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If c and d are both integers, c>d, and 3c>19, then the largest value of d would be? A. 5 B. 6 C. 7 D. 8 E. 10 Source: EmpowerGMAT
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Engr2012 wrote: If c and d are both integers, c>d, and 3c>19, then the largest value of d would be? A. 5 B. 6 C. 7 D. 8 E. 10 Source: EmpowerGMATGiven: c and d are both integers and 3c>19. Whenever we talk about "greatest" values, only an inequality of the form \(a<X\) or \(a\leq{Y}\) will give the maximum value of a as either X1 or Y (for 'a' \(\in\) integer). Now, 3c>19 > 3c<19 > c<6.33 > the maximum value of c is 7 (as c MUST be an integer, given). As d<c and d is an integer , thus d<7 > d = 8 as the maximum value. D is the correct answer.



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Engr2012 wrote: If c and d are both integers, c>d, and 3c>19, then the largest value of d would be? A. 5 B. 6 C. 7 D. 8 E. 10 Source: EmpowerGMAT Given : d < cCONCEPT: For largest value of d, the value of c must be greatest3c > 19 i.e. 3c < 19 i.e. c < 19/3 i.e. c < 6.33 i.e. Largest Integer possible value of c which is less than 6.33 is 7 \(c_{max.} = 7\) and since d < c therefore Largest possible Integer Value of d is less than 7 i.e. 8 \(d_{max.} = 8\) Answer: Option D
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Re: If c and d are both integers, c>d, and 3c>19, then the largest value [#permalink]
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I am having trouble understanding why the maximum of D is 8. What about 10? If C>D, then D could be any number less than 7, so, the largest in the 5 answer choices is 10....?



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immanl wrote: I am having trouble understanding why the maximum of D is 8. What about 10? If C>D, then D could be any number less than 7, so, the largest in the 5 answer choices is 10....? No, your thinking is incorrect. When we know that c>d and c<6.33, the largest value of c can be 7 while if c=7, then largest value of d < 7 will be 8. For negative numbers, 7 > 8 and 8> 10 . You are right in saying that d can take any value less than 7 > d could be 8, 9, 10 .... and out of all these values, 8 is the greatest. Look at the numbers on the number line. For any 2 numbers, the ones on the right are greater than the ones on the left: .......11 10 9 8 7 6 5 ..... 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... (11< 10, 10< 8, 4< 5 etc). So, as per the question if d<c and c = 7 , then d's largest 'possible' value has to be 8. 10 is smaller than 8. Hope this helps.



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immanl wrote: I am having trouble understanding why the maximum of D is 8. What about 10? If C>D, then D could be any number less than 7, so, the largest in the 5 answer choices is 10....? 10 is LESS than 8 therefore 8 is the biggest value of d Any value towards the left on the Number line is smaller than the value to the right of the numberPlease refer the picture attached to see the numbers on the Number line
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Engr2012 wrote: immanl wrote: I am having trouble understanding why the maximum of D is 8. What about 10? If C>D, then D could be any number less than 7, so, the largest in the 5 answer choices is 10....? No, your thinking is incorrect. When we know that c>d and c<6.33, the largest value of c can be 7 while if c=7, then largest value of d < 7 will be 8. For negative numbers, 7 > 8 and 8> 10 . You are right in saying that d can take any value less than 7 > d could be 8, 9, 10 .... and out of all these values, 8 is the greatest. Look at the numbers on the number line. For any 2 numbers, the ones on the right are greater than the ones on the left: .......11 10 9 8 7 6 5 ..... 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... (11< 10, 10< 8, 4< 5 etc). So, as per the question if d<c and c = 7 , then d's largest 'possible' value has to be 8. 10 is smaller than 8. Hope this helps. Thank you! I dont know what i was thinking!



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