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Number greater and less than... [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2009, 23:53
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38 69 22 73 31 47 13 82

Which of the following numbers is greater than three fourths of the numbers but less than one fourth of the numbers in the list above?

A) 56
B) 68
C) 69
D) 71
E) 73
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Re: Number greater and less than... [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 10:46
Yes this is very simple. Ans D

I think the fastest way is just to write the number is order and you see there are 8 of them. So it has to be between the 6th & 7th numbers.
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Re: Number greater and less than... [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 12:11
I still did not understand the 1/4 part of the question.
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Re: Number greater and less than... [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 17:02
Quote:
38 69 22 73 31 47 13 82

Which of the following numbers is greater than three fourths of the numbers but less than one fourth of the numbers in the list above?

A) 56
B) 68
C) 69
D) 71
E) 73


38 69 22 73 31 47 13 82

This can sorted into:
13 22 31 38 47 69 73 82

three fourth of the numbers:
13 22 31 38 47 69

one fourth of the numbers:
73 82

71 is the right answer.

Hope it helps...
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Re: Number greater and less than... [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 11:15
got it.. thanks vannu
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Re: Number greater and less than... [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 10:49
joyseychow wrote:
38 69 22 73 31 47 13 82

Which of the following numbers is greater than three fourths of the numbers but less than one fourth of the numbers in the list above?

A) 56
B) 68
C) 69
D) 71
E) 73


Arrange the numbers in ascending order:
13, 22, 31, 38, 47, 69, 73, 82 (Just cross check the count to ensure that you didn't miss anything)

How many numbers do we see?
8, alright.

What's (1/4)8?
2.

What's (3/4)8?
6.

We're asked to find a number that are greater than 6 numbers in the list AND smaller than the remaining two.
13, 22, 31, 38, 47, 69, 73, 82

13, 22, 31, 38, 47, 69: Find a number greater than any of these numbers.
73, 82: Find a number smaller than any of these numbers.

Only 71 fits the description.

Ans: "D"
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Re: Number greater and less than... [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 10:58
yea/... a simple D!
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