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Which of the following is equivalent to the statement that 0.5 is between 2/n and 3/n?

1<6

2<3

2<5

4<6

n>10
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D.

n has to be positive, so we get 6-n>0 and 4-n<0
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sparky wrote:
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n has to be positive, so we get 6-n>0 and 4-n<0


sparky, I am not sure if I follow this question, but according to your statement, n has to be positive. But if n > 0 then
2 < (1/2)n < 3, which means n has to be 5, then it should be C.
Can you be more brief
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sparky wrote:
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n has to be positive, so we get 6-n>0 and 4-n<0


sparky, I am not sure if I follow this question, but according to your statement, n has to be positive. But if n > 0 then
2 < (1/2)n < 3, which means n has to be 5, then it should be C.
Can you be more brief


(2 < (1/2)n < 3)*2 => 4<n<6
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no problem

n has to be positive, otherwise it;s not possible that 1/2<3/n
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i too marked D - but the OA is E
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i too marked D - but the OA is E


what is the original explanation?

2/10 and 3/10 < 1/2
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New post 29 Jun 2005, 14:17
I too arrived at the same solution as Sparky, but the OA, just flew right above my head.

Assuming n > 10 is the answer
then 2/10 > 0.5 > 3/10, but that can never be the case.

Could the OA be wrong??
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