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# The number 2 - 0.5 is how many times the number 1 - 0.5?

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2 - 0.5 = 1.5 and 1-0.5 = 0.5 which is 1/3 of 1.5 so answer C.

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$$1.5=x0.5$$
we have to find x
$$x=\frac{1.5}{0.5}$$
$$x=\frac{15}{5}$$
$$x=3$$

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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

The number 2 - 0.5 is how many times the number 1 - 0.5?

(A) 2
(B) 2.5
(C) 3
(D) 3.5
(E) 4

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Question: 6
Category: Arithmetic Operations on rational numbers
Page: 62
Difficulty: 500

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Asked: The number 2 - 0.5 is how many times the number 1 - 0.5?
2-.5 = 1.5
1 - .5 = .5
1.5 = 3 * .5

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Re: The number 2 - 0.5 is how many times the number 1 - 0.5? [#permalink]
2-0.5=1.5
1.5=x0.5
x=3
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