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Assuming the above is a number line:
Of the five coordinates associated with the points, which has the greatest absolute value?

-2
-1
0
1
2

Its been awhile, but I thought |2|=2 and |-2|=2..Stupid question I know, but need clarification, thanks
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New post 17 Jan 2007, 14:51
Well.... U make it right :)... There are 2 solutions equally good :).... That's simply not possible for a GMAT question.

What is the source of that question? :)
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The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20
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The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20


I have checked it :)... U should look at it well... The point A is at -2... but E is, indicated by the arrow, just before 2 :)

So the answer is unique and it is A :)
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wow, i didnt think it would be that close, i mean, thats barely a millimeter in difference. Thanks again
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New post 09 Jan 2008, 03:39
This is SUCH an ASININE question. There is no remarkable difference to even suggest that the arrow is not directly above the numbers
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cucrose wrote:
The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20


I have checked it :)... U should look at it well... The point A is at -2... but E is, indicated by the arrow, just before 2 :)

So the answer is unique and it is A :)



I checked it too. At first I was looking on page 194. It lines up all the arrows on the integers -2, -1, 0, 1, 2... so ya i can see where u were gettin confused.

However, if you look at the original problem on page 154 its very obvious that A is the correct answer. I think this is a typo on page 194.
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GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Fig wrote:
cucrose wrote:
The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20


I have checked it :)... U should look at it well... The point A is at -2... but E is, indicated by the arrow, just before 2 :)

So the answer is unique and it is A :)



I checked it too. At first I was looking on page 194. It lines up all the arrows on the integers -2, -1, 0, 1, 2... so ya i can see where u were gettin confused.

However, if you look at the original problem on page 154 its very obvious that A is the correct answer. I think this is a typo on page 194.



yea i just noticed this typo. LOL. i was doing the questions straight from the answer bank so that i can check my answers immediately.
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