Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

It appears that you are browsing the GMAT Club forum unregistered!

Signing up is free, quick, and confidential.
Join other 500,000 members and get the full benefits of GMAT Club

Registration gives you:

Tests

Take 11 tests and quizzes from GMAT Club and leading GMAT prep companies such as Manhattan GMAT,
Knewton, and others. All are free for GMAT Club members.

Applicant Stats

View detailed applicant stats such as GPA, GMAT score, work experience, location, application
status, and more

Books/Downloads

Download thousands of study notes,
question collections, GMAT Club’s
Grammar and Math books.
All are free!

Thank you for using the timer!
We noticed you are actually not timing your practice. Click the START button first next time you use the timer.
There are many benefits to timing your practice, including:

Now, \(\frac{71}{72}\) is less but very close to 1, so the answer is B.

Answer: B.

Else, one can notice that since \(\frac{1}{9}\) is less than \(\frac{1}{8}\), thus \(\frac{7}{8}+\frac{1}{9}\) is less than 1. Therefore we can eliminate answer choices C, D, and E. Next, since \(\frac{7}{8}>\frac{3}{4}=\frac{6}{8}\), then answer choice A is also out. So, only answer choice B remains.

Each week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution.

We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation.

Thank you!

\(\frac{7}{8}+\frac{1}{9}<\frac{7}{8}+\frac{1}{8}=1\) and \(\frac{7}{8}+\frac{1}{9}>\frac{6}{8}=\frac{3}{4}\).

Hence, Answer C.
_________________

PhD in Applied Mathematics Love GMAT Quant questions and running.

LCM ----> 71/72 we can notice that 72/72 is 1 so 71/72 must be a bit less than 1 but is impossible to be under 3/4 (0.75). Must be between 3/4 and 1. So B
_________________

Now, \(\frac{71}{72}\) is less but very close to 1, so the answer is B.

Answer: B.

Else, one can notice that since \(\frac{1}{9}\) is less than \(\frac{1}{8}\), thus \(\frac{7}{8}+\frac{1}{9}\) is less than 1. Therefore we can eliminate answer choices C, D, and E. Next, since \(\frac{7}{8}>\frac{3}{4}=\frac{6}{8}\), then answer choice A is also out. So, only answer choice B remains.

Answer: B.

Kudos points given to everyone with correct solution. Let me know if I missed someone.
_________________

Is there an easy way to solve this question? [#permalink]

Show Tags

30 Aug 2015, 12:45

Is there an easy way to solve this question? The question is # 49 from OG16 and for those who don't have the new OG16, the question is

The sum of 7/8 + 1/9 is between

a.) 1/2 and 3/4 b.) 3/4 and 1 c.) 1 and 5/4 d.) 5/4 and 3/2 e.) 3/2 and 2.

The answer at the back of the OG is given in terms of estimation. Is there any other way of estimating? Probably an easy way? I did find the answer but I took about 3 minutes to answer the question. I am just trying to find a quicker way to solve these type of questions. Also, if you guys could let me know if we have any similar type of questions on GMATCLUB that would be amazing. Thank you so much!!!!!

Is there an easy way to solve this question? The question is # 49 from OG16 and for those who don't have the new OG16, the question is

The sum of 7/8 + 1/9 is between

a.) 1/2 and 3/4 b.) 3/4 and 1 c.) 1 and 5/4 d.) 5/4 and 3/2 e.) 3/2 and 2.

The answer at the back of the OG is given in terms of estimation. Is there any other way of estimating? Probably an easy way? I did find the answer but I took about 3 minutes to answer the question. I am just trying to find a quicker way to solve these type of questions. Also, if you guys could let me know if we have any similar type of questions on GMATCLUB that would be amazing. Thank you so much!!!!!

Is there an easy way to solve this question? The question is # 49 from OG16 and for those who don't have the new OG16, the question is

The sum of 7/8 + 1/9 is between

a.) 1/2 and 3/4 b.) 3/4 and 1 c.) 1 and 5/4 d.) 5/4 and 3/2 e.) 3/2 and 2.

The answer at the back of the OG is given in terms of estimation. Is there any other way of estimating? Probably an easy way? I did find the answer but I took about 3 minutes to answer the question. I am just trying to find a quicker way to solve these type of questions. Also, if you guys could let me know if we have any similar type of questions on GMATCLUB that would be amazing. Thank you so much!!!!!

Topics merged. Please follow forum posting guidelines.

For this question (and most of GMAT Quant question) your first instinct should NEVER be to solve the question by brute force. GMAT questions are subtly disguised problems that will most often have easier answer routes.

In this question you are asked the value of 7/8 + 1/9 = a value very close to 1 + a small value = a value very close to 1 should be the final answer. Precise values: 0.875+0.11111... = 0.986

a.) 1/2 and 3/4. Eliminated as 1/2 = 0.5 and 3/4 = 0.75 . This range is not close to 1. b.) 3/4 and 1. Keep c.) 1 and 5/4. Eliminated as this range is >1 d.) 5/4 and 3/2. Eliminated as this range is >1 e.) 3/2 and 2. Eliminated as this range is >1

So you see 1 option is remaining and is thus the correct answer.

Additionally, you must remember the values of common fractions:

Attached is a visual that should help. This question is a good example of how you can compare numbers you do know (in this case, the sum of 7/8 and 1/8) to numbers you don't know (the sum of 7/8 and 1/9). I have also attached a geometric example with triangles. We know that a 6/6/6 triangle is 60/60/60 so a 6/6/7 triangle must have a smaller angle than 60 at its base.

Attachments

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 5.49.49 PM.png [ 59.54 KiB | Viewed 10335 times ]

_________________

Harvard grad and 770 GMAT scorer, offering high-quality private GMAT tutoring, both in-person and via Skype, since 2002.

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________