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What is the tenths digit in the decimal representation of a certain number?

(1) The number is less than $$\frac{1}{3}$$.
(2) The number is greater than $$\frac{1}{4}$$.

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20 Apr 2009, 05:10
i think it is E

The number can be from 0.25XXXXX
to 0.33XXXXX

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22 Apr 2009, 00:28
aharonm wrote:
i think it is E

The number can be from 0.25XXXXX
to 0.33XXXXX

Question asks for tenths digit. Isn't this the first digit to the right of the decimal point?
Don't you have to round to the tenth?
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23 Apr 2009, 09:57
1) the number is less than 0.33333333333

the tenth digit can be 3, 2, 1 or zero

2) the number is greater than 0.25

the tenth digit can be 3,4, 5 ....... if you round, if you do not round then it can be 2,3,4,5.......

combining the two

number is less than 0.3333333 but greater than 0.25
if you round the number to nearest tenth digit it is always 3 if you do not round then it is either 2 or 3. So the answer can be C or E depending upon if you round or not.
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27 Apr 2009, 20:58
.25<n<.33

so tenths digit can either be 2 or 3 since the question DOES NOT ask us to round

so E
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20 Oct 2011, 11:54
Has to be E. Nothing is said about rounding, hence the answer can be either 2 or 3 after using both statements.
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02 May 2014, 20:18
aharonm wrote:
i think it is E

The number can be from 0.25XXXXX
to 0.33XXXXX

I think the right answer should be C because from 0.25xxxx till 0.3, the Tenths digit will always be 2.
Please someone explain if I am wrong!

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aharonm wrote:
i think it is E

The number can be from 0.25XXXXX
to 0.33XXXXX

I think the right answer should be C because from 0.25xxxx till 0.3, the Tenths digit will always be 2.
Please someone explain if I am wrong!

Sharmita

No, the correct answer is E, not C.

What is the tenths digit in the decimal representation of a certain number?

(1) The number is less than 1/3.

(2) The number is greater than 1/4.

Each statement alone is clearly insufficient. When taken together we have 0.25<x<0.333.... Hence the tenths digit can be 2 (for example if x= 0.251) or 3 (for example if x=0.3). Not sufficient.

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