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# Is age always an integer?

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05 Jan 2013, 21:15
While solving GMAT problems involving age, can we assume age to always be an integer? What is GMAT's stance on this issue?
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05 Jan 2013, 21:55
andromeda2681 wrote:
While solving GMAT problems involving age, can we assume age to always be an integer? What is GMAT's stance on this issue?

Yes i guess..
Coz i never did with fraction ages..
Lets wait for others to comment as well
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05 Jan 2013, 22:36
I would suggest not to assume ages as integers. I have seen few problems involving ages such 10 years 6 months which later required to be used as 10.5 in equations. Treat the age like a time entity (e.g. 1.5 hour is 1 hour 30 mins).
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Re: Is age always an integer?   [#permalink] 05 Jan 2013, 22:36
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