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(1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) is including in which of
the following ranges?

A. 0 ~ (1/5)
B. (1/5) ~ (1/4)
C. (1/4)~(1/3)
D. (1/3)~(1/2)
E. (1/2)~1

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MathRevolution wrote:
(1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) is including in which of
the following ranges?

A. 0 ~ (1/5)
B. (1/5) ~ (1/4)
C. (1/4)~(1/3)
D. (1/3)~(1/2)
E. (1/2)~1

Hi..
You don't have to start Adding..
Just find the ATLEAST value..
Here the SUM has to be GREATER than 10 times lowest value= 10*1/20=1/2
So sum >1/2

Only E fits in..
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Expression that we need to find the range is $${(\frac{1}{11})+(\frac{1}{12})+……+(\frac{1}{19})+(\frac{1}{20})}$$

The minimum range of that expression is $$\frac{1}{20}+\frac{1}{20}$$... total 10 times
Therefore the value of that minimum expression is greater than $$\frac{10}{20}$$ or $$\frac{1}{2}$$

Similarly the range for maximum value is $$\frac{10}{11} = 0.91$$(approximately)

Hence the range for the expression must be $$\frac{1}{2}$$ < expression < 1(Option E)
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pushpitkc wrote:
Expression that we need to find the range is $${(\frac{1}{11})+(\frac{1}{12})+……+(\frac{1}{19})+(\frac{1}{20})}$$

The minimum range of that expression is $$\frac{1}{20}+\frac{1}{20}$$... total 10 times
Therefore the value of that minimum expression is greater than $$\frac{10}{20}$$ or $$\frac{1}{2}$$

Similarly the range for maximum value is $$\frac{10}{11} = 0.91$$(approximately)

Hence the range for the expression must be $$\frac{1}{2}$$ < expression < 1(Option E)

Hi,

How are you deriving the minimum range as 1/20+1/20... ?
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kunalsinghNS wrote:

Hi,

How are you deriving the minimum range as 1/20+1/20... ?

We have a total of 10 elements in the expression.
The minimum range can be got by adding the smallest number
10 times.

Since 1/20 is the smallest number in the expression,
adding the number to the itself 10 times will give you the
smallest number possible(1/20 = 0.05)
When added 10 times to itself, 0.05*10 = 0.5 = 1/2!

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This explained method is not bad ..we can extract result from by multiply 10/20 for higher range and 10/11 for lower range...but it is a tricky solution

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=> (1/20) < (1/11), (1/20) < (1/12), …, (1/20) < (1/19).
(1/20) + (1/20) + … + (1/20) < (1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20)
(1/20)*10 < (1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20)
(1/2) < (1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20)

(1/11) < (1/10), (1/12) < (1/10), … , (1/20) < (1/10)
(1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) < (1/10) + (1/10) + … + (1/10) = 1

Thus, 1/2 < (1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) < 1

Ans: E
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MathRevolution wrote:
(1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) is including in which of
the following ranges?

A. 0 ~ (1/5)
B. (1/5) ~ (1/4)
C. (1/4)~(1/3)
D. (1/3)~(1/2)
E. (1/2)~1

(1/20)+(1/20)+......+(1/20)+(1/20) < (1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) < (1/10)+(1/10)+......+(1/10)+(1/10)
-> 10/20 < (1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) < 10/10
-> 1/2 <(1/11)+(1/12)+……+(1/19)+(1/20) < 1

Answer E
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