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# Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159?

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Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159?  [#permalink]

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Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159?

1) 314/ 100
2) 1,571/ 500
3) 3, 141/ 1000
4) 15,708/ 5000
5) 31415/ 10000

Best tactic for attacking these questions?
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Last edited by Curly05 on 29 Jul 2003, 20:38, edited 1 time in total.
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29 Jul 2003, 20:16
Curly05 wrote:
Which of the following is closest in value to 3.1459?

1) 314/ 100
2) 1,571/ 500
3) 3, 141/ 1000
4) 15,708/ 5000
5) 31415/ 10000

Best tactic for attacking these questions?

Are you sure the number you are trying to approximate is 3.1459? Or is the correct value 3.14159?
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30 Jul 2003, 00:38
Curly05 wrote:
Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159?

1) 314/ 100
2) 1,571/ 500
3) 3, 141/ 1000
4) 15,708/ 5000
5) 31415/ 10000

Best tactic for attacking these questions?

Answer is (4) (equals 3.14160) since its the closest in value to 3.14159, and is closer than choice (5) which is 3.14150
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02 Aug 2003, 07:53
Getting back to you, these questions require some approach or shortcut way, they do not want you to divide out the question?
Understand?
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Re: Which of the following is closest in value to 3.14159?  [#permalink]

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