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Question Stats: 71% (00:47) correct 28% (01:14) wrong based on 45 sessions
 Quantity A Quantity B $$\frac{1}{4 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{2}}$$ $$\frac{1}{2 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{4}}$$

A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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 Quantity A Quantity B $$\frac{1}{4 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{2}}$$ $$\frac{1}{2 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{4}}$$

A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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QTY A = $${\frac{1}{4 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{2}}} = {\frac{1}{4 + \frac{2}{7}}} = {\frac{1}{28 + \frac{2}{7}}} = {\frac{1}{\frac{30}{7}}} = {\frac{7}{30}}$$

QTY B = $${\frac{1}{2 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{4}}} = {\frac{1}{2 + \frac{4}{13}}} = {\frac{1}{26 + \frac{4}{13}}} = {\frac{1}{\frac{30}{13}}} = {\frac{13}{30}}$$

Therefore QTY A < QTY B

Option B
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Carcass wrote:
 Quantity A Quantity B $$\frac{1}{4 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{2}}$$ $$\frac{1}{2 + \frac{1}{3 + \frac{1}{4}}$$

A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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We need only recognize that 1/(3 + 1/2) is less than 1
So, 4 + 1/(3 + 1/2) = 4.something

Likewise, 1/(3 + 1/4) is less than 1
So, 2 + 1/(3 + 1/2) = 2.something

So, we get:
Quantity A: 1/(4.something)
Quantity B: 1/(2.something)

Answer: B

Cheers,
Brent
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