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# In a certain deck of cards, each card has a positive integer

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In a certain deck of cards, each card has a positive integer written on it, in a multiplication game a child draws a card and multiplies the integer on the card with the next large integer. If the each possible product is between 15 and 200, then the least and greatest integer on the card would be

A. 3 and 15
B. 3 and 20
C. 4 and 13
D. 4 and 14
E. 5 and 14
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In a certain deck of cards, each card has a positive integer written on it, in a multiplication game a child draws a card and multiplies the integer on the card with the next large integer. If the each possible product is between 15 and 200, then the least and greatest integer on the card would be

A. 3 and 15
B. 3 and 20
C. 4 and 13
D. 4 and 14
E. 5 and 14

Given: 15<x(x+1)<200.

Now, it's better to test the answer choices here rather than to solve:

If x=3 then x(x+1)=12<15 --> discard A and B;

If x=4 then x(x+1)=20>15 --> so, the least value is 4, discard E. Test for the largest value: if x=14 then x(x+1)=14*15=210>200 --> discard D.

Answer: C.

Else you could find that the greatest value is 13 and since only C offers it, then it must be correct.
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I found the wording a bit confusing, the child draws a card and multiplies it with the next large integer.

I didn't really get the idea that the card numbers were consecutive.
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24 Feb 2013, 04:39
IS this question a sub-600 level question?
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24 Feb 2013, 07:55
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IS this question a sub-600 level question?

I'd say its around 650.
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The part that was confusing to me was the wording, "If each possible product is between 15 and 200..." I took that to mean it had to be 15 at the lowest and 200 at the highest. Since there aren't any perimeters that fit those integers, it burnt up my time and left me frustrated. Learned and moved forward though.
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Hi All,

Since the answers to this question are numbers, I'm going to TEST THE ANSWERS.

We're told that, after drawing a card, you must multiply the number on the card by the next larger integer and end up with a number between 15 and 200. We're asked for the smallest and largest possible numbers on the cards.

IF the number was 3, then…
3(4) = 12, which is NOT between 15 and 200. Eliminate A and B.

IF the number was 4, then…
4(5) = 20, which IS between 15 and 200. Eliminate E.

Now, on to the biggest number:

IF the number was 13, then…
13(14) = 182
IF the number was 14, then…
14(15) = 210

So, 14 is TOO BIG.

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I found the wording a bit confusing, the child draws a card and multiplies it with the next large integer.

I didn't really get the idea that the card numbers were consecutive.

Agreed. I couldn't think of anything other the next consecutive integer and hence used that. Wasn't completely sure but the answer options made sense with this assumption.

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The part that was confusing to me was the wording, "If each possible product is between 15 and 200..." I took that to mean it had to be 15 at the lowest and 200 at the highest. Since there aren't any perimeters that fit those integers, it burnt up my time and left me frustrated. Learned and moved forward though.

Between could mean either - including the extremes or excluding the extremes. It is usually specified when you do need to know it. 15 cannot be represented as a product of two consecutive integers and hence you know that the extremes are not included. Hence giving this information here was no essential.

Another Method:
Look for the square root - 15 square root will be 3.something but 3*4 = 12 (which does not lie in 15 to 200). So 4 must be the smallest integer.
200 square root will be 14.something because 14^2 = 196. 14*15 will be more than 200 so the largest number must be 13.

Answer (C)
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Hi,

Im not sure what am I missing in the following logic.

As the question tells that the possible product is going to be between 15 and 200. The lowest pair will be 4 and 5 (4*5=20) and the largest pair is going to be 13 & 14 (13*14=182). Since the question asks " LEAST and GREATEST integers on the cards could be .." - I chose option D since - the least number will be 4 and the greatest 14. What am I missing?

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Hi,

Im not sure what am I missing in the following logic.

As the question tells that the possible product is going to be between 15 and 200. The lowest pair will be 4 and 5 (4*5=20) and the largest pair is going to be 13 & 14 (13*14=182). Since the question asks " LEAST and GREATEST integers on the cards could be .." - I chose option D since - the least number will be 4 and the greatest 14. What am I missing?

Thanks!

14 cannot be written on the card because in this case 14*(14+1) = 210 > 200.
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27 Nov 2016, 17:20
Easiest way to solve - play with the answers provided until you find one that meets what the question is asking for

3x4=12, which is too low --> therefore we know (4x5=20) 4 will be the correct value to have on the left hand side of the range we are looking for

13x14=182
14x15=210 (too high)

From these two equations we know that 13 will be the value on the RHS because when 13 is multiplied by the next integer it is within the range asked for in the problem. When 14 is multiplied by 15 (the next integer), it exceeds the range.

Thus, our answer will be 4 and 13.

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I found the wording a bit confusing, the child draws a card and multiplies it with the next large integer.

I didn't really get the idea that the card numbers were consecutive.

Yes and I thought the question is talking about the next larger integer on the other card.

Hence, I thought the answer was 14 as the largest number.
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27 Feb 2018, 10:28
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Spunkerspawn wrote:
I found the wording a bit confusing, the child draws a card and multiplies it with the next large integer.

I didn't really get the idea that the card numbers were consecutive.

Yes and I thought the question is talking about the next larger integer on the other card.

Hence, I thought the answer was 14 as the largest number.

14 cannot be written on the card because in this case 14*(14+1) = 210 > 200.
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Bunuel wrote:
Nived wrote:
Spunkerspawn wrote:
I found the wording a bit confusing, the child draws a card and multiplies it with the next large integer.

I didn't really get the idea that the card numbers were consecutive.

Yes and I thought the question is talking about the next larger integer on the other card.

Hence, I thought the answer was 14 as the largest number.

14 cannot be written on the card because in this case 14*(14+1) = 210 > 200.

Thanks Bunuel. As I said, I interpreted the question as: multiplies the integer on the card with the next larger integer "on the other card".

Hence, I concluded that one card could have 13 and the card with the largest integer would be 14 (and hence, 13*14 < 200).

I misunderstood.
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In a certain deck of cards, each card has a positive integer written on it, in a multiplication game a child draws a card and multiplies the integer on the card with the next large integer. If the each possible product is between 15 and 200, then the least and greatest integer on the card would be

A. 3 and 15
B. 3 and 20
C. 4 and 13
D. 4 and 14
E. 5 and 14

IMO C
I will use technique of plug in this will save a lot of time take option b check minimum value 3*4= 12 <15 eliminated
A and b eliminated
now
4*5=20 yes
left with C and D
now check larger value 14*15 greater than 200 as we know 15 square is 225 so 14 *15 will be 225-15 which is 210 save calculation
now left with C
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sapna44 wrote:
In a certain deck of cards, each card has a positive integer written on it, in a multiplication game a child draws a card and multiplies the integer on the card with the next large integer. If the each possible product is between 15 and 200, then the least and greatest integer on the card would be

A. 3 and 15
B. 3 and 20
C. 4 and 13
D. 4 and 14
E. 5 and 14

Since the product is above 15, and since 3 x 4 = 12, we can eliminate answers A and B.

We also see that 4 must be the minimum integer on any of the cards since 4 x 5 = 20, which is the smallest product above 15. We can, therefore, eliminate answer choice E, and we are left to choose between answers C and D.

Let’s check the maximum value from answer choice C.

13 x 14 = 182

13 could be the maximum value. Let’s test answer choice D.

14 x 15 = 210

Since 210 is greater than 200, D is not correct.

Answer: C
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My first step was to divide 200/15 which gave me the greatest integer (13) and because there is only one option offering 13 I just went with option C... any comments??
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My first step was to divide 200/15 which gave me the greatest integer (13) and because there is only one option offering 13 I just went with option C... any comments??

The logic is not sound. The question tells us that the product of the smallest integer with the next integer. Since 3*4 = 12 and 4*5 = 20, the smallest integer must be 4.
200 is the product of the largest integer with the next integer.
Taking a hint from the options, since 13*14 = 182 and 14*15 = 210, the largest number must be 13.
There is no logic to using 200/15

If instead of 200 we had 300,
300/15 would be 20
But the largest integer would be 16 (since 16*17 = 272)
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28 Feb 2019, 03:58
Hi All,
Maybe i got a bit lucky here, but when i solved it. I assume that no card has a value of >13
and only option available was 4 and 13 which is the correct answer.
Am i completely wrong in my assumption ?
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28 Feb 2019, 18:57
Hi hsn81960,

Can you go into a bit more detail about WHY you 'assumed' that no card had a value greater than 13 on it? Did you do any math to clarify your logic or were you just thinking about a 'standard' deck of playing cards (that include 13 cards of each suit)?

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