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(1) When d is rounded to the nearest tenth, the result is 0.5. This statement implies that \(0.45\leq{d}<0.55\). Not sufficient.

(2) When d is rounded to the nearest integer, the result is 1. d cannot be less than 0.5 because in this case 1 won't be the nearest integer. Sufficient.

1) d can be any number between 0.45 to .54 --- >Insufficient 2) d can be any number greater than or equal to 0.5-->Sufficient Answer B
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(1) When d is rounded to the nearest tenth, the result is 0.5. (2) When d is rounded to the nearest integer, the result is 1.

Solution:

We are given that d is a decimal, and we need to determine whether d is greater than or equal to 0.5.

Statement One Alone:

When d is rounded to the nearest tenth, the result is 0.5.

Using the information in statement one, we can get a multitude of values for d.

For example, d can be 0.51, and 0.51 is greater than or equal to 0.5.

In another case, d can be 0.49, but 0.49 is not greater than or equal to 0.5.

Statement one is not sufficient to answer the question. We can eliminate answer choices A and D.

Statement Two Alone:

When d is rounded to the nearest integer, the result is 1.

In order for d to be rounded to 1 (when rounded to the nearest integer), the value of d must be at least 0.5. Statement two is sufficient to answer the question.

The answer is B.
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