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# Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D

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Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

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20 Aug 2012, 03:10
SOLUTION

Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

Since the absolute value of a number indicates the distance of this number from zero, then we need to find a point which is farthest from zero. The farthest point from zero is A.

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20 Aug 2012, 07:14
So, because it doesen't matter if it is negative or positive, hence -2 is the right solution. (A)
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24 Aug 2012, 02:28
SOLUTION

Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

Since the absolute value of a number indicates the distance of this number from zero, then we need to find a point which is farthest from zero. The farthest point from zero is A.

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02 Dec 2012, 13:50
Sorry to bump a old thread, but I just completed this problem in the book and considered it relatively easy compared to the others. I guessed it to be a 450-500 level question. Instead it is a 600 level question. Is this really the case?

I tried the diagnostic test at the beginning of the book and could hardly get any questions right and they were 650 level based on information in this forum.

What can I expect on the GMAT? Questions like in the diagnostic section or like those in the Practice Questions to give me a minimum score of 550?

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29 Apr 2013, 20:03
Why are we not allowed to view The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project
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29 Apr 2013, 20:59
Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project

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Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

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Page: 155
Difficulty: 600

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no hard logic behind this, just a pictorial representation but most of us just ignore, i did that initially while practicing in OG but later recovered
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29 Apr 2013, 21:32
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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project

Attachment:
ABCDE.png
Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

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Page: 155
Difficulty: 600

GMAT Club is introducing a new project: The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project

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no hard logic behind this, just a pictorial representation but most of us just ignore, i did that initially while practicing in OG but later recovered

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Why are we not allowed to view The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project

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Rajkiranmareedu wrote:
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Check here: the-official-guide-quantitative-question-directory-143450.html

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30 Apr 2013, 15:13
makes a lot of sense
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25 May 2016, 07:13
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Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

Before attacking this question, we want to review what “absolute value” means. The absolute value of a number measures or is the distance that number is from zero on the number line.

Let’s say we are comparing the absolute values of -100 and 90; we’d say that -100 has THE GREATER ABSOLUTE VALUE. It has the greater absolute value because |-100| = 100 and |90| = 90. Notice that 100 is farther away from zero than 90 is.

In regard to this question, we can see that A (notice that A = 2) is farther from zero than any other answer choice. If we were to estimate E, we could say it’s about 1.8. That is slightly closer to zero than A is, because the distance of A from 0 is |-2| = 2.

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05 Jul 2016, 06:43
Bunuel wrote:
Attachment:
ABCDE.png
Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?

(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

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Page: 155
Difficulty: 600

when it comes to absolute value the easiest way is to ignore the "-" sign for this kind of questions.

2>1.8

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