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What is the value of the tenths digit of number x? (1) The hundredths digit of x is 5 (2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5
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gurpreetsingh wrote: hundredth digit is after decimal??? 132===> hundredths is 1, tenth 3 and one2 1234.567 1  THOUSAND S2  HUNDRED S3  TEN S4  UNITS .  decimal point5  TEN THS6  HUNDRED THS7  THOUSAND THS
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nikhilbajaj wrote: What is the value of the tenths digit of number x?
(1) The hundredths digit of x is 5 (2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 x=a.bc > b=? (1) x=a.b5. Clearly insufficient to determine b. (2) x, rounded to nearest tenth is 54.5 > x can be for example 54. 54 (meaning that c<5) OR 54. 46 (meaning that c>=5). Not sufficient. (1)+(2) c=5>=5, hence x=54.45... > b=4. Sufficient. Answer: C.
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nikhilbajaj wrote: What is the value of the tenths digit of number x?
(1) The hundredths digit of x is 5 (2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 Obviously (1) alone is not enough, so is BCE What is about information (2) rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54,5 So the number no rounded is 54,49X where X integer > 4 or 54,50X where X integer <5 So the the tenth digit can be 4 or 5, the information (2) alone is not enough to answer to this question. However since in the 1st information the undredths digit of x is 5, so the tenth digit is 4 Therefore the correct answer is C



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Thanks Guys OA is C I was messing up with my rounding off concepts Now I fixed'em ryt



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nikhilbajaj wrote: Thanks Guys OA is C I was messing up with my rounding off concepts Now I fixed'em ryt hope didnt fix it to any particular value ....just kidding mate...happens with all of us some or the other time...



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Need a quick clarification on this. (I guess I don't need a clarification anymore, just thought i'd add the note below) What is Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth here? if x = 54.550000 ~ 54.6 if x = 54.458000 ~ 54.5 I guess I figured it out as I was typing this itself. Note: When the digit 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 appears in the ones place, round up; when the digit 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 appears in the ones place, round down
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hundredth digit is after decimal??? 132===> hundredths is 1, tenth 3 and one2
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Bunuel wrote: gurpreetsingh wrote: hundredth digit is after decimal??? 132===> hundredths is 1, tenth 3 and one2 1234.567 1  THOUSANDS 2  HUNDREDS 3  TENS 4  UNITS .  decimal point5  TENTHS 6  HUNDREDTHS 7  THOUSANDTHS Thanks for clarifying this.
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hats off to your mathematics bunuel !!! what so ever type of problem it may be you always have a solution for it.



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Bunuel wrote: gurpreetsingh wrote: hundredth digit is after decimal??? 132===> hundredths is 1, tenth 3 and one2 1234.567 1  THOUSANDS 2  HUNDREDS 3  TENS 4  UNITS .  decimal point5  TENTHS 6  HUNDREDTHS 7  THOUSANDTHS Hi Bunuel, Sorry for the silly question but how do we know its asking tenths digit after or before decimal?



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siddhans wrote: Bunuel wrote: gurpreetsingh wrote: hundredth digit is after decimal??? 132===> hundredths is 1, tenth 3 and one2 1234.567 1  THOUSANDS 2  HUNDREDS 3  TENS 4  UNITS .  decimal point5  TENTHS 6  HUNDREDTHS 7  THOUSANDTHS Hi Bunuel, Sorry for the silly question but how do we know its asking tenths digit after or before decimal? TEN TH digit is Always to the Right of the decimal. TEN S digit is Always to the left of the decimal.
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zahraf wrote: What is the value of the tenths digit of number x?
(1) The hundredths digit of x is 5 (2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 is this question asking about tenth digit or decimal point? i think it should be tenth decimal point, and after rounding off it comes as 54.5 hence tenth decimal 0.5 remained as it is as hundredth digit was less than or equal to 5, e.g number was 54.55, I round it off , it becomes 54.5, if the number was 54.56, i round it off it becomes 54.6 if you dont consider first statement then there are two possibilities 54.47 will also become 54.5 and 54.52 will also become 54.5 hence we need both statements Hope i m making sense
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zahraf wrote: What is the value of the tenths digit of number x?
(1) The hundredths digit of x is 5 (2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 we have to find tenths digit of a number x (1) hundredths digit 0f x is 5 we can not find tenths digit from it, hence insufficient(2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5[/quote] here, we have two cases, if no is 54.50 to 54.54 then tenths digit is 5and if no is 54.45 to 54.49 then tenths digit is 4therefore (2) alone is not sufficientusing (1) and (2) together we clearly have no as 54.45, giving us tenths digit as 4 both statements together gives a unique answerAnswer CKudos, if you like the explanation



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Hi All, In this prompt, we're asked for the TENTHS digit of X? This question asks for the digit that is to the IMMEDIATE RIGHT of the decimal point. Fact 1: The hundredths digit of X is 5 This tells us NOTHING about the tenths digit  that digit could be any integer from 0 to 9, inclusive. eg. X = _.05 X = _.15 X = _.25 ... X = _.95 Fact 1 is INSUFFICIENT Fact 2: Number X, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 This Fact discusses ROUNDING. If the hundredths digit is 04, then we 'round down'; if the hundredths digit is 59, then we 'round up.' eg. IF..... X = 54.49, then we would 'round up' to 54.5 X = 54.53, then we would 'round down' to 54.5 Thus, the tenths digit could be 4 or 5. Fact 2 is INSUFFICIENT Combined, we know... The hundredths digit of X is 5 Number X, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 Since the hundredths digit is 5, that means that we would have to round UP to get to 54.5. Thus, X could only be 54.45 Combined, SUFFICIENT Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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the key point here is 'number x'.
As it is mentioned that it is a number and not an integer you can assume x = 0.abc and I guess rest of the problem can be referred from any of the well explained answers above.



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Bunuel wrote: nikhilbajaj wrote: What is the value of the tenths digit of number x?
(1) The hundredths digit of x is 5 (2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 x=a.bc > b=? (1) x=a.b5. Clearly insufficient to determine b. (2) x, rounded to nearest tenth is 54.5 > x can be for example 54. 54 (meaning that c<5) OR 54. 46 (meaning that c>=5). Not sufficient. (1)+(2) c=5>=5, hence x=54.45... > b=4. Sufficient. Answer: C. but why is 10th digit after decimal? why not the 10th digit before decimal? how do you get to know if theyre talking about the tenths digit of before or after decimal



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ishanivarma wrote: Bunuel wrote: nikhilbajaj wrote: What is the value of the tenths digit of number x?
(1) The hundredths digit of x is 5 (2) Number x, rounded to the nearest tenth, is 54.5 x=a.bc > b=? (1) x=a.b5. Clearly insufficient to determine b. (2) x, rounded to nearest tenth is 54.5 > x can be for example 54. 54 (meaning that c<5) OR 54. 46 (meaning that c>=5). Not sufficient. (1)+(2) c=5>=5, hence x=54.45... > b=4. Sufficient. Answer: C. but why is 10th digit after decimal? why not the 10th digit before decimal? how do you get to know if theyre talking about the tenths digit of before or after decimal Please read the whole thread. For example, this post: https://gmatclub.com/forum/whatisthe ... ml#p722510
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