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I6- Must be true! [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 19:34
6.James’s grade point average puts him in the top third of the graduating class of college A. Nestor is in the top tenth of the same class. Elizabeth had the same grade point average as Nestor. Nancy has a lower grade point average than Elizabeth.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) James has a higher grade point average than Elizabeth.
(B) James has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(C) Nestor has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(D) Elizabeth and Nancy both have a higher grade point average than James.
(E) Nestor and James both have a higher grade point average than Nancy.
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Re: I6- Must be true! [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 20:17
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6.James’s grade point average puts him in the top third of the graduating class of college A. Nestor is in the top tenth of the same class. Elizabeth had the same grade point average as Nestor. Nancy has a lower grade point average than Elizabeth.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) James has a higher grade point average than Elizabeth.
(B) James has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(C) Nestor has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(D) Elizabeth and Nancy both have a higher grade point average than James.
(E) Nestor and James both have a higher grade point average than Nancy.


Normally we may assume that the grade point average of Nestor is less than that of James. However, as the argument states that Jame's GPA puts him in top third whereas Nestor is in top tenth. It is possible that Nestor may be on the second spot and James in the third spot when compared on the basis of GPA.

Only C is clearly stated in the argument.
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Re: I6- Must be true! [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 22:59
neelabhmahesh wrote:
sondenso wrote:
6.James’s grade point average puts him in the top third of the graduating class of college A. Nestor is in the top tenth of the same class. Elizabeth had the same grade point average as Nestor. Nancy has a lower grade point average than Elizabeth.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) James has a higher grade point average than Elizabeth.
(B) James has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(C) Nestor has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(D) Elizabeth and Nancy both have a higher grade point average than James.
(E) Nestor and James both have a higher grade point average than Nancy.


Normally we may assume that the grade point average of Nestor is less than that of James. However, as the argument states that Jame's GPA puts him in top third whereas Nestor is in top tenth. It is possible that Nestor may be on the second spot and James in the third spot when compared on the basis of GPA.

Only C is clearly stated in the argument.


You are right!Neelabhmahesh, I got it. That's why I found A true, B also true, E also true, and ofcourse C. I am confused and this make me deadly mistake. I assumed that top3 > top10. Thank you!
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Re: I6- Must be true! [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 23:18
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neelabhmahesh wrote:
sondenso wrote:
6.James’s grade point average puts him in the top third of the graduating class of college A. Nestor is in the top tenth of the same class. Elizabeth had the same grade point average as Nestor. Nancy has a lower grade point average than Elizabeth.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) James has a higher grade point average than Elizabeth.
(B) James has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(C) Nestor has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(D) Elizabeth and Nancy both have a higher grade point average than James.
(E) Nestor and James both have a higher grade point average than Nancy.


Normally we may assume that the grade point average of Nestor is less than that of James. However, as the argument states that Jame's GPA puts him in top third whereas Nestor is in top tenth. It is possible that Nestor may be on the second spot and James in the third spot when compared on the basis of GPA.

Only C is clearly stated in the argument.


You are right!Neelabhmahesh, I got it. That's why I found A true, B also true, E also true, and ofcourse C. I am confused and this make me deadly mistake. I assumed that top3 > top10. Thank you!


I too got it wrong in the first attempt then realised my mistake later.
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Re: I6- Must be true! [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 13:13
sondenso wrote:
neelabhmahesh wrote:
sondenso wrote:
6.James’s grade point average puts him in the top third of the graduating class of college A. Nestor is in the top tenth of the same class. Elizabeth had the same grade point average as Nestor. Nancy has a lower grade point average than Elizabeth.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) James has a higher grade point average than Elizabeth.
(B) James has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(C) Nestor has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(D) Elizabeth and Nancy both have a higher grade point average than James.
(E) Nestor and James both have a higher grade point average than Nancy.


Normally we may assume that the grade point average of Nestor is less than that of James. However, as the argument states that Jame's GPA puts him in top third whereas Nestor is in top tenth. It is possible that Nestor may be on the second spot and James in the third spot when compared on the basis of GPA.

Only C is clearly stated in the argument.


You are right!Neelabhmahesh, I got it. That's why I found A true, B also true, E also true, and ofcourse C. I am confused and this make me deadly mistake. I assumed that top3 > top10. Thank you!


I'm confused as to why anyone would assume the top third > Top tenth. I could understand if you assumed the top tenth > top third or am I missing something :?: . If someone told me they were in the top 10% and someone else told me they were in the top 33% I would always assume the top 10% was higher. Now in this case it possible for both to be in the top 1% which is why C is correct. I just want to make sure I'm clear since multiple people are assuming the opposite of what I would assume.
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Re: I6- Must be true! [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 14:53
clearly C.
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