equation by rearranging it. cx<yb; x/y < b/c From II, we cannot dermine. Hence, A Discussion:MJJ 189-199 196.PS. x is a positive integer. If both the units' digit of (x+1)^2 and the units' digit of (x+3)^2 are 1, what is the units' digit of x-3? X = 8. Answer: 5 Discussion:MJJ 189-199 197.The formula for Celsius degree exchanging to Fahrenheit degree is F=9/5X+32. If five data measured with Celsius way are A, B, C, D, and E, where A<B<C<C<E, when they are exchanged to Fahrenheit degree, the range will be: MY ANS: 9/5(E-A) Discussion:MJJ 189-199 198.If two of the sides of an isosceles triangle are 6 and 6*root 3 long, respectively, what is the perimeter of the triangle? 1) One of the angles is greater than 90 degree 2) The perimeter is less than 24 From I, if one of the angeles is greater than 90, the sides along which the angle is based has to be short, which is 6. hence, the perimeter is 6+6root3 from II, it is said that the perimeter is less than 24. The only other option is 6+6+6*root3 Discussion:MJJ 189-199

Answer: D

199.Of seven consecutive integers, how many are multiple of 6? 1) The median is the multiple of 6 2) The sum of the numbers is the multiple of 6 From I, we can tell that 3 numbers on eighter side of the number series is not a multiple of 6. From II, by plug-in method we can determine. Answer: D Discussion:MJJ 189-199 Questions that appeared in my GMAT today(08/18): 200. Six students form 3 pairs and they have to be assigned to 3 different continents. How many ways can they be assigned. Answer: 6C2 * 3! = 90 (Discussed earlier). 201. If r*s = s*r, which of the following are correct. I) r+s-rs II) r/s + s/r III) cant remember. but III is not the rite choice. I&II are the correct. 202. Given the coordinates of a triangle in xy plane. AB parallel to x axis and A coordinates (a,b), B coordinates (6a,b), C coordinates (c,4b) A) a = 3/4b B) Area of the triangle is 90 units. I have selected E but I guess its C. 203. Out of X students, 64% are educated, 48% are educated males. What is the fraction of female that are educated. Ans: 16/64 = 25%. 204. An amount 150K invested in 1984 grows X% in 1985 and Y% of 1985 in

1986. What is the difference b/w amounts in 1986 and 1984. A) X + Y = blabla.... B) (1+x/100)(1+y/100) = given amount. Ans: B.

205.A sales person wants to start five cars with their keys, but he doesn't know the right keys to them. If he starts the five cars with the five keys randomly, which of the following cannot be the number of the cars that he exactly starts? A.0 B.2 C.3 D.4 E.5 If you are able to start 4 cars, then automatically, the 5th will start, since the only other key left, will start the last car. Hence, the answer is 4. Answer: 4 Discussions: MJJ 205-215 206.3x-2y =? 1) x/0.2 - y/0.3 = 9 2) x/0.3 - y/0.2 = 7 From I, we can derive the same equation that is asked for. From II, it is not possible to derive the same equation. Hence, A. Discussions: MJJ 205-215 207.If 15% of the plants have fungus and die, and 40% of plants with fungus did not die. What percent of plants has fungus? Confusing... Not clear... Discussions: MJJ 205-215 208.There are five pairs of shoes with different colors in a box. If two shoes are to be selected from the box without replacement, what is the probability that they have the same color?

The number of ways that you can pick 2 shoes from 10 is 10C2. The number of ways that you can pick 2 shoes with same color is 5 ( 5 pairs) probability is 5/10C2 Answer: 5/C(10,2) = 1/9 Discussions: MJJ 205-215 209.If [(2X)^(1/2)]*[(3W)^(1/4)] = [(2Y)^(1/2)]*[(3Z)^(1/4)], and X=4Y, W is what fraction of Z? Answer: 1/16 Discussions: MJJ 205-215 210.In a certain store, the original sale price for something is X% of the retail price. One month later, the discount sale price is Y% of the original sale price. If the retail price is 72, what is the discount sale price? 1) X*Y = 5600 2) 8X = 7Y From I, we can calculate the discount sale. the sale price is retail price *x. Now, the discount price is retailPrice*x*y. Retail price is given and product is given. From II, we can only get teh ration of the %. Not usefull Hence, A. My answer: A Discussions: MJJ 205-215 211.If x is an even positive integer, which of the following is (are) the remainder of (3x)/5? I.0, II.1, III.2 ex, 15,21,12 Answer: all are right Discussions: MJJ 205-215 212.If C(3,5)=C(x,5), x=? (x is not 3) Need not calulate... C(r,n) = C( n-r,n) Answer: x=2 Discussions: MJJ 205-215 213.If x*(2^y)=176 and x is a prime

number, x*y=? From the above , we notice that 176 is a factor of 11. The remaining is 4. Hence, the product 44. Answer: 44 Discussions: MJJ 205-215 214.In a xy-plane, a line passes through point (0,4) and (4,0), which equation represents the line? My Answer: x/4 + y/4 = 1 Discussions: MJJ 205-215 215.The length of a certain nail differs from the average length of the entire lot of nails in amount between d and 2d (note: either shorter or longer, the difference is between d and 2d) ask if the length of this certain nail is > 75 1) d= 4 2) Mean length = 80 From I, we cannot determine anything. From II, we still cannot determine anything. From I and II, the range is between 76 and 72. Still cannot determine. Answer: E Discussions: MJJ 205-215 216.Paul has x dollars. Tom's money equals Paul's plus twice the Anita's. If Paul and Anita cost one dollar, respectively, Paul's money will twice Anita's. How much money, in x, does Tom have? Answer: T=2X+1 Another version: Paul has m dollars. Tom's money is twice the sum of Paul's and Anita's. If Paul and Anita cost three dollar, respectively, Paul's money will twice Anita's. How much money, in m, does Tom have? Answer: 3m+3 217.Bruce bought only $0.32 stamps and $0.23 stamps. How many $0.23 stamps did he buy? 1) He bought $0.87 worth of stamps. 2) ... If total number of stamps or the relative difference between the number of stamps is given, its C. Else, E.

218.Is x^2-y an integer? 1) Both x and y are integers 2) x*y is negative From I, yes we can determine if the difference is -ve, since, both are integers, the difference will also be negative. From II, we do not know if eighter is not an integer. My Answer : A GivenAnswer: E 219.If 140*n is the square of an integer, where n is an integer. What is the least value of n? 140 = 10 * 14; 2 *5 *7*5. Hence, to make it a complete square , we need 35. Answer: 35 220.From 1990 to 1993, the sales value increased by 40%. From 1990 to 1995, the sales value increased by 40%. What was the percent increase from 1993 to 1995? Answer: 29% I am not getting the same answer.. 221.A contains two red flowers and x white flowers; B contains five red flowers and three white flowers. X=? 1) If one flower is selected from A and B, respectively, the probability that both two flowers are red is 1/4 2) If one flower is selected from A and B, respectively, the probability that both two flowers are white is 9/40 From I, yes, we can determine the number of white flowers. the prob is (1/2)*[ x/x+2 + 5/8 ] = 1/4. Similarly, From II, we can find out the number of white flowers...... hence, D 222.If 10^x*(0.0099999)>10^3, x at least is: 6 223.If the symbol * represents either addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division, what is the value of 6 * 2? 1). 10 * 5 = 2

2). 4 * 2 = 2 From I, we can determine that * represents Division. From II, we cannot determine whether * is subtraction or division. Hence, A. Discussions: MJJ 223-235 224.In town X, 64% of the population are employed, and 58% of the population are employed male. What is the percentage of the female that are employed? A .16% ...D.32% ... Answer : Humanly impossible !! Discussions: MJJ 223-235 225.If r@s=s@r which of the following can define the equation? 1. r@s=r+s-rs 2. r@s=(r+s)(r-s) 3. r@s =r/s+ s/r Its 1 and 3 2 is ruled out. If eighter is negative (r-s) part of it will eighter be -ve or positive, which will not yield the same result.

eg, r=2,s=-3 r@s = (-1)(5) = -5 s@r = (-1)(-5) = 5. Hence, 2 is ruled out, Discussions: MJJ 223-235 226.What is the equation for a line which passes (30,0) and (0,20)? (y - 20)/x = 0-20/30 = -2/3 ; -2x = 3y 60; 2x + 3y = 60 Discussions: MJJ 223-235 227.What is the average of 59 consecutive integers? 1) The sum of the largest number and the least number is 1 2) The sum of all is 1 From I, we know that the sum of largest and lowest number will be negative only if either is negative but not both. Here, the largest being 29 and the lowest being -28. The sum is 1. So , we know the series and hence, can find the average.

From II, if we know the sum of all the numbers, the avg will be 1/59. Hence, enuf. Hence, D. Answer: D Discussions: MJJ 223-235 228.The sales price of a picture is 10% more than the cost to it. In a promotion, the discounted price is 10% lees than the original price. What is the relation between the discounted price and the original price? Let us consider the price of the item as 100. Sales price = 110 the discounted price is 10% lees than the original price Discounted price = 90 hence, the relation is 10/100 = 10% less If the discounted price is 10% lees than the sale price Discounted Price = 110 -11 = 99. Then, the relation is 1% less Given Answer: discounted price is 1% less (not more) than the original price. Discussions: MJJ 223-235 229.DS. (x+y)^2=? 1) x=y-3 2) x and y are prime numbers. Only the difference of 5 and 2 is 3 Answer: C Discussions: MJJ 223-235 230.What is the relationship between km/h and m/second? 1 KM/HR = 5/18 m/sec Discussions: MJJ 223-235 231.Someone invested $20,000 at x percent annual interest and $25,000 at y percent annual interest. At the end of the first year, how much interest did he earn from the $20000 investment? 1) The interest from $20,000 is $300 more than that from $25,000 2) x=(2/3) y

Answer: C From I, we can only get the relation between the two folrmulas. We will still have two vars X and Y. From II, we will get the relation between the two interest rates, still the interests earned by the two is not known. From Both, we can realate the above unknowns and get a solution. hence, C Discussions: MJJ 223-235 232.Of the members in a certain group, 62% are shareholders and 47% are employees. How much percent of the members are shareholders but not employees? 38%, 45%, 53%... 100=62+47-(both) both = 9% So Only S = 62-9=53% Discussions: MJJ 223-235 233.A circle is divided to six sectors equally, and another circle is divided to eight sectors equally. What is the ratio of the measure degrees of their central angles? 6 divisions: angle of each sector is 360/6 = 60 deg 8 div: angle of each sector is 360/8 = 45 deg ration of 6 sec/8 sec = 4/3 Discussions: MJJ 223-235 234.(x^1/n*y^1/n)^n=? => (xy)^1/n*n = xy Ans:xy Discussions: MJJ 223-235 235.Three machines have the identical rate. If two of them work together, it takes k hours to complete a certain work. If all of them work together, it takes two hours less to complete the same work. K=? Let the rate of each machine be x. Rate at which each machine works in one hour is

1/x. In K hours, they work k/x. Two machines, will work at 2k/x. With three machines, its 3(k-2)/x. Since the work done is same, 3(k-2)/x = 2k/x; 3k -2k = 6; k=6.

Discussions: MJJ 223-235 236.A plant can be green or yellow, and it leaf can grow to be curve or straight. If the probability that grow to be green is x, to be straight leaf is 1/4, and to be green and curve leaf is 3/8, what's x? Probability to grow straight leaf = 1/4 Probability to grow curly leaf = 3/4 Probability to grow green and curly = x*3/4 = 3/8; x = 1/2 Discussion: MJJ 236-243 237.DS: m and n are integers, is m^n an integer? 1) n^m is positive 2) n^m is an integer if m is negative in eighter case, we get a fraction. Hence, not integers. Thus , cannot be solved. Answer: E Discussion: MJJ 236-243 238.If N is an even number and E is an odd number, which of the following cannot be an integer? A. N/E B. E/N C. N/(E+1) D. (N-1)/E E. (N+2)/(E-1) Ans: B. You cannot divide an ODD number by even number Discussion: MJJ 236-243 239.In a company conference, each female employee carries three pens and

each male employee carries two pens. How many female employees attend the conference? 1) The total number of the pens is 26 2) The total number of the employees is ... From I, 3x + 2y = 26. Not possible to solve From II, x + y = Z.. not possible From I and II, we can determine the values of X and Y. Answer: C Discussion: MJJ 236-243 240.A simple but tricky question: C5,12=12*11*2*3* Answer: B:8*9*11* Discussion: MJJ 236-243 241.If x>0, is y>0? 1). x>7/2y 2). x>|y| From I, we cannot determine the value of y From II, Not possible to detect, becuse either way x may be greater than Y. i.e, if y were -2 or 2, x is greter than both values. Answer : E Given Answer:I am not sure about statement 2, chose E Discussion: MJJ 236-243 242.Three machines in a coalmine are used for transporting coals. X can transport 1/4 of a certain amount of coal in 4 hours, Y transport 1/2 in six hours, and Z transport 1/3 in eight hours. If they work together for 24 hours, how much will they transport? X can transport in 1 hr : 1/16 Y in : 1/12 and Z in:1/24 total work in 1 r = 1/16 + 1/12 + 1/24 In 24 hr = 3/2 + 2 + 1 = 9/2 = 4.5 Discussion: MJJ 236-243

243.The average of the data in 12 weeks in a certain company is n. If 24, the data in a certain week, is replaced by a number, the average became n-3/4. What is the number? 15,18,23,24,33 Answer: 15 12n - 24 + X/12 = n-3/4 n - 2 + X/12 = n -3/4; X/12 = 5/4; X = 15 Discussion: MJJ 236-243 244.If the slope of line represented by axby=c is 2/3, what is the value of b? 1) a = 4 2) c=... The slope is given by -a/b. From I, we can determine b, since slope and a is given. From II,we cannot determine the value of b. Answer: A Discussions: MJJ 244 - 250 245.Working together at the identical rates, three people can complete a certain work in 36 hours. If another additional person, at the same rate, working together with them, how many hours will be decreased to complete the work? Let x be the work that is done by each person, then 3/x = 1/36; x = 108 hrs. 4/108 = 1/27; 27 hours. The difference is 9. Answer: 9 Discussions: MJJ 244 - 250 246.4^x+2^2x=2^200, x=? Answer: x=199/2 247.DS: Which of 1/x, x, x^2 has the least value? 1) x>0 2) x<1

From I alone, we cannot determine the

OA. from II, we do not know in which range does x lie.. 0 to 1 or 0 to -infinity. From I and II, we know the range in which x lies, and hence, can determine. Answer: C Discussions: MJJ 244 - 250 248.A store sells cake mix, muffin mix and bread mix. Of the 100 customers purchased mix of the store, 50 purchased at least cake mix, 40 purchased at least muffin mix, 20 purchased both cake mix and muffin mix. How many customers purchased only bread mix? the total number if people = 100 Total number of people who bought cake mix = 50 Total number of people who bought muffins = 40 Both = 20 so, 100 = 50 + 40 -20 + only bread; bread = 30 Answer: 100-¨50+40-20£©=30 Discussions: MJJ 244 - 250 249.A group cruise contains n people, n is between 50 and 150. What is the total cost of the group? 1) The total cost of the group is (300nn^2) dollars 2) Each person spent $160. My answer: C From I or II, we cannot determine the numbe of persons, From I and II, we determine the equation 300n-n^2=160n, from which we can determine n. Hence, C. Discussions: MJJ 244 - 250 250.If x, y, w, z are integer and x+y=w+z, which of the following about which of the numbers is (are) even is right? a) None, ... d) None, two, four e) None, one, two, three, four

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21. Ans is 128 and not 120. Convert the hrs to mins and back to hrs to ease the fraction 22. I agree with the point for E. But and also will add that it will be E still because we do not know the extent of AB<DE and BC>EF. Hence, cannot say for sure the conclusion 23. E . Go by the basic counting pronciple to ease the confusion of P or C 24. Yes 8^6 =256K 25. Ans 4 26. Ans is 42 27. 6 a*a is the formula 28. 76.8 Sol: SP-CP/CP= 0.2 and 80-CP/CP = 0.25 solving both equations we get SP= 76.8 ANS 29. E. 1) and 2 ) Obviously not sufficient Combining: We have a st line from 3q and 4Q. This can go from either 2Q ( -ve slope) or 1Q ( + slope). Hence, answer is E.

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spiderman, 31.If x and n are positive integers (or integers?), and when (n+1)(n-1) is divided by 24, the quotient is x and the remainder is r. r=? 1) 2 is not the factor of n 2) 3 is not the factor of n

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**Answer: C Can u please explain Q31. I thought it was E
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Hello sandilya, The best way, is to plugin.... Take n =5, not divisible by 2 or 3. (5-1)(5+1) = 24 24/24 = remainder= 0 Take n=7,

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(7-1)(7+1) = 48 48/24, remainder = 0. Hence, C Even in the answer explanation, we take 6k +5, why? because.. 6k+5 is not divisible by 6. or by eighter 2 or 3. cheers,

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45. rst uvw xyz Each of the letters in the table above represents one of the numbers 1, 2, or 3, and each of these numbers occurs exactly once in each row and exactly once in each column. What is the value of r? 1) v + z = 6 2) s + t + u + x = 6 Statment I -- Something is wrong.... Statement II - Possible, since x and u, and s and t, cannot take the same value and they have to be 1 or 2. r =3 Answer =B Given Answer: D

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------Stat (1) v + z =6 is possible only if v=z=3 so we get the pattern Row 1 Row 2 Row 3 rst u3w xy3

Row 2 and Row 3 already have a 3, so third 3 will be in Row 1. Column 1 r u x ; ; ; Column 2 s 3 y Column 3 ; ; ; t w 3

Column 2 and Column 3 already have a '3', so third '3' has to occur in Column 1. Combining above, third '3' has to occur in Row 1, Column 1, or (1,1) in matrix terminology. Hence Stat (1) is also sufficient. Thus the given answer (D) is right.

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42.On the first day, a company sells orange beverage mixed with the same amount of orange juice and water. On the next day, the company adds the water twice as much as the amount of orange juice sold on the first day. If the company sells a glass of the beverage at $0.6 on the first day, how much is the price on the next day if the company get the same revenue? I choose $0.4 Let's say the first day company mixed, X amt of orange juice with X amt of Water to make 2X amt of orange beverage Total revenue on the first day, 2X*0.6 Second day, company adds the water twice as much as the amount of orange juice sold on the first day...so total juice second day 2X + 2X = 4X, Let the price be Y,

4X * Y = 2X * 0.6 Y = 0.3 Now if statement means, twice the amount of Orange beverage sold then total = 2X + 4X = 6X so 6X*Y = 2X*0.6, Y = 0.2 I don't get 0.4 at all...unless i'm misunderstanding the Qn.

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Yes, I do get the answer for Question 42 as 0.3. The given answer might be wrong.

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42. Its orange juice that is added twice and not the beverage.. so, it 3x * y = 2x * .6 y = 0.4 cheers,

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44. For (b^2 - 4ac) to be greater than 0, dont we also need to know whether (b^2 > 4ac). Since the choices dont mention b at all, thus the answer is E. Other opinions?

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hello spiderman, I am not OK with 75, why did you convert to meters instead of just converting miles per hour into feet per hour or feet per second.

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30 miles per Hour = 150 feet per hour to cover 44 feet, it takes 44/150 of an hour so it will take 44/150 of 3600 seconds, which is 1056 seconds

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OK spiderman, i found conversion tables on the net and understood that it will take approx 1 sec to cover 44 feet at that speed, but didnt understand why i didn't get that result by doing what I did thx anyways

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80.1/2+1/4+1/8+...+1/512=? A.0<S<1/2 B.1/2<S<1 C.1<S<3/2 D. 3/2<S<2 E. 2<S<5/2 This is geometric progression. a= 1/2, r= 1/2 ,l = 1/512

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Sum = (1/2 - 1/512)/(1/2) = 255*2/512 = 255/256 < 1. <STRoNG style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">(B) sn = a ( 1- r^n) /( 1-r ) is ths gp summation formula . how n is find out ,\. Can so explain . ----------------------------------

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Hello babu, Look at the same formula, the numerator says.. a(1 - r^n).. what is a*r^n = the last number in the sequence !! Hence, the numerator becomes, (a-l), where l is the last number in the sequence.

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I hope you have understood this concept. cheers

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69.A cuboid is 25 by 10 by 5, except the bottom, all the side faces are covered with paper. (the bottom maybe 10 by 5?) How much paper will be used? Since, we are talking about wrapping the box, we have to calculate the surface area of the box except the bottom. 10*5 + 2(25*10+25*5) = 425 I think it is 800(250+125=375;375*2=750;750+50=800) ,but anyway you did a good job thank you

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Spiderman: Can you explain 99 again. Sorry didnt get the question. Thanks for your time.

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42 : is 0.4

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16.A (n) = A (n-3) +18, and the first several numbers are 102, 108, 114 ... which of the following numbers are in the sequence? Reference key: An=96+6n 19.A person travelled from X to Y and arrived at Z. If the average speed in the whole trip is 15feet/second, what is the average speed during the route from Y to Z? 1) The average speed from X to Y is 10 feet per second 2) It took 20 seconds from Y to Z My answer: E CAn so explain these q pls !!!!!!!!!! 43.X is hundredth digit of 0.0X. Y is thousandth digit of 0.00Y. What is the proximate maximum ratio of the two numbers? Reference key: If ask x:y, the answer is 9; if ask for 0.0x/ 0.00y, the answer is 90 44.In xy-plane, Y=ax^2+bx+c,does the graph intersect with X axis? 1). a>0 2). c<0 Answer: C b^2-4ac>0

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**My answer is C. 47.Ds m and n are integers, is m^n an integer? 1) n^m is positive 2) n^m is an integer Answer: E My answer is E
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Spiderman: Can you explain 99 again. Sorry didnt get the question. Thanks for your time. The question is not mentioned properly. I think what it's trying to say is: out of all trees planted WHICH DID NOT FLOWERED, trees in F which did not flower count as 15% OF THOSE; and 40% of F trees flowered, so what % is the number of trees planted in F overall?

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hi, can someone pls explain q 18. its answer is mentioned as c, but i think it shd be e- since even after combining the answer, one doesnt know how many of the female students succeed? 18.How many of the students applying for making a speech succeed? 1) 2/3 of the male students and 1/3 of the female succeed. 2) 26 male students succeed. Answer: C

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hi, can someone pls explain q 18. its answer is mentioned as c, but i think it shd be e- since even after combining the answer, one doesnt know how many of the female students succeed? 18.How many of the students applying for making a speech succeed? 1) 2/3 of the male students and 1/3 of the female succeed. 2) 26 male students succeed.

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Answer: C

you are right aditya..... From I, you cannot determine the total number. From II, you still cannot determine the female students. From I and II, you still cannot determine the number of females... Hence, E. cheers

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131.A guy sent an order of sofas and loveseats, if the total cost was $3800, how many sofas did he buy? 1) One sofa costs $800 and one loveseat costs $300. 2) There was more than one sofa in the order. Answer: C Given answer C is correct. Stat 1 alone - two options (1,10) and (4,2) with Stat 2 - only (4,2)

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135. Agree with E. Given answer B is wrong. Two variables but we have only one equation with stat 2. Stat 1 is fluff.

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104.If d1, d2, d3, d4 are four different integers, whether is 0.d1d2+0.d3d4 greater than 1? 1) The least number is 4 2) (0.d1d2)(0.d3d4)>0.5 From I, does not give us any idea. From II, yes, we can determine that the sum is greater than 1. For the product to exceed 0.5, the individual numbers should be atleast >0.6 Hence, the result is B. from 1) if least integer is 4, then 0.d1d2+0.d3d4 should be atleast 0.46 + 0.57 which is greater than 1. So 1) alone is also sufficient.Isn't it?

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104.If d1, d2, d3, d4 are four different integers, whether is 0.d1d2+0.d3d4 greater than 1? 1) The least number is 4 2) (0.d1d2)(0.d3d4)>0.5 From I, does not give us any idea. From II, yes, we can determine that the sum is greater than 1. For the product to exceed 0.5, the individual numbers should be atleast >0.6

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Hence, the result is B. from 1) if least integer is 4, then 0.d1d2+0.d3d4 should be atleast 0.46 + 0.57 which is greater than 1. So 1) alone is also sufficient.Isn't it?

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hi, wanted to know if this explanation for q 31 would suffice? i found the earlier one a little confiusing. 31.If x and n are positive integers (or integers?), and when (n+1)(n-1) is divided by 24, the quotient is x and the remainder is r. r=? 1) 2 is not the factor of n 2) 3 is not the factor of n Answer: C statement 1: (24x + r) = n^2 - 1 ; thus, as per the 1st statement since 2 is not a factor of n, 2 has to be a factor of n^2- 1; thus, we know that (24x+r) is a factor of 2; but cant find the value of r statement 2: similalry; since 3 is not a factor of n, it has to be a facotr of n^2- 1 (tried different numbers and it worked); thus we again know (24x+r) is a facotr of 3; but cant find the value of r when we combine the statements; we know that (24x+r) is a faoctr of both 2&3, thus is a factor of 6; and since the first part (24x) itself is a multiple of 6; r has to be equal to 0 to satisfy the condition that the full term has to be divisible by 6; and answer is thus c.

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96.The range of the male in a team is 14 inches, and the range of the female in the team is 12 inches, what is the range of the team?

1) The shortest of the man is three inches more than the tallest woman. 2) The tallest man is 75 inches range of the team (the tallestest man-the shortest woman) 1)range of the male (Tm-Sm=14);range of woman (Tw-Sw=12)

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Sm=Tw+3 , hence insuff ,we don t know SM or TW yet 2)Tm=75 so 75-Sm=14 ,therefore Sm =61

but we still can not have the range of the team stat 2 is insuff When we combine it is suff can someone explain to me how to find A as the right answer thank u

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For (47), if n is an integer and n<-1, then m^n is a fraction and, therefore, not an integer. Example: m=-2, n=-2 => -2^-2 = 1/-2^2 = 1/4

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131.A guy sent an order of sofas and loveseats, if the total cost was $3800, how many sofas did he buy? 1) One sofa costs $800 and one loveseat costs $300. 2) There was more than one sofa in the order. Not sure of the answer. From I alone we can determine the answer, becuase without involving both the terms the sum does not end up to 3800. My answer : A.

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Given Answer: C it can t be A,because there is more than 1 solution for stat 1 for example :800+(300*10) or (800*4)+(300*2)

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185.Three of the 15 books are defect. If two books are to be selected from the book, what is the probability that both two books are not defect? Number of ways you can pick 2 books from 15 = 15C2. Number of ways to pick books without defect = 13C2. Probability = 13C2/15C2. >>>>>>>>>>>>Should'nt this be 12C2

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217.Bruce bought only $0.32 stamps and $0.23 stamps. How many $0.23 stamps did he buy? 1) He bought $0.87 worth of stamps. 2) ... >>>>>>>>>>>> .87 =2*.032 + 1*.23 A. should be sufficient

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hi, itll be great if someone can just explain this? am not following completely.

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64.Six colours (red.black.white.orange.pink.yellow) can be used to decorate. If one or more can be used, how many ways are possible that white is used? Answer: 32 1+C1,5+C2,5+C3,5+C4,5+C5,5=32

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Q 64: .Six colours (red.black.white.orange.pink.yellow) can be used to decorate. If one or more can be used, how many ways are possible that white is used? Answer: 32 1+C1,5+C2,5+C3,5+C4,5+C5,5=32 i think answer is to be 2^n - 1 = 2^6- 1 ( becose of one or more means

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at least one ) . -------------------------185.Three of the 15 books are defect. If two books are to be selected from the book, what is the probability that both two books are not defect? Number of ways you can pick 2 books from 15 = 15C2. Number of ways to pick books without defect = 13C2. Probability = 13C2/15C2. >>>>>>>>>>>>Should'nt this be 12C2 I too think that it shd be 12 C 2 CAn so confirm thse answers . ____________________________________________________________ _________

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80.1/2+1/4+1/8+...+1/512=? A.0<S<1/2 B.1/2<S<1 C.1<S<3/2 D. 3/2<S<2 E. 2<S<5/2 This is geometric progression. a= 1/2, r= 1/2 ,l = 1/512 Sum = (1/2 - 1/512)/(1/2) = 255*2/512 = 255/256 < 1. hi, just wanted to clarify this formula. there might be a slight error? solved for the q; Sum = 511/512 <1; even though the answer still remains as B. the numerator says.. a(1 - r^n)..= (a- a*r^n) which is not the same as (al) now, a*r^n is not the same as the last number in the sequence, since the last sequence is a*r^n-1; that might be the reason for the difference in answers

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217.Bruce bought only $0.32 stamps and $0.23 stamps. How many $0.23 stamps did he buy? 1) He bought $0.87 worth of stamps. 2) ... >>>>>>>>>>>> .87 =2*.032 + 1*.23

A. should be sufficient

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Was not sure of B.. so, did not add any OA.. cheers

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**Hello vcbabu and adityakhanna,
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Q 64: .Six colours (red.black.white.orange.pink.yellow) can be used to decorate. If one or more can be used, how many ways are possible that white is used? Answer: 32 1+C1,5+C2,5+C3,5+C4,5+C5,5=32 i think answer is to be 2^n - 1 = 2^6- 1 ( becose of one or more means at least one ) . -------------------------185.Three of the 15 books are defect. If two books are to be selected from the book, what is the probability that both two books are not defect? Number of ways you can pick 2 books from 15 = 15C2. Number of ways to pick books without defect = 13C2. Probability = 13C2/15C2. >>>>>>>>>>>>Should'nt this be 12C2 I too think that it shd be 12 C 2 CAn so confirm thse answers .

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1. I used logic for the problem. 1 -> with only white 5C1 - > white is already taken and the possibility of a total of 2 colors is possible if we can chose one more color from 5 colors. Similarly for the other combinations as well. the formula holds good !! 2. It should be 13C2. I am not sure why you decided on 12. If two books are defected, the remaining left are 13. we need to chose from the remaining 13. [QUOTE=adityakhanna] 80.1/2+1/4+1/8+...+1/512=? A.0<S<1/2

B.1/2<S<1 C.1<S<3/2 D. 3/2<S<2 E. 2<S<5/2 This is geometric progression. a= 1/2, r= 1/2 ,l = 1/512 Sum = (1/2 - 1/512)/(1/2) = 255*2/512 = 255/256 < 1. hi, just wanted to clarify this formula. there might be a slight error? solved for the q; Sum = 511/512 <1; even though the answer still remains as B. the numerator says.. a(1 - r^n)..= (a- a*r^n) which is not the same as (a-l) now, a*r^n is not the same as the last number in the sequence, since the last sequence is a*r^n-1; that might be the reason for the difference in answers [\QUOTE] I assumed that the series ends there and hence assumed l = a*r^n cheers

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185.Three of the 15 books are defect. If two books are to be selected from the book, what is the probability that both two books are not defect? >>> 3 books are defective. Thanks

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For 197, shouldn't the formula go something like this: Range = [9/5(E) + 32] - [9/5(A) + 32]

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185.Three of the 15 books are defect. If two books are to be selected from the book, what is the probability that both two books are not defect? >>> 3 books are defective. Thanks

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For 197, shouldn't the formula go something like this: Range = [9/5(E) + 32] - [9/5(A) + 32]

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Hey Spidey , Don't you think this post is getting unweildy and we should rather restrict discussions to the smaller threads. Let this master thread be only for approved solutions and explanations.

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105.n+k=0? 1) nk=0 2) n-k=0 From I, we cannot determine the sume. From II, we still cannot determine. From I and II, yes we can determine. (n-k)^2 + 4*nk. Hence, C. Can someone explain this? Is B not enough? b means n=k. so we get n=k=5 or n=k=-5. in either case sum is not zero and we get No as the answer. So should it be B?

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105.n+k=0? 1) nk=0 2) n-k=0

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From I, we cannot determine the sume. From II, we still cannot determine. From I and II, yes we can determine. (n-k)^2 + 4*nk. Hence, C. Can someone explain this? Is B not enough? b means n=k. so we get n=k=5 or n=k=-5. in either case sum is not zero and we get No as the answer. So should it be B? How about n=k=0....i guess this is self explanatory

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**Z should be 1/24. Answer for this 9/2 or 4.5 times the given amount.
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242. X can transport in 1 hr : 1/16 Y in : 1/12 and Z in:1/18 total work in 1 r = 1/16 + 1/12 + 1/18 In 24 hr = 6/4 + 2/1 + 4/3 = 18 + 24 + 16/12 = 58/12 units

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Thanks Tianlong.... cheers

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30.If n and m are positive integers and m=n^3/1800, what is the least value of m? Answer: 15 1800=(3^2)(2^3)(5^2), n^3=(3^3)*(2^3)(5^3)=15*(3^2)*(2^3)(5^2), so, m=15 Understood : 1800=(3^2)(2^3)(5^2), Did not follow the rest of the steps. Can anyone explain pls. Spiderman, Tianlong : Can u guys chip in. 46.P = sum of positive odd numbers which are < 50 Q = sum of positive even numbers which are < 50 Different ways to calculate P, METHOD I ---- P = 25/2(1 + 49) = 625 ..PROGRESSION....How to arrive at this formula?

51.If 37/13=2+1/(13/x), x=? Simplifyin we get, 26+x/13 = 37/13... Hence, x =11 My answer differs : 37/13 = 3/13/x =37/13 = 3x/13 =37*13 = 39x =481/39 = x Pls correct if i am missing something 60.If three people are to be selected from eight people, who include Bob and Nancy, how many ways are possible that Bob, not Nancy is selected? We have 6 ppl + Bob + Nancy. We drop nancy and have Bob.

We need to select 2 ppl from 6. 6C2 = 15 ( How is this? we need to select 2 ppl from 7 people right, because we dropped only nancy. So 8-1 is 7) Answer: 15 ( Also can anyone explain how 6c2 is 15. Can u detail.)

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46th Question Spiderman used this formula for Arithmetic Progession. & nbsp; Sum = n/2 ( First term + Last term) n is the number of terms 60th Question u r right that we have dropped Nancy but Bob is always present so we have 2 places left for which we have 6 people to choose from Can anyone pls explain these 30.If n and m are positive integers and m=n^3/1800, what is the least value of m? Answer: 15 1800=(3^2)(2^3)(5^2), n^3=(3^3)*(2^3)(5^3)=15*(3^2)*(2^3)(5^2), so, m=15 31.If x and n are positive integers (or integers?), and when (n+1)(n-1) is

divided by 24, the quotient is x and the remainder is r. r=? 1) 2 is not the factor of n 2) 3 is not the factor of n Answer: C 68.If x is a two-digit number less than 50 and x=R5, R=? (R is the tens' digit of x) 1) The thousands' digit of x^2 is 1 2) The hundreds' digit of x^2 is 2 Answer: A 69.A cuboid is 25 by 10 by 5, except the bottom, all the side faces are covered with paper. (the bottom maybe 10 by 5?) How much paper will be used?

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Could NOT add anymore in the top post.. so posted here 251.A delivery company charges $20 for the parcel less than 10 pounds. If the parcel is more than 10 pounds, charge 2 dollars more for each pound exceed 10. Someone had two parcels delivered, how much did he spend? 1) The cost to one of the parcels is $20 20 The total weight of two parcels is 19.5 pounds. From I, we cannot tell how much it is less than 10 pounds.. For all the different weihts below 10, will cost 20. From !!, we cannot determine the cost for 0.5 pounds...

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hence, E. Answer: E 252.Price of hamburger increased from $1.85 to $2.05, if the price of turkey burger has increased in the same percentage, what is the current cost of turkey burger? The original price of turkey burger is $1.39 £¨number could be wrong£© Answer: 1.39 * [(2.05-1.85)/1.85] +1.39 253.2 teacher and 3 children queue up. There must be one teacher at the beginning and one teacher at the back. 3 children are in the middle. How many ways are possible? the two teachers at eighter ends, can shuffle themselves in 2 ways. the remaining children can shuffle in 3! ways. Hence, 2*3! Answer: P(3,3)*P(2,2) 254.Xy plane: the name of xy is replaced p, q, a line passed through (0,4) and (4,,0), what is the equation of such line in terms of p and q? The basic equations comes down to x/4 + y/4 = 1 Answer: P+Q=4

255.The value of house increased x % from 1975 to 1980. The value increased y% from 1980 to 1985. Ask how much does the value of the house increased? The house was 500,000 In 1975 (forgot the exact number) 1) x + y = a number 2) (1+x/100)(1+y/100) = a number from I, it does not matter, if it adds up to a number. From II, its sufficient to determine the increase in value... My Answer :B Given Answer: C 256.A seller bought 100 apples at $0.20 each. He sold 75 of them in a pack of 3, $1 per pack. The rest are sold $0.5 each. What is the average profit for each apple? Answer: [75/3 * 1 + (100-75)*0.5 - 0.2*100] /100 257.How many of 7 consecutive integers can be divided evenly by 6? 1) The median is 12. 2) The mean is divisible by 6 (old JJ but modified) From I, it is clear that, from 7 consecutive numbers only a single multiple of 6 exists if its a median. The only way that 2 can exist is when both the ends have a multiple of 6. From II, The mean turns out to be the 4th element, which is the center element. Hence, same as I. Hence, D. Answer: D Q199.Of seven consecutive integers, how many are multiple of 6? 1) The median is the multiple of 6 2) The sum of the numbers is the multiple of 6 Answer: D Same as above. 258.DS: Student major in MIS has to take prerequisites class. 20 of them took account. Some need to take Computer Science. How many of them took both? 1) There are 50 students 2) All the student took at least one prerequisite class. From I, we cannot determine the number of students who attended comp classes... From II, still we cannot determine the number since, the number can range from 1 to 50. hence, E. Answer: E 259.{number} represents the least integer that is greater than the number. If {x/2}= 0, which of the following is the positive value of x? Choices are -2/3, -3. others are all positive. I would pick -2/3 ,since it is greater than -3 and for -3 it would be -2. 260.A sequence: 2, 4, 6, ...22. Sequence M contains eight numbers, which

are elements of the former sequence. What is the standard deviation of M? 1) Two sequences have the same average value. 2) M does contain 22 For standard deviation, we need to know the complete sequence. From I, it cannot be determined. From II, we still do not know the remaining 7. From I and II, no possibility. hence, E. ----E 261.Three machines complete a work in 36 hours at the same constant, the same rate, and work for the same time. If add one more machine, how many FEWER hours needed to complete the work? Answer: 9 Already Discussed above 262.x@y = y/x ¨C x/y, ask which of the following must be true? @ represent a function I. 1/x @ 1/y = bla bla II, and III. Total three equations. I chose the second and the third. Question Not complete 263.If x is divided by 5, the remainder is 3, divided by 7, the remainder is 4. If y is divided by 7, the remainder is 4. x is greater than y. Which of the following must be the factor of x-y? 15, 28, 35 Pluggin and check for X, it has to be 18, 53.. and so on.. Y has to be 25, 60.. I have understood so far.. But the Q is not clear... Given Answer: 35

264.Is x>y? 1) xy^2>0 2) xy^3>0 From I, we do not know the comparision between X and Y. From II, it is possible that x and Y, both are negative. from I and II, it is clear that both x and Y are +ve. But still,we do not know the difference. Answer: E 265.What is the greatest value of the difference between the two close prime numbers from 1 to 30? Answer: 6 29-23=6

266.If a+b=c+d, where a, b, c, and d are integers. How many of them could be even? Answer: A:0,2,4 Odd+odd=odd+odd-->0 Even+even=odd+odd-->2 Even+odd=even+odd-->2 Even+even=even+even-->4 267.If the factorial of 12 is divisible by 2^n, what is the greatest value of n? 12/2 + 12/4 + 12/8 = 6 + 3 + 1 = 10 Given Answer: 10 1+2+1+3+1+2=10(2,4,6,8,10,12) 268.Both the line's intersections with axis-x and axis-y are 4, which equation represents the line? Answer: x+y=4 Already solved above 269.To complete a certain work, A and B needs 3 and 6 hours, respectively. How many hours will it take for them together to complete half of the work? Together they take 1/3 + 1/6 = 3/6 = 2 hrs to complete. For Half the work, they take 1 hr. Answer: 1 hour 270.Is a certain number the multiple of 36? 1) It is the multiple of 12 2) It is the multiple of 20 From I, we cannot determine. eg = 24 From II, we still cannot determine.. eg =40 From I and II, we still cannot determine, eg = 60 Answer: E 271.Is x>y? 1) x^2>y^2 2) y-y^2<0 Answer: E Answered above 272.Someone spent M dollars on some newspapers, magazines, and books. How much did he spend on magazines? 1) The cost on books to the cost on newspapers is ... 2) The cost on magazines to the cost on newspapers and books is ... From I, we cannot determine the cost of magazine. From II, we can determine the cost of magazine, as we know the total cost and and the ratio. Answer: B

273.A rectangle is L long and W wide, and has diagonal D. What is the area of the rectangle? 1) L+W=Q 2) D^2=B From I, we cannot determine the individual components ,. i.e, L or W. From II, we can only detemine B or D. From I and II, we can determine the area as we know B, and also L now. Answer: C 274.|x| = |y|, x/y =1? 1) x>0 2) y<0 From I, we know that x is +ve. We do not know abt Y. From II, we do not know abt x. From I and II, we know abt both the quantities... Answer: C 275.If x is unit digit, y is tenth digit of a certain number, what x and y of (123,456,789)^2? I. x = 1, II. Y=2 ,III Y=4 A) I B) II C) III D) I,II E) I, III Answer: D Q101.What is the tens' digit and the units' digit of 123456789^2? Answer: 21 123456789^2=(123456700+89)^2--->89^2

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170.Someone invested a certain amount of money at the 2.5 percent annual interest rate. At the end of the fifth year, the total amount in the account is $11250. How much did he invest? The number maybe inaccurate, pay attention on the thinking x*(1+2.5%)^5=11250 x+12.5%*x+10*2.5%^2x+...(can be neglected)=11250 Above all: x*(1+2.5%)^5 approximately equal to x+12.5%*x Here they have not mentioned whether it is simple interest or compound interest so by default considering it as simple interest the amount will be 10000. Criticism welcomed !!

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181.P is an integer, is P a prime number? 1) P+3 is a prime number 2) P^2+3 is a prime number From I, we can determine that, if P+3 is a prime number, P cannot be a

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My answer C because we cannot answer from condition I that whether its prime or not because 2 is also a prime number. Combining both the conditions we get the answer as 2. Because 2+3=5 is prime and 4+3=7 is prime. Only 2 satisfies both condition. Answer C Open to debate. Rgds, Gmataghu

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Q60: 60.If three people are to be selected from eight people, who include Bob and Nancy, how many ways are possible that Bob, not Nancy is selected? We have 6 ppl + Bob + Nancy. We drop nancy and have Bob.

**We need to select 2 ppl from 6. 6C2 = 15
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**YEAH it is confusing SO pls explain
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Q60: 60.If three people are to be selected from eight people, who include Bob and Nancy, how many ways are possible that Bob, not Nancy is selected?

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We have 6 ppl + Bob + Nancy. We drop nancy and have Bob.

We need to select 2 ppl from 6. 6C2 = 15 YEAH it is confusing SO pls explain

We drop Nancy right.... so we have to pick 3 ppl from 7. Are you with me up to here..? Now we select Bob, hence, we have to pick 2 more ppl from 6. Hence, 6C2 = 15. Cheers,

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227.What is the average of 59 consecutive integers? 1) The sum of the largest number and the least number is 1 2) The sum of all is 1 From condition 1 can be true only for even number of cosecutive integers. Consider -2 to 3 there are total six integers similary -28 to 29 are 60 integers not 58 integers not 59( Because there is a 0 inbetween) So we cant get the answer from 1. because it is not possible.

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259.{number} represents the least integer that is greater than the number. If {x/2}= 0, which of the following is the positive value of x? Choices are -2/3, -3. others are all positive. I would pick -2/3 ,since it is greater than -3 and for -3 it would be -2. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If I understand this properly, then x should be a number between -1 and 0. And they have asked what is positive value of x , then it should be between 1 and 0. Correct me if I am wrong.

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In Ques 104 shouldnt the Ans be A Cause its not given whether the nos are positive or negative-if they are negative then if multiplied they may be greater than 0.5 but if added thy will be less than 1

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SPIDERMAN, I still don't understand what is happening here... I also read the discussion link.. how do you get n^3=(3^3)*(2^3)(5^3)=15*(3^2)*(2^3)(5^2), thanks

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30.If n and m are positive integers and m=n^3/1800, what is the least value of m? Answer: 15 1800=(3^2)(2^3)(5^2), n^3=(3^3)*(2^3)(5^3)=15*(3^2)*(2^3)(5^2), so, m=15 Discussions MJJ30-48

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I still don't understand what is happening here... I also read the discussion link.. how do you get n^3=(3^3)*(2^3)(5^3)=15*(3^2)*(2^3)(5^2), thanks 30.If n and m are positive integers and m=n^3/1800, what is the least value of m? Answer: 15 1800=(3^2)(2^3)(5^2), n^3=(3^3)*(2^3)(5^3)=15*(3^2)*(2^3)(5^2), so, m=15 Discussions MJJ30-48

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153.DS: X<5? 1). |x-5|>0 2). x^2 + x <5 From I, we cannot determine if x<5. If X is 4 or 6, we still get an answer of 1. from II, it solves as x(x+1) <5, in both ways, x is eighter 0 or less than 4. Hence, B.

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FOR STATMENT 2.HOW DO WE KNOW THAT "X IS EITHER 0 OR LESS THAN 4"???

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181.P is an integer, is P a prime number? 1) P+3 is a prime number 2) P^2+3 is a prime number From I, we can determine that, if P+3 is a prime number, P cannot be a Prime number.Sine, to be a Prime number, the number should be an odd number. From II, P^2 +3 is a prime number, P^2 is an even number, hence, P cannot be prime

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Answer: D ------------------------------------------------------------ ------My answer C because we cannot answer from condition I that whether its prime or not because 2 is also a prime number. Combining both the conditions we get the answer as 2. Because 2+3=5 is prime and 4+3=7 is prime. Only 2 satisfies both condition. Answer C Open to debate. Rgds, Gmataghu How about P to be 4. It satisfies both the conditions. Infact, the answer should be E.

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141.What is the range of the numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 20, and x? 1) The mean is 9 2) x is the median Answer :D If the mean is 9, we can determine the number x. From II, if x is the median, we can determine x, from the given series. Answer is correct but explanation is wrong.

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Statement 1 -> agree with you Statement 2 -> we can not determine X, it could be 7,8 or 9. However we know that it's neither the smallest nor the biggest so we can calculate the range : 20-2 = 18

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88.Of a group of people donate for a organization, 1/4 donate less than $200, 2/3 donate from $200 to $1000, and others donate more than $1000. If the average value of the donation more than $200 is 360, what is the average value of the donations more than $1000? 1) The average value of the donations less than $200 is 180 2) The average value of the donations from $200 to $1000 is $540 From I alone, we cannot determine the avg, since, we do not have the avg from 200$ to 1000$. From II, yes, we can determine. We have the information that , the avg of donations more than $200 is 360. Let x, be the number of ppl who donated money. Then the number of ppl who donated b/w 200 and 1000 is 2/3 x. and those beyond 1000 is 1 - (1/4+2/3). = 1/12x. hence, we can calculate, (540*2/3x + A *1/4X) /2/3x + 1/4X = 360 Answer: B Spiderman, I believe that the answer would be C. Cause in the formula that you give you have two variables (A and x). Where you have "A" standing for the average of the donations less than $200. If you plug in that value (which is 180) into your equation, then you can solve the total number of people (which is "x"). However, when I did what was stated above, I get a fractional number for

the total number of people. I believe that either the problem has a number or twop that is incorect, or if those were the intended numbers, the answer is "E" (cause you can't have a fractional part of a person. Can you please expand and solve your equation for #88, cause I really can't see how the answer would be "B". Thanks,

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@ Orange&Orange & Kristi 11 & 5 have a set pattern when raised to a particular power... i mean for 5: for every odd power <= 3 the last 3 digits would be 125 for every even power < 2 the last 3 digits would be 625. for 11..the tens digit would depend on the power raised... if n = 2,12 etc the tens digit is 2, n =3,13 tens digit is 3 so on.... not sure if this would help but 76 & 25 are the only 2 digit numbers that when raised to any power end with the same number.. ie...76^2 ,76^3,76^100 will have 76 as the last 2 digits. Same with 25 26 raised to any power has the last 2 digits as 76 25 raised to any power has the last 3 digits as 625

Very nice tip. Thanks. One minor mod, I believe clueless meant: 11 & 5 have a set pattern when raised to a particular power... i mean for 5: for every odd power >= 3 the last 3 digits would be 125 for every even power > 2 the last 3 digits would be 625.

82. The surface of a Clock (in a dart game) is evenly divided to eight parts numbered with numbers 1 to 8. If we throw arrows three times, how many ways are possible that the total score is 16?

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Take x=1 y,z can be (7,8) => 2 combinations x=2 => 3 similar as above 6,8 7,7 8,6 x=3 => 4 x=4 => 5 x=5 => 6 x=6 => 7 x=7 => 8 x=8 => 7 Total 42

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Yes.. It is 42.

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Anil_bits - perfect solution.

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When throwing a dart, there is a possibility of missing all together. I guess we should also consider the case 0 8 8. According to me, favourable cases are as follows: 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 8 7 6 5 4 7 6 5 6 5 0 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 4 5 ==> ==> ==> ==> ==> ==> ==> ==> ==> ==> 3 6 6 6 3 3 6 6 3 3 combinations combinations combinations combinations combinations combinations combinations combinations combinations combinations

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Total no of favourable combinations : 45 (42 + 3 [for 8 8 0])

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Good explanation VSGMAT. But I think, the 8 8 0 condition might not be needed. Depends on the options though __________________ Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong

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**where i m missing 1 7 8 -->6 cases ( 3! ) 2 8 6 -->6 cases 3 8 5 -->6 cases
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4 8 4 -->3 cases total 21 cases??????????????????

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Any short cut method ?? Creation of this possibility table takes time.

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42 is the answer (a throw gets min 1, so 8 8 0 combination is not possible) anupam u r missing some combination .. to avoid such mistakes take numbers systematically like below 8 7 1 - 3! --> 6 8 6 2---------> 6 8 5 3----------> 6 8 4 4---3!/2 ---> 3 7 7 2----------->3 7 6 3----------->6 7 5 4------------>6 6 6 4------------->3 6 5 5-------------->3 any further combinations r duplicate sets.

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5* 6 + 4 * 3 = 42. there is no need to list like this every time just count the combinations which have all different numbers,which have 2 same and remaining different.. correspondingly use arrangements formula to get the answer.

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I was able to solve the question but it took me around 5-6 mins, may be more, to get the answer. Is there any shorter approach to solve this problem?

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I was able to solve the question but it took me around 5-6 mins, may be more, to get the answer. Is there any shorter approach to solve this problem? I have the same question as alfa did - does anyone know any shortcuts for such questions?

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i dont know if it'll work eveytime.. worked in this ques.. since the sum is 16.. the possible combination of three nos can be done in three ways or 6 ways.. for eg.. 1, 7,8 can be form a sum in six ways.. also 2,7,7 can also form the sum in three ways.. that means.. all possible combination can be done in atleast three ways.. noting the options there was only one nos which was divisble by three.. thats 42.. thats how i chose.. this aproach will be wrong when there r other options which will be divisible by 3.. not a gauranteed approach.. but will work in cases like this.. wats say..

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@Jadore, Can you share the approach you used to solve the problem? Am looking for the best approach to solve the problem. Thanks!

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