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The sides of a square region, measured to the nearest centimeter, are 6 centimeters long. The least possible value of the actual area of the square region is

A.36.00 sq cm
B.35.00 sq cm
C.33.75 sq cm
D.30.25 sq cm
E.25.00 sq cm

Originally posted by Balvinder on 01 Jul 2007, 06:45.
Last edited by Bunuel on 26 Jan 2012, 12:02, edited 1 time in total.
Corrected the OA
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Balvinder wrote:
The sides of a square region, measured to the
nearest centimeter, are 6 centimeters long. The least possible value of the actual area of the square region is

A.36.00 sq cm
B.35.00 sq cm
C.33.75 sq cm
D.30.25 sq cm
E.25.00 sq cm


Should be D.

The minimum value for each side can be 5.5 cm, so that each is 6 cm when rounded to the nearest cm. Minimum area = (5.5)^2 = 30.25 sq. m
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I calculated D too. But OA is given C

5.5 x 5.5 = 30.25 (D)
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Balvinder wrote:
The sides of a square region, measured to the nearest centimeter, are 6 centimeters long. The least possible value of the actual area of the square region is

A. 36.00 sq cm
B. 35.00 sq cm
C. 33.75 sq cm
D. 30.25 sq cm
E. 25.00 sq cm


Though there might be some technicalities concerning the term "nearest" (as 5.5 is equidistant from both 5 and 6) the answer still should be D: 5.5^2=30.25.

Answer: D.
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New post 27 Jan 2012, 04:22
oa looks wrong to me

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Bunuel wrote:
Balvinder wrote:
The sides of a square region, measured to the nearest centimeter, are 6 centimeters long. The least possible value of the actual area of the square region is

A. 36.00 sq cm
B. 35.00 sq cm
C. 33.75 sq cm
D. 30.25 sq cm
E. 25.00 sq cm


Though there might be some technicalities concerning the term "nearest" (as 5.5 is equidistant from both 5 and 6) the answer still should be D: 5.5^2=30.25.

Answer: D.



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Balvinder wrote:
The sides of a square region, measured to the nearest centimeter, are 6 centimeters long. The least possible value of the actual area of the square region is

A.36.00 sq cm
B.35.00 sq cm
C.33.75 sq cm
D.30.25 sq cm
E.25.00 sq cm


If we inspect the OA, option B & C are NOT perfect squares... IGNORE those

Answer has to be above 25 but below 36

36 > Answer > 25

Only 30.25 fits in

Answer = D
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What is the smallest number that could be rounded to the nearest digit and turn out to be 6 ---> 5.5

Area = 5.5 * 5.5 = 30.25
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