\(\dfrac{3.003}{2.002} =\)

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\(\dfrac{3.003}{2.002} =\)

by VJesus12 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:22 am

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\(\dfrac{3.003}{2.002} =\)

A. \(1.05\)
B. \(1.50015\)
C. \(1.501\)
D. \(1.5015\)
E. \(1.5\)

Answer: E

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Re: \(\dfrac{3.003}{2.002} =\)

by Brent@GMATPrepNow » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:54 am
VJesus12 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:22 am
\(\dfrac{3.003}{2.002} =\)

A. \(1.05\)
B. \(1.50015\)
C. \(1.501\)
D. \(1.5015\)
E. \(1.5\)

Answer: E

Source: Official Guide
There's a nice property of fractions that says: AB/CD = (A/C)(B/D)

Now notice that 3.003 = (3)(1.001)
And 2.002 = (2)(1.001)

So......3.003/2.002 = (3)(1.001)/(2)(1.001)
= (3/2)(1.001/1.001) [applying the above rule]
= (3/2)(1)
= 3/2
Answer: E
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Re: \(\dfrac{3.003}{2.002} =\)

by Scott@TargetTestPrep » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:10 am
VJesus12 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:22 am
\(\dfrac{3.003}{2.002} =\)

A. \(1.05\)
B. \(1.50015\)
C. \(1.501\)
D. \(1.5015\)
E. \(1.5\)

Answer: E

Source: Official Guide
Solution:

Approximating, we have:

3/2 = 1.5

Note that the quotient of 3.003/2.002 is exactly 1.5. Since half of 2.002 is exactly 1.001, when me multiply 2.002 by 1.5, we obtain:

2.002 x 1.5 = 2.002 + 1.001 = 3.003

Answer: E

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