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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 ## Problem Solving tagged by: BTGmoderatorRO ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ## Problem Solving Which of the following fractions is greater than 1/4? A. 12/50 B. 3/11 C. 2/9 D. 4/17 E. 6/24 OA is B Can an Expert confirm this OA, please. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Oct 2017 Posted: 551 messages Followed by: 11 members Upvotes: 180 Quote: Which of the following fractions is greater than 1/4? A. 12/50 B. 3/11 C. 2/9 D. 4/17 E. 6/24 OA is B Can an Expert confirm this OA, please. Hi Roland2rule, Let's take a look at your question. We will compare each fraction with 1/4 to check which one is greater than 1/4. Let's start with option A, 12/50 To compare fractions, we make the denominators of the fraction same. $$\frac{12}{50}=\frac{12}{50}\times\frac{2}{2}=\frac{24}{100}$$ $$\frac{1}{4}=\frac{1}{4}\times\frac{25}{25}=\frac{25}{100}$$ Compare the numerator of both the fractions now. 24<25, therefore, 12/50 < 1/4. Now check option B, 3/11. Make the denominators of both the fractions same. $$\frac{3}{11}=\frac{3}{11}\times\frac{4}{4}=\frac{12}{44}$$ $$\frac{1}{4}=\frac{1}{4}\times\frac{11}{11}=\frac{11}{44}$$ Compare the numerators, we can see that 12 > 11, therefore, 3/11 > 1/4. Therefore, Option B is correct. Hope it helps. I am available if you'd like any follow up. _________________ GMAT Prep From The Economist We offer 70+ point score improvement money back guarantee. Our average student improves 98 points. Free 7-Day Test Prep with Economist GMAT Tutor - Receive free access to the top-rated GMAT prep course including a 1-on-1 strategy session, 2 full-length tests, and 5 ask-a-tutor messages. Get started now. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15387 messages Followed by: 1872 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Roland2rule wrote: Which of the following fractions is greater than 1/4? A. 12/50 B. 3/11 C. 2/9 D. 4/17 E. 6/24 To compare two fractions: 1. Multiply the denominator in each fraction by the numerator in the other fraction. 2. The numerator that yields the greater product belongs to the greater fraction. A: 12/50 versus 1/4 50*1 = 50. 4*12 = 48. Since the numerator for 1/4 yields the greater product, 1/4 is greater than 12/50. B: 3/11 versus 1/4 11*1 = 11. 4*3 = 12. Since the numerator for 3/11 yields the greater product, 3/11 is greater than 1/4. The correct answer is B. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant 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 • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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