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The only way the range is equal to twice the difference betwenn the greatest number and the median is when the three numbers are equal.

Consider some ex.

[123] Median=2 Range=1, => out [125] M=2 R=4 => out [222] M=2 R=0 fits

Sufficient

2) [-1,0,1] fits [222] also [125]nope [-2,0,3]nope Sufficient

This is a stupid method and it's inaccurate too, maybe I've overseen a set. Hope you provide a more elegant way to answer this.

allabout, The question asks whether median = mean.

It should be A?

Let {x1,x2,x3} be the numbers

Q: Is x2 = (x1+x2+x3)/3 ? or
is x2 = (x1+x3)/2 ?

(1) Given x3-x1 = 2(x3-x2)
or x2 = (x1+x3)/2
SUFFICIENT.
(2) INSUFFICIENT, since the sum can equal any of the numbers x1,x2 or x3.

Hence A. _________________

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The only way the range is equal to twice the difference betwenn the greatest number and the median is when the three numbers are equal.

Consider some ex.

[123] Median=2 Range=1, => out [125] M=2 R=4 => out [222] M=2 R=0 fits

Sufficient

2) [-1,0,1] fits [222] also [125]nope [-2,0,3]nope Sufficient

This is a stupid method and it's inaccurate too, maybe I've overseen a set. Hope you provide a more elegant way to answer this.

allabout, The question asks whether median = mean.

It should be A?

Let {x1,x2,x3} be the numbers

Q: Is x2 = (x1+x2+x3)/3 ? or is x2 = (x1+x3)/2 ?

(1) Given x3-x1 = 2(x3-x2) or x2 = (x1+x3)/2 SUFFICIENT. (2) INSUFFICIENT,since the sum can equal any of the numbers x1,x2 or x3.

Hence A.

Don't know; the sum of the three numbers is equal to three times one number. Do you know a set that fullfills this condition (2) but in which the mean isn't equal to the median?

Don't know; the sum of the three numbers is equal to three times one number. Do you know a set that fullfills this condition (2) but in which the mean isn't equal to the median?

Hmm. I understand it now sir/madam(?) THANK YOU!!

It will work only if the numbers are of the form you mentioned.
(-n,0,n) or (n,n,n). Hence SUFFICIENT.

Therefor D.

Another classic case of "Answer Biasing" as duttsit would like to call it. I just rejected (2) because I didn't like it _________________

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Say numbers are x,y,z and these are in ascending order, So median here is y

Range = z-x

St1:

Range = 2 * (z-y)

so z-x = 2z-2y
-x = z-2y
0 = z+x -2y
y = z+x -2y + y
i.e 3y = x+y+z
y = (x+y+z)/3

So median = mean SUFF

St2:
this have three cases

1. x+y+z = 3x
x + (x +a) + (x+b) = 3x
so a + b = 0 (Remember that a and b are +ve)
This means all must be equal to x i.e mean = median
2. x+y+z = 3y
(y-a) + y + y(+b) = 3y
so b-a = 0 i.e a = b (Remember that a and b are +ve)
This means all must be equal to y i.e mean = median

3. x+y+z = 3z
(z-a) + (z-b) + z = 3z
so -a-b = 0 i.e a +b = 0 (Remember that a and b are +ve)
This means all must be equal to z i.e mean = median