Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 20 Oct 2014, 13:51

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

there are a set of 5 positive integers. Sum of these

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 21 Sep 2004
Posts: 619
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

there are a set of 5 positive integers. Sum of these [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2004, 14:42
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:01) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
there are a set of 5 positive integers. Sum of these integers is not greater than 9. what is the greatest number of the these 5 integers?

(a) the arithmetic mean is 8/5.

(b) the median is 2.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Sep 2004
Posts: 166
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2004, 16:33
Is the ans C? Not too sure though but I will give it a try.

1. says mean is 8/5. That means that the summation of the figures is 8. Not suff on its own to answer the question.

2. Says that the median is 2. That means that the middle number is 2. Again insuff on its own to answer the question.

The 2 together: we know that middle number is 2 and the summation is 8. Therefore we have a total of 6 to play around with. After cracking my brain for a few secs, I came to the conclusion that the other numbers will be 1,1,2,2. So 2 is the largest number, hence my ans C.

Pls correct me if I am wrong. :wink:
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 31 Aug 2004
Posts: 609
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 03:17
I pick C too.

In addition to what said ninomoi, if the stem was "sum no greater than 8" then statement 2 would ne enough, greatest number being 2 (1,1,2,2,2). As 9 need also to be considered, 3 could be the greatest number so statement 2 is not enough...
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Nov 2004
Posts: 284
Location: Germany
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 11:33
AM of five positive integers = 8/5. This means their sum is 8.

Since all the integers are positive, let the first 4 be '1', then the largest possible integer could be '4'.
  [#permalink] 24 Nov 2004, 11:33
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Is the Sum of 5 different positive integers greater then 35? agentzap 5 05 Feb 2012, 08:32
2 Is the average of a set of 5 distinct positive integers { a shrive555 3 28 Sep 2011, 09:12
3 If there are 5 positive integers in Set B and the mean is jeeteshsingh 22 11 Mar 2010, 05:43
1 The sum of the first 100 positive integers is 5,050. What is jimmylow 2 05 Apr 2008, 21:23
How many 5-digit positive integers exist the sum of whose apollo168 5 05 Aug 2006, 05:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by

there are a set of 5 positive integers. Sum of these

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.