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# Of the following, which best approximates

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Of the following, which best approximates [#permalink]  02 Feb 2008, 23:56
Of the following, which best approximates

(0.1667)(0.8333)(0.3333)
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(0.2222)(0.6667)(0.1250) ?

1. 2.00
2. 2.40
3. 2.43
4. 2.50
5. 3.43

how to solve this particular type of prob ? there must be sme easier way out ?
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Re: how to solve ? [#permalink]  03 Feb 2008, 07:32
(0.1667) = 1/6
(0.8333) = 1 - 1/6 = 5/6
(0.3333) = 1/3

(0.6667) = 2/3
(0.2222) = ( .6667/ 3) = 2/3 / 3 = 2/9
(0.1250) = 1/8

Therfore replacing

0.1667)(0.8333)(0.3333)
-------------------------
(0.2222)(0.6667)(0.1250)

1/6 * 5/6 * 1/3 * 9/2 * 3/2 * 8 = 2.5
Re: how to solve ?   [#permalink] 03 Feb 2008, 07:32
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