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# GMAT prep: Fraction

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Updated on: 31 Jan 2009, 03:40
Hi everyone,

The question is a little bit hard to read..

((1001^2) - (999^2)) / ((101^2) - (99^2))

a) 10
b) 20
c) 40
d) 80
e) 100

What is a shortcut way of answering this question?

Thanks

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Originally posted by ongste on 31 Jan 2009, 03:15.
Last edited by ongste on 31 Jan 2009, 03:40, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: GMAT prep: Fraction  [#permalink]

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31 Jan 2009, 03:31
ongste wrote:
Hi everyone,

The question is a little bit hard to read..

((1000^2) - (999^2)) / ((101^2) - (99^2))

a) 10
b) 20
c) 40
d) 80
e) 100

What is a shortcut way of answering this question?

Thanks

=(1000-999)(1000+999)/[(101-99)(101+99)
=1999/[2*2000]

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Re: GMAT prep: Fraction  [#permalink]

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31 Jan 2009, 03:39

Sorry, made a typing mistake.

I figured the question out immediately after posting it..

(x^2) - (y^2) = (x+y)(x-y)

Thanks for your help
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Re: GMAT prep: Fraction  [#permalink]

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31 Jan 2009, 06:17
ongste wrote:
:oops:

Sorry, made a typing mistake.

I figured the question out immediately after posting it..

(x^2) - (y^2) = (x+y)(x-y)

Thanks for your help

You're welcome
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Re: GMAT prep: Fraction  [#permalink]

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31 Jan 2009, 10:10
DavidArchuleta wrote:
ongste wrote:
Hi everyone,

The question is a little bit hard to read..

((1000^2) - (999^2)) / ((101^2) - (99^2))

a) 10
b) 20
c) 40
d) 80
e) 100

What is a shortcut way of answering this question?

Thanks

=(1000-999)(1000+999)/[(101-99)(101+99)
=1999/[2*2000]

Shouldn't this be (1001 + 999) (1001 - 999) / (101 + 99) (101 - 99) ?

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