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 Post subject: Data Suff Help
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Do you have any general advice for Data Sufficiency questions?

Problem solving is much easier.

Example can't figure out this one even though I took similar steps.

If n and t are positive integers, is n a factor of t?

1) n= 3^(n-2)
2) t= 3^n

They came up with C


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 Post subject: Re: Data Suff Help
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:25 pm 
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For this example, if n is a factor of t, t must be divisible by n.
So each data can't give the relationship of the t and n.
But if you use both of them:
t/n = 3^n / 3^(n-2) = 3^2
Because 3^(n-2)*3^2 = 3^(n-2+2) = 3^n
So t is divisible by n --> SUFFICIENT


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