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Source: Official Guide for GMAT Review 2016 Data Sufficiency ; #76


If d denotes a decimal, is d

If d denotes a decimal, is d 0.5?

2 Explanations


Krishna Sarkar

why did we not consider the area b/n 0 to -1?
I know it would not make a difference in the answer but still

Mar 9, 2018 • Comment

Sam Kinsman

I'm not quite sure which statement you're referring to - but for either one, this region doesn't work. If b is between 0 and -1, and it is rounded to the nearest tenth, the result will not be 0.5. And if we rounded to the nearest integer, the result would not be 1.

For example, imagine we had -0.34. The result of rounding to the nearest 10th would be -0.3. And the result of rounding to nearest integer would be 0.

Mar 14, 2018 • Reply

Krishna Sarkar

Yeah, sorry. Now that i revisit this it seems a stupid question to ask! not really sure what i was thinking then, Perhaps some sort of an oversight.. Thanks for the reply though!

Mar 15, 2018 • Reply


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Aug 18, 2015 • Comment

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