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If s and t are two different numbers on the number line, is s + t = 0 ?

(1) Distance between s and 0 is the same as distance between t and 0
(2) 0 is between s and t

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Re: DS s and t different numbers.. [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2006, 20:43
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If s and t are two different numbers on the number line, is s + t equal to 0 ?

1. The distance between s and 0 is the same as the distance between t and 0
2. 0 is between s and t.



The answer 2 this question is A.

---------------s-------0--------t--------------
1.If A is true then s=-t
so A is the answer

B is not sufficient
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Seems to be A.

(2) does not give us much as s & t could be equal or unequal.
(1) says |s - 0| = |t - 0| or |s| = |t| => s = t or s = -t

As s is not equal to t (from the stem), therefore s = -t or s + t = 0.
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Definite A.

The key here is to pick up on "different numbers" in the question.
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If 0 is between s and t, I tuk it as 0 is exactly in between s and t....

Then B also wud b true...dont u think so....

Still a bit confused, if "between" can be taken as exactly in between..??
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2006, 09:32
Given that s,t are differnt numbers

My answer is A

B is not enough because it is not clear 0 is exactly where from both s,t
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I'm sure there are several explanations above my answer.
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Re: DS s and t different numbers.. [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2011, 11:24
1) (s+t)/2 = 0
so, s+t=0
2) between does not mean equal distance.
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Re: If s and t are two different numbers on the number line, is [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2013, 11:55
Question is s+t = 0, s= -t?

S and t are different numbers

(1) |s| = |t|
If S and T have to be different numbers then yes.

S = -t or -t=S, I think both should be equivalent (just multiply each side by 1), Hence s= -t, Suff

(2) Says that 0 is between s and t, so they have different signs, but we don't know anything about their values. Hence Insuff

Answer is (A)
Hope it helps.

By the way, the first time I did this problem I made the mistake in statement 2 of writing that 0 was the average between S and T, but the question stem does not say that 0 is exactly between them, so just to let you know.
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If s and t are two different numbers on the number line, is s + t = 0 ?

Note: "the distance between x and y on the number line equals to z" always can be expressed as |x-y|=z.

Given s\neq{t}. Q: s+t=0? OR is s=-t

(1) Distance between s and 0 is the same as distance between t and 0 --> |s-0|=|t-0| --> |s|=|t|. As s\neq{t}, then s=-t. Sufficient.

(2) 0 is between s and t --> 0 is somewhere between s and t on the number line. Not sufficient.

Answer: A.

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