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# 9 @7 In the decimal above, and @ represent single digits.

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9 @7 In the decimal above, and @ represent single digits. [#permalink]

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$7.9♣@7 In the decimal above, ♣ and @ represent single digits. What is the value of @ ? (1) When the sum is rounded to the nearest cent, its cash value is$7.94.

(2) When the sum is rounded to the nearest tenth of a cent, its cash value is \$7.95.
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21 Apr 2011, 21:42
Hey when I doing Kaplan test I just marked C bcos I was short of time

7.9ab7
My thoughts-
From 1) we have
a can be 3 or 4
If a is 3 then b>=5
if a is 4 then b<=4

From 2) we have a is atleast 4. No information about b

1) + 2)
a is 4 and b<=4. But then b must be highest since The dollar value when rounded to nearest tenth of a cent is 9.500. So I got the value as 9.9447

It doesn't work either ! You can see the discrepancy. I am thinking if I missed a puzzle piece.

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21 Apr 2011, 22:26
Explained here

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