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# June is taller than Kristin. Letty is taller than Maria.

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June is taller than Kristin. Letty is taller than Maria. [#permalink]

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June is taller than Kristin.
Letty is taller than Maria.
Maria is shorter than Nancy.
Kristin and Nancy are exactly the same height.
If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) Letty is taller than Nancy.
(B) Letty is taller than June.
(C) Kristin is shorter than Letty.
(D) June is taller than Maria.
(E) Kristin is shorter than Maria.
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28 Jan 2008, 06:34
J>K
L>M
N>M
K=N

A) L > N not enough info
B) L > J not enough info
C) L > K not enough info
D) J > M correct since K=N therefore K > M and since J>K, J>M
E) K < M incorrect from info provided

D
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28 Jan 2008, 11:01
J>K
L>M
N>M
K=N

A) L > N not enough info
B) L > J not enough info
C) L > K not enough info
D) J > M correct since K=N therefore K > M and since J>K, J>M
E) K < M incorrect from info provided

D

yes OA d
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28 Jan 2008, 23:45
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Some times these kinds of answers confuse me thoroughly. So, In order to make my selection clear, I select inputs in a restrictive order so that I can eliminate conflicting conditions. Given one and hale second to solve in exam, I think this may be a helpful tool.

J (6) > K (5)
L (4) > M (3)
M (3) < N (5)
K = N = 5

(A) Letty is taller than Nancy. (4 > 5 – Eliminate it)
(B) Letty is taller than June. ( 4 > 6 – eliminate it)
(C) Kristin is shorter than Letty.(5 < 4 – Hold it)
(D) June is taller than Maria. (6 > 3 – Hold it)
(E) Kristin is shorter than Maria. (5 < 3 – Eliminate it)

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29 Jan 2008, 06:14
hanumayamma wrote:
Some times these kinds of answers confuse me thoroughly. So, In order to make my selection clear, I select inputs in a restrictive order so that I can eliminate conflicting conditions. Given one and hale second to solve in exam, I think this may be a helpful tool.

J (6) > K (5)
L (4) > M (3)
M (3) < N (5)
K = N = 5

(A) Letty is taller than Nancy. (4 > 5 – Eliminate it)
(B) Letty is taller than June. ( 4 > 6 – eliminate it)
(C) Kristin is shorter than Letty.(5 < 4 – Hold it)
(D) June is taller than Maria. (6 > 3 – Hold it)
(E) Kristin is shorter than Maria. (5 < 3 – Eliminate it)

nice approach, assign numbers in CR, +1
Re: cr 1000 3   [#permalink] 29 Jan 2008, 06:14
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