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What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z?

(1) The tenths digit is 100z is 2
(2) The units digit of 1,000z is 2
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What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z?

Let's say \(z=a.bcd\). The hundredths digit of z would be the value of \(c\). So the question is \(c=?\)

(1) The tenths digit is 100z is 2 --> \(100z=100*a.bcd=abc.d\) --> the tenths digit of \(100z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(2) The units digit of 1,000z is 2 --> \(1000z=1000*a.bcd=abcd\) --> the units digit of \(1000z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(1)+(2) No new info, only the value of \(d\) is known. Not sufficient.

Answer: E.

Note: 1234.567

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2 - HUNDREDS
3 - TENS
4 - UNITS
. - decimal point
5 - TENTHS
6 - HUNDREDTHS
7 - THOUSANDTHS
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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 12:08
I am sure Bunuel's explanation should have cleared your doubts, if there was any. But I pretty much followed the same what Bunuel explained.

Z = A.bcde

From stem, we should be able to find the value of 'c'

1. 100Z = A.bcde * 100 = Abc.de => tenth digit of 100z = d = 2, Not Sufficient to find the value of C
2. 100Z = A.bcde * 1000 = Abcd.e => units digit of 1000Z = d = 2, Not Sufficient to find the value of C

Both 1 and 2 are talking about 1000th digit of Z, which is Z. Hence, together 1 and 2, as well, we can not find the value of 100th digit of Z.

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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 03:11
silly mistake went for hundred digit not hundredth
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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 20:19
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What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z?

Let's say \(z=a.bcd\). The hundredths digit would be the value of \(c\). So the question is \(c=?\)

(1) The tenths digit is 100z is 2 --> \(100z=100*a.bcd=abc.d\) --> the tenths digit of \(100z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(2) The units digit of 1,000z is 2 --> \(1000z=1000*a.bcd=abcd\) --> the units digit of \(1000z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(1)+(2) No new info, only the value of \(d\) is known. Not sufficient.

Answer: E.


When the question asks hundredths digit of the decimal z? , in that case, for example, \(z=xyz.bcd\)

x = hundredth digit
c = hundredth digit


How did you assume that the question is asking for C and not for X?
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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 10 May 2010, 20:30
When the question asks hundredths digit of the decimal z? , in that case, for example,

\(z= xyz.bcd\)
x = hundredth digit
c = hundredth digit

How did you assume that the question is asking for C and not for X?


it is ....(Hundreds)(Tens)(Units).(tenths)(Hundredths)......

x = Hundreds digit
c = hundredths digit
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3. What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z?

(1) The tenths digit of 100z is 2
(2) The units digits of 100z is 2

Let the number, z be x.abcde. We need to find the hundredths digit of the decimal z which is the value of b.
Statement 1: 100z = xab.cde Given the tenth digit of 100z is 2 and hence c is 2.

Statement 2: 100z = xab.cde. Given the units digits of 100z is 2 and hence b is 2.

Statement 2 is alone sufficient to answer this question. Answer B.
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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2011, 07:48
Let z = p.qr2s

(1)
100z = pqr.2s

We don't know "s".

(2)
1000z = pqr2.s

we don't know "s'

(1) and (2)

We don't know s.

Answer - E
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Re: What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z? [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2014, 06:06
If it is asking for what is the hundredths digit of decimal z, isn't z just a digit between 0-9? In that case, isn't isn't any other digit besides the units digit of z=0? e.g. z= 09.00?

Let's assume z=9

1) 100z = 900.00; tenths digit = 0
2) 1000z = 9000.00; units digit = 0

D both alone are sufficient.
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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2014, 06:11
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What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z?

Let's say \(z=a.bcd\). The hundredths digit of z would be the value of \(c\). So the question is \(c=?\)

(1) The tenths digit is 100z is 2 --> \(100z=100*a.bcd=abc.d\) --> the tenths digit of \(100z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(2) The units digit of 1,000z is 2 --> \(1000z=1000*a.bcd=abcd\) --> the units digit of \(1000z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(1)+(2) No new info, only the value of \(d\) is known. Not sufficient.

Answer: E.

Note: 1234.567

1 - THOUSANDS
2 - HUNDREDS
3 - TENS
4 - UNITS
. - decimal point
5 - TENTHS
6 - HUNDREDTHS
7 - THOUSANDTHS


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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2014, 06:16
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What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z?

Let's say \(z=a.bcd\). The hundredths digit of z would be the value of \(c\). So the question is \(c=?\)

(1) The tenths digit is 100z is 2 --> \(100z=100*a.bcd=abc.d\) --> the tenths digit of \(100z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(2) The units digit of 1,000z is 2 --> \(1000z=1000*a.bcd=abcd\) --> the units digit of \(1000z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(1)+(2) No new info, only the value of \(d\) is known. Not sufficient.



Think I may just not understand what a decimal is. Why is decimal z not just a number from 0-9? Decimal z ≠ a digit?
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What is the hundredths digit of the decimal z?

Let's say \(z=a.bcd\). The hundredths digit of z would be the value of \(c\). So the question is \(c=?\)

(1) The tenths digit is 100z is 2 --> \(100z=100*a.bcd=abc.d\) --> the tenths digit of \(100z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(2) The units digit of 1,000z is 2 --> \(1000z=1000*a.bcd=abcd\) --> the units digit of \(1000z\) is the value of \(d\). So \(d=2\). Not sufficient to calculate \(c\).

(1)+(2) No new info, only the value of \(d\) is known. Not sufficient.



Think I may just not understand what a decimal is. Why is decimal z not just a number from 0-9? Decimal z ≠ a digit?


I think you should brush up fundamentals. Decimals and digits are not the same thing.

Decimal is a numbers that fall in between integers and expressed in terms of place value. For example, 3.4 , 1.7777, 7.8, ... are all decimals.

While digits are numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Hope it helps.
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Re: GMAT PREP (DS) [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2014, 22:50
Let us say number is 0.abcd and the question asks the value of b?

Statement I is insufficient:

100z = ab.cd which says c = 2

Statement II is insufficient

1000z = abc.d which again says c = 2

Even by combining we are getting c = 2.

Answer is E.
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