• Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • examPAL
    Most awarded test prep in the world
    Now free for 30 days

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    examPAL
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT

what is the value of min(10, w) ?

This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies
Manonamission Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
01 Aug 2016
Posted:
19 messages
Followed by:
1 members

what is the value of min(10, w) ?

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:53 am
For any integers x and y, min(x, y) and max(x, y) denote the minimum and the maximum of x and y, respectively. For example, min (5, 2) = 2 and max(5, 2) = 5. For the integer w, what is the value of min(10, w) ?

(1) w = max(20, z) for some integer z.
(2) w = max(10, w)

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:49 am
Hi Manonamission,

This question was discussed here:

http://www.beatthegmat.com/properties-of-numbers-t267107.html

GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made,
Rich

_________________
Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag

GMAT/MBA Expert

Post Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:06 am
Quote:
For any integers x and y, min(x, y) and max(x, y) denote the minimum and the maximum of x and y, respectively. For example, min(5, 2) = 2 and max(5, 2) = 5. For the integer w, what is the value of min(10, w) ?

(1) w = max(20, z) for some integer z.
(2) w = max(10, w)

Target question: What is the value of min(10, w)?

Statement 1: w = max(20, z) for some integer z.
Let's take a closer look at max(20, z)
If z < 20, then max(20, z) = 20
If z > 20, then max(20, z) = some value greater than 20
So, max(20, z) must be greater than or equal to 20
Since, w = max(20, z), we can conclude that w is greater than or equal to 20
From this, we can conclude that min(10, w) = 10, since 10 will be the lesser value
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: w = max(10, w)
If w = max(10, w), then w is the larger value.
In other words, w is greater than or equal to 10
If w is greater than or equal to 10, then we can conclude that min(10, w) = 10
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is SUFFICIENT

Answer = D

Cheers,
Brent

_________________
Brent Hanneson – Founder of GMATPrepNow.com
Use our video course along with Beat The GMAT's free 60-Day Study Guide

Check out the online reviews of our course
Come see all of our free resources

  • +1 Upvote Post
  • Quote
  • Flag
GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMAT’s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months!

Best Conversation Starters

1 lheiannie07 108 topics
2 ardz24 67 topics
3 Roland2rule 63 topics
4 LUANDATO 52 topics
5 Vincen 51 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

150 posts
2 image description Jeff@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

114 posts
3 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

105 posts
4 image description Scott@TargetTestPrep

Target Test Prep

101 posts
5 image description Max@Math Revolution

Math Revolution

85 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts