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# For all numbers a and b, if the operation \$ is defined by a\$b = ab/2

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For all numbers a and b, if the operation \$ is defined by a\$b = ab/2, then 3\$(5\$8) =

A 10
B 20
C 30
D 40
E 60

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21 Jan 2019, 03:13
Bunuel wrote:
For all numbers a and b, if the operation \$ is defined by a\$b = ab/2, then 3\$(5\$8) =

A 10
B 20
C 30
D 40
E 60

Function: a\$b = ab/2.

Given,

3\$(5\$8)

5\$8 = 5*8/2 = 20.

3\$20 = 3*20 / 2 = 30.

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Re: For all numbers a and b, if the operation \$ is defined by a\$b = ab/2  [#permalink]

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21 Jan 2019, 08:49
Bunuel wrote:
For all numbers a and b, if the operation \$ is defined by a\$b = ab/2, then 3\$(5\$8) =

A 10
B 20
C 30
D 40
E 60

solve with given function relation
we get
a\$b = 30
IMO C
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21 Jan 2019, 09:49
Bunuel wrote:
For all numbers a and b, if the operation \$ is defined by a\$b = ab/2, then 3\$(5\$8) =

A 10
B 20
C 30
D 40
E 60

IMO C

Given a\$b = ab/2

3\$(5\$8) =?

5\$8 = 40/2 = 20

3\$(20) = 60/2 =30
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Re: For all numbers a and b, if the operation \$ is defined by a\$b = ab/2   [#permalink] 21 Jan 2019, 09:49
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