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A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects any screw whose length is less than 2.5 — 0.03 centimeters or greater than 2.5 + 0.03 centimeters. If k represents the length of a screw, in centimeters, which of the following inequalities specifies all the lengths of screws that are acceptable?

A. |k + 0.03| > 2.5
B. |k — 0.03| <= 2.5
C. |k — 2.5| > 0.03
D. |k — 2.5| >= 0.06
E. |k — 2.5| <= 0.03
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A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects any screw whose length is less than 2.5 — 0.03 centimeters or greater than 2.5 + 0.03 centimeters. If k represents the length of a screw, in centimeters, which of the following inequalities specifies all the lengths of screws that are acceptable?

A. lk + 0.03| > 2.5
B. lk — 0.03| <= 2.5
C. lk — 2.5| > 0.03
D. lk — 2.5| >= 0.06
E. lk — 2.5| <= 0.03

Given that $$2.5-0.03\leq{k}\leq{2.5+0.03}$$. Subtract 2.5 from all parts: $$-0.03\leq{k-2.5}\leq{0.03}$$ --> $$|k-2.5|\leq{0.03}$$.

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(1) Simply get the center of the range value of k ==> 2.5
(2) Flip the sign and append to k ==> | k - 2.5 |
(3) Get the distance of the center from one far end: Distance = (2.5 + 0.03) - Center = 2.5 + 0.03 - 2.5 = 0.03 (Just to illustrate a point)
(4) Now we select an inequality sign. We are concerned with the values of k within the range.
- If within, select "<"
- If outside range, select ">"
- If inclusive, include "=" sign

Answer: |k - 2.5| <= 0.03
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18 Jun 2013, 07:28
pretty easy.. i just missed the part about what is accepted so was not focussing on the =

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A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects any screw whose length is less than 2.5 — 0.03 centimeters or greater than 2.5 + 0.03 centimeters. If k represents the length of a screw, in centimeters, which of the following inequalities specifies all the lengths of screws that are acceptable?

A. |k + 0.03| > 2.5
B. |k — 0.03| <= 2.5
C. |k — 2.5| > 0.03
D. |k — 2.5| >= 0.06
E. |k — 2.5| <= 0.03

Using the distance concept of mod, we are given that k is a point lying within .03 cms from 2.5.

This gives us |k — 2.5| <= 0.03

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Get started with Veritas Prep GMAT On Demand for $199 Veritas Prep Reviews Senior Manager Joined: 13 May 2013 Posts: 472 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 160 [0], given: 134 Re: A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects [#permalink] Show Tags 01 Jul 2013, 08:04 A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects any screw whose length is less than 2.5 — 0.03 centimeters or greater than 2.5 + 0.03 centimeters. If k represents the length of a screw, in centimeters, which of the following inequalities specifies all the lengths of screws that are acceptable? A. |k + 0.03| > 2.5 B. |k — 0.03| <= 2.5 C. |k — 2.5| > 0.03 D. |k — 2.5| >= 0.06 E. |k — 2.5| <= 0.03 So, let's go through this step by step: "rejects any screw whose length is less than 2.5 — 0.03 centimeters or greater than 2.5 + 0.03 centimeters." In other words, any screw that is less than: 2.50 - 0.03 = 2.47 or greater than 2.50 + 0.03 = 2.53 will be rejected. If k represents the length of a screw In other words, "K" is an acceptable screw that must fall within the acceptable range of 2.47 to 2.53, So: 2.47 ≤ K ≤ 2.53 You can rule out answers with < or > as opposed to ≤ or ≥ because the length cannot be LESS than 2.47 or GREATER than 2.53. In other words, 2.47 and 2.53 are acceptable lengths. Let's look at (E): |k — 2.5| <= 0.03 For the positive case: k - 2.5 ≤ 0.03 ===> k ≤ 2.53 For the negative case: -(k - 2.5) ≤ 0.03 ===> -k +2.5 ≤ 0.03 ===> - k ≤ -2.47 ===> k ≥ 2.47 2.47 ≤ k ≤ 2.53 (E) GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 13427 Followers: 575 Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 0 Re: A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects [#permalink] Show Tags 06 Nov 2014, 21:21 Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________ GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 13427 Followers: 575 Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 0 Re: A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects [#permalink] Show Tags 25 Nov 2015, 09:14 Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________ Senior Manager Joined: 20 Aug 2015 Posts: 398 Location: India GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 213 [0], given: 10 Re: A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects [#permalink] Show Tags 26 Nov 2015, 01:14 ritumaheshwari02 wrote: A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects any screw whose length is less than 2.5 — 0.03 centimeters or greater than 2.5 + 0.03 centimeters. If k represents the length of a screw, in centimeters, which of the following inequalities specifies all the lengths of screws that are acceptable? A. |k + 0.03| > 2.5 B. |k — 0.03| <= 2.5 C. |k — 2.5| > 0.03 D. |k — 2.5| >= 0.06 E. |k — 2.5| <= 0.03 Given: Length = k $${2.5 - 0.03} \leq k \leq {2.5 + 0.03}$$ $${-0.03} \leq k - 2.5 \leq {0.03}$$ Or simply $$|k - 2.5| \leq 0.03$$ Option E _________________ Reach out to us at bondwithus@gmatify.com GMAT Club Legend Joined: 09 Sep 2013 Posts: 13427 Followers: 575 Kudos [?]: 163 [0], given: 0 Re: A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects [#permalink] Show Tags 01 Jan 2017, 11:24 Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. _________________ Re: A manufacturer of a certain type of screw rejects [#permalink] 01 Jan 2017, 11:24 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: Nails and screws are manufactured at a uniform weight per nail and a 1 08 Feb 2016, 07:54 10 The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a certain item is 8 30 Sep 2014, 07:14 3 Rates for having a manuscript typed at a certain typing service are$5 7 07 Aug 2010, 08:33
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