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# GMAT Diagnostic Test Question 7

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09 Dec 2010, 13:43
Thank you. I will correct that. +1
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Guys, not sure if this has been said before, but I noticed this mistake (at least it appears to me as a mistake) in the OE:

The fifth fraction has the biggest numerator, not the third. I hope this helps. Awesome job, by the way, guys!

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Re: GMAT Diagnostic Test Question 7 [#permalink]

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28 Oct 2011, 22:51
Ans is E

I took a simple example
1/2 = 0.5
now add 2 to both numerator and denominator
3/4 = 0.75
now again add 2 to both numerator and denominator
5/6 = 0.83

so as the N and D increases the value also increases. So based on this hypothesis, E is the correct choice.
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06 Feb 2012, 10:03
Easy question ..but it is so deceptive ..i got petrified by the large number .should have analyzed it carefully !!
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08 Feb 2013, 01:04
This is something new for me to learn. Thank you
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09 Feb 2013, 14:26
Can someone explain why the answer here is E ?

Which of the following numbers is the greatest?

A 1876452/1876455
B1883446/1883449
C1883453/1883456
D1883456/1883459
E 1883491/1883494
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10 Feb 2013, 02:35
anartey wrote:
Can someone explain why the answer here is E ?

Which of the following numbers is the greatest?

A 1876452/1876455
B1883446/1883449
C1883453/1883456
D1883456/1883459
E 1883491/1883494

Merging similar topics. Please refer to the solutions provided.

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22 Aug 2013, 06:59
Bunuel wrote:
anartey wrote:
Can someone explain why the answer here is E ?

Which of the following numbers is the greatest?

A 1876452/1876455
B1883446/1883449
C1883453/1883456
D1883456/1883459
E 1883491/1883494

Merging similar topics. Please refer to the solutions provided.

Why the answer is not C

For example if we take 40 then 1/2 is always larger than 1/4 isin't?

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22 Aug 2013, 07:04
prateekbhatt wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
anartey wrote:
Can someone explain why the answer here is E ?

Which of the following numbers is the greatest?

A 1876452/1876455
B1883446/1883449
C. 1883453/1883456
D1883456/1883459
E 1883491/1883494

Merging similar topics. Please refer to the solutions provided.

Why the answer is not C

For example if we take 40 then 1/2 is always larger than 1/4 isin't?

Exact results:
C. 1883453/1883456=0.99999840718...
E. 1883491/1883494=0.99999840721...
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22 Aug 2013, 07:07
Bunuel wrote:

A 1876452/1876455
B1883446/1883449
C. 1883453/1883456
D1883456/1883459
E 1883491/1883494

Why the answer is not C

For example if we take 40 then 1/2 is always larger than 1/4 isin't?
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Alright

But if we take 1/2 of 40 = 20 and 1/4 of 40= 10 then 1/2> than 1/4.
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22 Aug 2013, 07:20
prateekbhatt wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

A 1876452/1876455
B1883446/1883449
C. 1883453/1883456
D1883456/1883459
E 1883491/1883494

Why the answer is not C

For example if we take 40 then 1/2 is always larger than 1/4 isin't?

Alright

But if we take 1/2 of 40 = 20 and 1/4 of 40= 10 then 1/2> than 1/4.

What does your example has to do with the question?
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22 Aug 2013, 07:29
Bunuel wrote:
prateekbhatt wrote:
Bunuel wrote:

A 1876452/1876455
B1883446/1883449
C. 1883453/1883456
D1883456/1883459
E 1883491/1883494

Why the answer is not C

For example if we take 40 then 1/2 is always larger than 1/4 isin't?

Alright

But if we take 1/2 of 40 = 20 and 1/4 of 40= 10 then 1/2> than 1/4.

What does your example has to do with the question?

Well i was thinking that this fraction should hold true for any given number.
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29 Jan 2014, 02:33
I can easily notice the gap between the numerators and denominators of the mentioned fractions are the same. So that I just pick the highest numerator and denominator to get the highest number, which is the answer D.
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