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# If a and b are integers and 9 < a < 21 and 19 < b < 31, what is the ra

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20 Jul 2015, 13:41
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If a and b are integers and 9 < a < 21 and 19 < b < 31, what is the range of the possible values for $$\frac{a}{b}$$?

A) $$\frac{12}{19}$$
B) $$\frac{120}{589}$$
C) $$\frac{12}{31}$$
D) $$\frac{2}{3}$$
E) $$\frac{480}{589}$$
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20 Jul 2015, 14:13
Mascarfi wrote:
If a and b are integers and 9 < a < 21 and 19 < b < 31, what is the range of the possible values for $$\frac{a}{b}$$?

A) $$\frac{12}{19}$$
B) $$\frac{120}{589}$$
C) $$\frac{12}{31}$$
D) $$\frac{2}{3}$$
E) $$\frac{480}{589}$$

How can range of possible values be just 1 value? Please check the question again.
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20 Jul 2015, 14:29
I thaught the same, thats why i put it here. A trap i have not yet found...

You have that they are integers, so the biggest possible value for a/b is the biggest value of a divided by the smallest value of b...20/20 = 1

...the smallest possible value for a/b is the smallest value of a divided by the biggest value of b...10/30= 1/3...

Then you have:

1 - (1/3) = 2/3
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20 Jul 2015, 14:36
Mascarfi wrote:
I thaught the same, thats why i put it here. A trap i have not yet found...

You have that they are integers, so the biggest possible value for a/b is the biggest value of a divided by the smallest value of b...20/20 = 1

...the smallest possible value for a/b is the smallest value of a divided by the biggest value of b...10/30= 1/3...

Then you have:

1 - (1/3) = 2/3

Ok . It makes sense now. I was too quick to jump the gun there. 2/3 does seem logical to me.
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20 Jul 2015, 15:22
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Range: Largest-Smallest

The largest number would have largest A value and smallest B value

A=20 B=20

20/20=1

Smallest value: smallest A value and largest B value
A=10 B= 30

1-(10/30)

30-10/30=20/30=2/3
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Re: If a and b are integers and 9 < a < 21 and 19 < b < 31, what is the ra  [#permalink]

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21 Jul 2015, 08:47
$$Range = Maximum(\frac{a}{b}) - Minimum(\frac{a}{b})$$

$$Maximum(\frac{a}{b})$$ is when $$a$$ is maximum and $$b$$ is minimum = $$\frac{20}{20} = 1$$.

$$Minimum(\frac{a}{b})$$ is when $$a$$ is minimum and $$b$$ is maximum = $$\frac{10}{30} = \frac{1}{3}$$.

Range = $$1 - \frac{1}{3} = \frac{2}{3}$$. Ans (D).
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