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Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159?

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Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159?  [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2003, 19:12
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Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159? :thanks

1) 314/ 100
2) 1,571/ 500
3) 3, 141/ 1000
4) 15,708/ 5000
5) 31415/ 10000

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Re: PS: Good Approximation [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2003, 19:16
Curly05 wrote:
Which of the following is closest in value to 3.1459?

1) 314/ 100
2) 1,571/ 500
3) 3, 141/ 1000
4) 15,708/ 5000
5) 31415/ 10000

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Are you sure the number you are trying to approximate is 3.1459? Or is the correct value 3.14159?
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Re: PS: Good Approximation [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2003, 23:38
Curly05 wrote:
Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159? :thanks

1) 314/ 100
2) 1,571/ 500
3) 3, 141/ 1000
4) 15,708/ 5000
5) 31415/ 10000

Best tactic for attacking these questions?


Answer is (4) (equals 3.14160) since its the closest in value to 3.14159, and is closer than choice (5) which is 3.14150
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Prashant? [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2003, 06:53
Getting back to you, these questions require some approach or shortcut way, they do not want you to divide out the question?
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