stne wrote:

VeritasKarishma wrote:

gmatbusters wrote:

What is the value of 25*8÷50÷2

A) 2

B) 8

C) 10

D) 12

E) 15

Division could be converted into fraction form. Everything gets cancelled and no calculations are required.

\(25*8/50/2 = 25*\frac{8}{\frac{50}{2}} = 25*\frac{8*2}{50} = 8\)

Hi

VeritasKarishma,

May be there has been a small oversight by you in this solution, I also arrived at this answer and was corrected.

Please confirm if 8 is indeed the correct answer or is it 2. Thank you.

Yes, you are right. Addition and subtraction are equally ranked and multiplication and division are equally ranked so we go from left to right. So the 2 has to be in denominator only.

(25*8)/50 *(1/2) = 4/2 = 2

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