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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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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.

Answer: A.
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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2012, 06:14
So, because it doesen't matter if it is negative or positive, hence -2 is the right solution. (A)
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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2012, 01:28
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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

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.

Answer: A.
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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2012, 12:50
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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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 19:03
Why are we not allowed to view The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project
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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 19:59
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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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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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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 20:32
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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


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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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I would like to say one thing. "If your Concepts Of Absolute Value is Good than you will never be tricked on any such Question & such Questions can make a Big diffrence"
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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2013, 23:59
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Why are we not allowed to view The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project


Check here: the-official-guide-quantitative-question-directory-143450.html
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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2013, 05:08
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Rajkiranmareedu wrote:
Why are we not allowed to view The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition - Quantitative Questions Project


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

Thank!! You Very Much Bunuel .................... I was also looking for this ............ I appreciate Your Help !!! Thanks Again !! :-D
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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2013, 14:13
makes a lot of sense
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