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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 the number x is obtained by reversing the..... tagged by: Vincen ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply ### Top Member ## If the number x is obtained by reversing the..... If the number x is obtained by reversing the order of the digits in the positive 3-digit integer y, is x > y? (1) The tens digit of y is 3. (2) The rightmost digit of x is 1 and the rightmost digit of y is 9. The OA is the option B. How can I use the statement (2) to get an answer here? Experts, can you clarify this for me? I'd be thankful. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 15 Jan 2018 Posted: 83 messages Vincen wrote: If the number x is obtained by reversing the order of the digits in the positive 3-digit integer y, is x > y? (1) The tens digit of y is 3. (2) The rightmost digit of x is 1 and the rightmost digit of y is 9. The OA is the option B. How can I use the statement (2) to get an answer here? Experts, can you clarify this for me? I'd be thankful. If x = 913, then y=319, so x>y is SUFFICIENT ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10197 messages Followed by: 497 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi Vincen, We're told the positive 3-digit number X is obtained by reversing the order of the digits in the positive 3-digit integer Y. We're asked if X is greater than Y. This is a YES/NO question and we can solve it by TESTing VALUES. 1) The tens digit of Y is 3. IF... Y = 135, then X = 531, then the answer to the question is YES. IF... Y = 531, then X = 135, then and the answer to the question is NO. Fact 1 is INSUFFICIENT. 2) The rightmost digit of X is 1 and the rightmost digit of Y is 9. The information in Fact 2 'locks in' the first and third digits of each number (meaning that X will always be 9 _ 1 and Y will always be 1 _ 9): IF... Y = 139, then X = 931, then the answer to the question is YES. This mean that Y will always be in the 100s and X will always be in the 900s, so the answer to the question is ALWAYS YES. Fact 2 is SUFFICIENT. Final Answer: B GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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