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# X and Y are not integers. The value of X is closest to which

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X and Y are not integers. The value of X is closest to which [#permalink]

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05 Oct 2006, 19:22
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X and Y are not integers. The value of X is closest to which integer?

1) 4 is the integer that is closest to x+y

2) 1 is the integer that is closest to x-y
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05 Oct 2006, 19:38
Answer is E, I had worked this problem recently
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Re: Number Properties [#permalink]

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05 Oct 2006, 19:45
Paayal wrote:
X and Y are not integers. The value of X is closest to which integer?

1) 4 is the integer that is closest to x+y

2) 1 is the integer that is closest to x-y

E?

x+y=4
x-y=1
x=2.5, y=1.5
X can be closer to 3 or 2 depending on deviation of y from 1.5?

2.7 + 1.3 = 4.0
2.7 - 1.3 = 1.4

or

2.3 +1.7=4.0
2.3-1.7=.6

is my thinking in the right direction?
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05 Oct 2006, 20:17
x + y = 4
x - y = 1

x,y = 2.5, 1.5 (approx)

x could go either way - 2 or 3.

E.
05 Oct 2006, 20:17
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