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Author:  inwosu [ 04 Jan 2008, 05:48 ]
Post subject:  What is the greatest integer that is less than t?

What is the greatest integer that is less than t?

(1) t = 9/4
(2) t = (-3/2)^2

Author:  kbulse [ 04 Jan 2008, 05:55 ]
Post subject:  Re: data sufficiency

t=9/2=4.5 then greatest integer less than t is 4
t=(-3/2)^2=2.25 then 2 is greatest int less than 2.25

so each statement is enough alone imo

Author:  pmenon [ 05 Jan 2008, 06:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: data sufficiency

unless theres a trick, it should be D

both statements give you t=9/4, which is just over 2. The largest integer not bigger then t is 1

Author:  fozzzy [ 26 Feb 2013, 20:11 ]
Post subject:  Re: What is the greatest integer that is less than t? 1) t = 9/4

so when you divide 9/4 = 2.85 so the greatest integer less than 2.85 is 2? is this correct? Answer D

Author:  Dipankar6435 [ 26 Feb 2013, 20:32 ]
Post subject:  Re: What is the greatest integer that is less than t? 1) t = 9/4

Both statements give the same result which is 9/4. greatest integer less than 9/4 will be 2. Is there some hitch there or the question is downright easy :roll:

Author:  fozzzy [ 27 Feb 2013, 01:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: What is the greatest integer that is less than t? 1) t = 9/4

Dipankar6435 wrote:
Both statements give the same result which is 9/4. greatest integer less than 9/4 will be 2. Is there some hitch there or the question is downright easy :roll:


Its one of those questions that want you to spend time and check your answers twice lol

Author:  Bunuel [ 27 Feb 2013, 01:19 ]
Post subject:  Re: What is the greatest integer that is less than t? 1) t = 9/4

fozzzy wrote:
What is the greatest integer that is less than t?

(1) t = 9/4
(2) t = (-3/2)^2

so when you divide 9/4 = 2.85 so the greatest integer less than 2.85 is 2? is this correct? Answer D


Yes, that's correct: both statements say that t = 9/4 =2 1/4, the greatest integer less than t is 2.

Answer: D.

Author:  ScottTargetTestPrep [ 16 Jan 2018, 16:53 ]
Post subject:  Re: What is the greatest integer that is less than t?

inwosu wrote:
What is the greatest integer that is less than t?

(1) t = 9/4
(2) t = (-3/2)^2


We need to determine the greatest integer that is less than t.

Statement One Alone:

t = 9/4

t = 2 ¼, so the greatest integer less than t is 2. Statement one alone is sufficient to answer the question.

Statement Two Alone:

t = (-3/2)^2

Again, t = 2 ¼, so the greatest integer less than t is 2. Statement two alone is sufficient to answer the question.

Answer: D

Author:  vv65 [ 24 Sep 2022, 19:40 ]
Post subject:  Re: What is the greatest integer that is less than t?

inwosu wrote:
What is the greatest integer that is less than t?

(1) t = 9/4
(2) t = (-3/2)^2

This easy question can be used to illustrate an important DS point. The point is - we don't need to find the answer.

- If we know the value of t, we will know the greatest integer less than t.
- Statement 1 and Statement 2, both give us the value of t.
- So we can find the answer from either Statement 1 or Statement 2.

So the answer is D.

We don't need to simplify the expressions. We don't need to find out what the greatest integer is. In fact, to work out the answer would be a waste of time.

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