Author 
Message 
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 40991
Kudos [?]:
119092
[13]
, given: 12014

Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:11
13
This post received KUDOS
Expert's post
62
This post was BOOKMARKED
The next set of PS questions. I'll post OA's with detailed explanations after some discussion. Please, post your solutions along with the answers.1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?
I. 63 II. 126 III. 252A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II and III Solution: freshmeat15104680.html#p12153182. Set S contains 7 different letters. How many subsets of set S, including an empty set, contain at most 3 letters?A. 29 B. 56 C. 57 D. 63 E. 64 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p12153233. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?A. 16 B. 27 C. 31 D. 32 E. 64 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p12153294. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of positive perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p12153355. Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1?A. 15 B. 17 C. 19 D. 33 E. 39 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p12153386. If the least common multiple of a positive integer x, 4^3 and 6^5 is 6^6. Then x can take how many values?A. 1 B. 6 C. 7 D. 30 E. 36 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p12153457. The greatest common divisor of two positive integers is 25. If the sum of the integers is 350, then how many such pairs are possible?A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p12153498. The product of a positive integer x and 377,910 is divisible by 3,300, then the least value of x is:A. 10 B. 11 C. 55 D. 110 E. 330 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p12153599. What is the 101st digit after the decimal point in the decimal representation of 1/3 + 1/9 + 1/27 + 1/37?A. 0 B. 1 C. 5 D. 7 E. 8 Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p121536710. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?
I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None Solution: freshmeat151046100.html#p1215370Kudos points for each correct solution!!!
_________________
New to the Math Forum? Please read this: Ultimate GMAT Quantitative Megathread  All You Need for Quant  PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 12 Rules for Posting!!! Resources: GMAT Math Book  Triangles  Polygons  Coordinate Geometry  Factorials  Circles  Number Theory  Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets  PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders  GMAT Prep Software Analysis  SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS)  Tricky questions from previous years.
Collection of Questions: PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.
What are GMAT Club Tests? Extrahard Quant Tests with Brilliant Analytics

Kudos [?]:
119092
[13]
, given: 12014


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[3]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:28
3
This post received KUDOS
1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?
I. 63 II. 126 III. 252
Side square = 15x \(AreaS = \frac{15^2}{2}x^2\) Diagonals= 9x, 11x\(AreaR = \frac{11*9*x^2}{2}\) Difference = \(\frac{15^2x^211*9x^2}{2}= \frac{126x^2}{2}= 63x^2\) \(63=3*3*7\) if x=1 diff = 63 possible and easy to see \(126=2*3*3*7\) x sould be \(\sqrt{2}\) => no integer \(252=2*2*3*3*7\) x=2 possible IMO D. I and III only
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[3]
, given: 219


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:31
1
This post received KUDOS
2. Set S contains 7 different letters. How many subsets of set S, including an empty set, contain at most 3 letters?At most 3 letters = 0 letters or 1 letter or 2 letters or 3 letters 0=1 1=7C1=7 2=7C2=21 3=7C3=35 \(1+7+21+35=64\) IMO E. 64
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[2]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:34
2
This post received KUDOS
3. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?It's like asking how many subsets has {1,2,3,4,5} \(2^5=32\) IMO D. 32
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[2]
, given: 219


Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 629
Kudos [?]:
1288
[2]
, given: 136

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:35
2
This post received KUDOS
1
This post was BOOKMARKED
5. Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1? A. 15 B. 17 C. 19 D. 33 E. 39 18! and 18!+1 are consecutive integers, thus coprime. All options apart from C are present in 18!. Thus 19 is the only factor present in 18!+1. C.
_________________
All that is equal and notDeep Dive Inequality
Hit and Trial for Integral Solutions

Kudos [?]:
1288
[2]
, given: 136


Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 629
Kudos [?]:
1288
[1]
, given: 136

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:47
1
This post received KUDOS
1
This post was BOOKMARKED
4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range: A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38 The no of primes less than 30 = 10 primes. Also,the number of perfect squares less than 30 = 1,4,9,16,25 = 5. Thus, for 31<x<37, the total sum is 16. C.
_________________
All that is equal and notDeep Dive Inequality
Hit and Trial for Integral Solutions

Kudos [?]:
1288
[1]
, given: 136


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:49
1
This post received KUDOS
4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:perfect squares = 1 4 9 16 25 36 prime numbers = 2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 19 31 37 The first number that makes f(x) + g(x) = 16 is 32 and the last is 36 IMO C. 31 < x < 37
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219


Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 629
Kudos [?]:
1288
[2]
, given: 136

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:55
2
This post received KUDOS
1
This post was BOOKMARKED
7. The greatest common divisor of two positive integers is 25. If the sum of the integers is 350, then how many such pairs are possible? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5 The two numbers can be represented as 25a and 25b, where a and b are coprime.Also, 25(a+b) = 350 > (a+b) = 14 Thus, a=1,b=13 or a=3,b=11 or a=9,b=5. C.
_________________
All that is equal and notDeep Dive Inequality
Hit and Trial for Integral Solutions
Last edited by mau5 on 18 Apr 2013, 02:11, edited 2 times in total.

Kudos [?]:
1288
[2]
, given: 136


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 06:58
1
This post received KUDOS
1
This post was BOOKMARKED
6. If the least common multiple of a positive integer x, 4^3 and 6^5 is 6^6. Then x can take how many values?\(2^6, 2^5*3^5,2^6*3^6\) and \(x\) \(x\) MUST have a \(3^6\) and can have any \(2^n\) with \(0\leq{n}\leq{6}\). So x can have \(7\) values IMO C. 7
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219


Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 629
Kudos [?]:
1288
[1]
, given: 136

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 07:01
1
This post received KUDOS
8. The product of a positive integer x and 377,910 is divisible by 3,300, then the least value of x is: A. 10 B. 11 C. 55 D. 110 E. 330 We know that 377910 is not divisible by 11. Also, 3300 = 3*11*5^2*2^2. Now, as 377910 is divisible by 30, we are left with 11,5,2.Thus, the least value of x = 11*5*2 = 110. D.
_________________
All that is equal and notDeep Dive Inequality
Hit and Trial for Integral Solutions

Kudos [?]:
1288
[1]
, given: 136


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 07:04
1
This post received KUDOS
2
This post was BOOKMARKED
7. The greatest common divisor of two positive integers is 25. If the sum of the integers is 350, then how many such pairs are possible?\(GMD = 5^2\) the numbers are \(5^2k\) and \(5^2q\) where q and k do not share any factor \(25k+25q=350\) \(25(k+q)=350\) \(k+q=14\) The possible numbers that summed give us 14 are: 1+13, 2+12,... those however must have no factor in common and those pairs are:1+13,3+11,5+9 IMO C.3
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 07:11
1
This post received KUDOS
8. The product of a positive integer x and 377,910 is divisible by 3,300, then the least value of x is:\(3,300=3*11*2*5*2*5\) \(377,910=37791*2*5\) \(377,910*x/3300=\frac{37791*2*5*x}{3*11*2*5*2*5}\) Now x must contain 2*5, because 37791 is divisible by 3 x must not contain a 3, because 37791 is not divisible by 11 x must have it. \(x=2*5*11=110\) IMO D. 110
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219


Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 629
Kudos [?]:
1288
[0], given: 136

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 07:15
10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true? I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0 A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None From the given inequality, for any y and x=1, we would have x^y = 1. Also, for any x(and not equal to 0) and y = 0, we would again have the same inequality.
_________________
All that is equal and notDeep Dive Inequality
Hit and Trial for Integral Solutions

Kudos [?]:
1288
[0], given: 136


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[0], given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 07:20
10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?I. x=1 False \(100^0=1\) II. x=1 and y=0 False \(2^0=1\) III. x=1 or y=0 True Infact there are two cases: every number with a 0 exponent equals 1, and 1 raised to any exp equals 1. IMO C. III only
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[0], given: 219


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 07:23
1
This post received KUDOS
2
This post was BOOKMARKED
5. Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1?\(18!\) and \(18!+1\) are consecutives so they do not share any factor (except 1). A,B,D and E are factors of \(18!\) (ie:\(33=3*11\) both contained in \(18!\)) IMO C.19
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[1]
, given: 219


VP
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1122
Kudos [?]:
2240
[2]
, given: 219
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 07:38
2
This post received KUDOS
2
This post was BOOKMARKED
9. What is the 101st digit after the decimal point in the decimal representation of 1/3 + 1/9 + 1/27 + 1/37?1/3=0.333 1/9=0.333/3=0.111 1/27=0.037 and then repeats 1/37=0.027 and then repeats We can work on the first 3 digits: 0.111+0.333+0.027+0.037=0.508 After the 0 we have at first place a 5, second a 0, third an 8; and so on 4th=5, 5th=0, 6th=8. Every 10th position we have a "change" 10th=5 20th=0 30th=8 and so on 100th=5 and finally 101st=0 IMO A.0 Thanks for the set Bunuel!
_________________
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
Kant , Critique of Pure Reason Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture  Review: MGMAT workshop Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0  Questions: Verbal challenge SC III CR New SC set out !! , My QuantRules for Posting in the Verbal Forum  Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Kudos [?]:
2240
[2]
, given: 219


Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 10 Oct 2012
Posts: 629
Kudos [?]:
1288
[1]
, given: 136

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 09:28
1
This post received KUDOS
9. What is the 101st digit after the decimal point in the decimal representation of 1/3 + 1/9 + 1/27 + 1/37? A. 0 B. 1 C. 5 D. 7 E. 8 1/37 = 27/999= 0.027(recurring) 1/27 = 37/999 = 0.037(recurring) 1/9 = 0.111(recurring) 1/3 = 0.333(recurring) The total = 0.508(recurring) Thus the next 2 digits after the 99th digit = 5 then 0. A.
_________________
All that is equal and notDeep Dive Inequality
Hit and Trial for Integral Solutions

Kudos [?]:
1288
[1]
, given: 136


Manager
Joined: 11 Jun 2010
Posts: 84
Kudos [?]:
18
[1]
, given: 17

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 10:15
1
This post received KUDOS
Q2.
# Empty Set = 1 # Sets with 1 element = 7C1 = 7 # Sets with 2 elements = 7C2 = 21 # Sets with 3 elements = 7C3 = 35
# Subsets containing at most 3 letters = 1 + 7 + 21 + 35 = 64 Ans E

Kudos [?]:
18
[1]
, given: 17


Manager
Joined: 11 Jun 2010
Posts: 84
Kudos [?]:
18
[1]
, given: 17

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 10:20
1
This post received KUDOS
1
This post was BOOKMARKED
Q3:
With 6 different elements in a set, total number of subsets = 2^6 = 64 With 5 different elements in a set, total number of subsets = 2^5 = 32 Hence from set of 6, if we do not include 0 in any set, that would be equivalent to considering just 5 elements out of 6 sets and how many subsets can be obtained from 5 elements. that should be 2^5 = 32 sub sets. And D

Kudos [?]:
18
[1]
, given: 17


Manager
Joined: 11 Jun 2010
Posts: 84
Kudos [?]:
18
[0], given: 17

Re: Fresh Meat!!! [#permalink]
Show Tags
17 Apr 2013, 10:24
Q4
f(n) = # perfect squares < n g(n)= # primes < n
we need f(n) + g(n) = 16
lets try with the options. A. x between 30 and 36 f(n) = 5. No of squares = 5 (1,4,9,16 and 25) g(n) = 11 (Primes are 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31) f(n) + g(n) = 16
hence A

Kudos [?]:
18
[0], given: 17






Go to page
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Next
[ 179 posts ]




