Hi All,

To start, this question is a 'lift' of an Official question (and it's based on the exact same concepts):

https://gmatclub.com/forum/if-s-is-the- ... 24847.htmlBased on the wording of the prompt, you might think that you should add up the fractions 1/91 + 1/92 + .... 1/100, but the GMAT would NEVER require that you do that math. Instead, lets do some real basic estimation of what that sum would be LESS than and GREATER than.... Note that we're asked which of the three fractions is greater than 1/P...

There are 10 total fractions and 9 of them are GREATER than 1/100. So, at the 'lower end', let's just say that all 10 fractions are equal to 1/100 each....

(10)(1/100) = 10/100 = 1/10

Thus, we know that the sum of those 10 fractions will be GREATER than 1/10.

Similarly, we know that all 10 of those fractions are LESS than 1/90. So, at the 'higher end', let's just say that all 10 fractions are equal to 1/90 each...

(10)(1/90) = 10/90 = 1/9

Thus, we know that the sum of those 10 fractions will be LESS than 1/9.

Finally, we have to consider the value of 1/P. In simple terms, this requires us to 'invert' the fraction. Since 1/10 < P < 1/9, we know that 10 > 1/P > 9. Thus, only one of the three answers 'fits'....

Final Answer:

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