It is currently 21 Nov 2018, 01:53
My Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

b is a multiple of positive integer a.

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4722
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 91

Kudos [?]: 1630 [0], given: 390

CAT Tests
b is a multiple of positive integer a. [#permalink] New post 14 May 2017, 04:57
Expert's post
00:00

Question Stats:

81% (00:19) correct 18% (00:14) wrong based on 11 sessions
b is a multiple of positive integer a.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The ratio of a to b
\(\frac{1}{2}\)


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



Drill 1
Question: 6
Page: 337
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Sandy
If you found this post useful, please let me know by pressing the Kudos Button

Try our free Online GRE Test

GRE Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 1188
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 1059 [0], given: 6

CAT Tests
Re: b is a multiple of positive integer a. [#permalink] New post 16 May 2017, 12:03
Expert's post
sandy wrote:
b is a multiple of positive integer a.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The ratio of a to b
\(\frac{1}{2}\)




Let's test some values...

Given: b is a multiple of positive integer a

So, it could be the case that a = 3 and b = 6 (since 6 is a multiple of 3)
We get:
Quantity A: ratio = 3/6 = 1/2
Quantity B: 1/2
In this case the two quantities are EQUAL

It could also be the case that a = 3 and b = 3 (since 3 is a multiple of 3)
We get:
Quantity A: ratio = 3/3 = 1
Quantity B: 1/2
In this case Quantity A IS GREATER

Answer:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D


RELATED VIDEO:

_________________

Brent Hanneson – Creator of greenlighttestprep.com
Image
Sign up for our free GRE Question of the Day emails

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jun 2014
Posts: 4722
GRE 1: Q167 V156
WE: Business Development (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 91

Kudos [?]: 1630 [0], given: 390

CAT Tests
Re: b is a multiple of positive integer a. [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2017, 14:50
Expert's post
Explanation

Because you have variables, make your set-up on your scratch paper. Plug in different values for a and b.

First, try 2 and 4: \(\frac{2}{4}\) reduces to \(\frac{1}{2}\), making the quantities equal.

Eliminate choices (A) and (B).

Next, try 2 and 6. \(\frac{2}{6}\) reduces to \(\frac{1}{3}\), which is less than . Quantity B is now greater, so eliminate choice (C). You’re left with choice D.
_________________

Sandy
If you found this post useful, please let me know by pressing the Kudos Button

Try our free Online GRE Test

Re: b is a multiple of positive integer a.   [#permalink] 04 Jun 2017, 14:50
Display posts from previous: Sort by

b is a multiple of positive integer a.

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GRE Prep Club Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GRE Prep Club Rules| Contact

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group

Kindly note that the GRE® test is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by ETS®.