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James’s grade point average puts him in the top third of the graduating class of college A. Nestor is in the top tenth of the same class. Elizabeth had the same grade point average as Nestor. Nancy has a lower grade point average than Elizabeth.
If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) James has a higher grade point average than Elizabeth.
(B) James has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(C) Nestor has a higher grade point average than Nancy.
(D) Elizabeth and Nancy both have a higher grade point average than James.
(E) Nestor and James both have a higher grade point average than Nancy.
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The answer is C.
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hey eazyb81,

can you explain me why the answer is C. For me A, B and E also seem true.... :roll:
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hey eazyb81,

can you explain me why the answer is C. For me A, B and E also seem true.... :roll:


No problem.

Nester and Elizabeth are in the top 10% of the class.

James is in the top 33% of the class.

Nancy has a lower gpa than Elizabeth, and since Nester and Elizabeth have equal gpa's, Nancy must also have a lower gpa than Nester.

A, B, and E COULD be true, but C MUST be true.
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(C) Nestor has a higher grade point average than Nancy.

Only C is true...
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thanks Guyz :)
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punnu_mba wrote:
hey eazyb81,

can you explain me why the answer is C. For me A, B and E also seem true.... :roll:


No problem.

Nester and Elizabeth are in the top 10% of the class.

James is in the top 33% of the class.

Nancy has a lower gpa than Elizabeth, and since Nester and Elizabeth have equal gpa's, Nancy must also have a lower gpa than Nester.

A, B, and E COULD be true, but C MUST be true.


Bit interesting - How to determine top 10% or top 33% of a class...

Agree that the answer is 'C'.
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New post 13 Sep 2006, 22:47
One more for C.

Relational opertors can be used to such CRs.

James >= (Nestor and Elizabeth) > Nancy.

Nestor > Nancy (Option C) immediately flows.
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