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Author:  M8 [ 30 Apr 2006, 07:03 ]
Post subject:  On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as

On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as circular region of radius 7/16 inch. If a distance of 1 inch on the photograph corresponds to an actual distance of 2 miles, which of the following is the closest estimate of the actual surface area of the pond, in square miles?

A. 1.3
B. 2.4
C. 3.0
D. 3.8
E. 5.0

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Author:  Bunuel [ 21 Jul 2015, 01:42 ]
Post subject:  Re: On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as

M8 wrote:
On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as circular region of radius 7/16 inch. If a distance of 1 inch on the photograph corresponds to an actual distance of 2 miles, which of the following is the closest estimate of the actual surface area of the pond, in square miles?

A. 1.3
B. 2.4
C. 3.0
D. 3.8
E. 5.0


As 1 inch = 2 miles, then 7/16 inches = 2*7/16 = 7/8 miles. So actual radius is 7/8 miles. \(Area=\pi{r^2}\approx{\frac{22}{7}*\frac{49}{64}}\approx{2.4}\) (as we are asked about the approximate value we can take \(\pi\approx{\frac{22}{7}}\)).

Answer: B.

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Author:  ywilfred [ 02 May 2006, 00:25 ]
Post subject:  Re: On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as

7/16 inch = 7/16 * 2 = 7/8 miles.

Area = pi * r^2 = 22/7 * 7/8 * 7/8 = 77/32 = ~2.4

Author:  cdm2006 [ 01 May 2006, 03:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as

B as well my estimate was: for r: 2*7/16= 7/8 and then 3*49/64= 150/64

Author:  sm176811 [ 03 May 2006, 03:18 ]
Post subject:  Re: On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as

Agreed... Answer is 2.4!

B...


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Author:  shampoo [ 03 May 2006, 09:03 ]
Post subject:  Re: On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as

B. use the given ratio to convert the radius so, 7/8. area: (7/8)^2 * 3.
I heard we can use Pie=3 on gmat, is that true?

Author:  sm176811 [ 03 May 2006, 09:07 ]
Post subject:  Re: On an aerial photograph, the surface of a pond appears as

shampoo wrote:
B. use the given ratio to convert the radius so, 7/8. area: (7/8)^2 * 3.
I heard we can use Pie=3 on gmat, is that true?



I have seen different values used in different problems. I think it depends on the question and the values given to you. For some 22/7 works very nice as it cancels the given values!

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