bholakc wrote:

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.

Not a tough question, but requires a lot of concentration and logic. (I picked E in a hurry :/)

In these type of questions, the data sample is very important. Instead of taking "the more obvious" data, try to take data that is different from the usual.

James's GPA puts him in top third. So he can occupy 1, 2 or 3.

Nestor and Elizabeth can occupy 1 through 10.

Nancy is always below Nestor and Elizabeth.

sample 1:

Let

1 - E/N

2 - Nancy

3 - James

This eliminates options A,B,and E

Now take

1 - J

2 - E/N

3 - Nancy

This eliminates D.

The only option that holds true all the time is C.

Thanks,

Uma