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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## If 0 < a/b < 1 and 0 < a, what is the value of inte tagged by: BTGmoderatorLU ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## If 0 < a/b < 1 and 0 < a, what is the value of inte If 0 < a/b < 1 and 0 < a, what is the value of integer a? (1) The least common denominator of a/b and 1/5 is 10 (2) b = 2 The OA is B. I need help to solve this DS question. Please can any expert explain why that is the correct answer? Thanks. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2666 messages Followed by: 125 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 LUANDATO wrote: If 0 < a/b < 1 and 0 < a, what is the value of integer a? (1) The least common denominator of a/b and 1/5 is 10 (2) b = 2 The OA is B. I need help to solve this DS question. Please can any expert explain why that is the correct answer? Thanks. Statement 1 Case 1: a =1 and b = 2. (the LCM of 2 and 5 is 10.) Case 2: a = 3 and b = 10 (the LCM of 5 and 10 is 10.) We can get more than one value for a, so this statement alone is not sufficient to answer the question. Statement 2: If a/b < 1, we know that if b = 2, a/2 < 1 and a < 2. We also know that a is positive. Well, there's only one positive integer less than 2, so a = 1. Sufficient. The answer is B _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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