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Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink]
20 Aug 2012, 02:10

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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.

Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink]
24 Aug 2012, 01:28

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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.

Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D [#permalink]
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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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

Each week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution.

We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation.

Thank you!

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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