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# For any number X, {X} denotes the least non-negative number

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For any number X, {X} denotes the least non-negative number y such that X + Y is an integer. What is the value of 8.4 - {8.4}?

a) -0.4
b) 0
c) 0.6
d) 7.8
e) 8.0

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05 Sep 2013, 00:27
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fozzzy wrote:
For any number X, {X} denotes the least non-negative number y such that X + Y is an integer. What is the value of 8.4 - {8.4}?

a) -0.4
b) 0
c) 0.6
d) 7.8
e) 8.0

X + Y SHOULD BE NEAREST INTEGER.
8.4+Y = 9
Y= 0.6
THEREFORE
8.4 - {8.4}
$$8.4-0.6= 7.8$$
hence D
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05 Sep 2013, 00:35
I think there is more to explain {x} regarding that symbol, there is a similar question ( not exactly similar but similar concept) in OG 13 #104 DS. I'm confused about that part.
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05 Sep 2013, 00:44
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fozzzy wrote:
I think there is more to explain {x} regarding that symbol, there is a similar question ( not exactly similar but similar concept) in OG 13 #104 DS. I'm confused about that part.

When you are confused about such questions, you can pick numbers to get a feel:

Take the entire description literally : {x} lets assume x = 7.9. Now as per the definition, {7.9} is nothing but the least non-negative number(y)(note, it can be zero too) for which, x+y would be an integer. Thus, it is easy to see that {7.9} = 0.1. It could have been 1.1 also, had the question not mentioned that it is "the least number".

Hope this helps. You can also post that question specifically (the one in OG) to clear your doubt.
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I think there is more to explain {x} regarding that symbol, there is a similar question ( not exactly similar but similar concept) in OG 13 #104 DS. I'm confused about that part.

hi fozzy ,

just checked that qn from OG.

both have different definition for that symbol.

in this qn
{X} denotes the least non-negative number y such that X + Y is an integer
here number can be integer and non integer,but it must be non negative.
example if X = 8.2 then Y = 0.8
if X = 9 THEN Y = 0

HOPE IT HELPS
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23 Jan 2016, 07:48
fozzzy wrote:
For any number X, {X} denotes the least non-negative number y such that X + Y is an integer. What is the value of 8.4 - {8.4}?

a) -0.4
b) 0
c) 0.6
d) 7.8
e) 8.0

Bunel,

I understood this Q after a bit of struggle. So i would like to practice questions of similar type. Could you kindly share the link for such Q's?

Thanks,
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23 Jan 2016, 08:11
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ArunpriyanJ wrote:
fozzzy wrote:
For any number X, {X} denotes the least non-negative number y such that X + Y is an integer. What is the value of 8.4 - {8.4}?

a) -0.4
b) 0
c) 0.6
d) 7.8
e) 8.0

Bunel,

I understood this Q after a bit of struggle. So i would like to practice questions of similar type. Could you kindly share the link for such Q's?

Thanks,
A

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