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

OA is A. But per the definition of absolute value, to me both A & E are correct answers. Am I missing something here? I finding it hard to believe that OG could have such questions.

Re: OG11 - Greatest absolute value [#permalink]
11 May 2008, 09:24

sreehari wrote:

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

OA is A. But per the definition of absolute value, to me both A & E are correct answers. Am I missing something here? I finding it hard to believe that OG could have such questions.

Hi, If you look at the diagram carefully you will see that the arrow at E is slightly less that 2 , therefore E<2 while the arrow at A is exactly at -2. abs(-2) =2. The correct answer is A. Its just a trick Question to see how closely you read the question.

Re: OG11 - Greatest absolute value [#permalink]
11 May 2008, 10:20

ventivish wrote:

sreehari wrote:

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

OA is A. But per the definition of absolute value, to me both A & E are correct answers. Am I missing something here? I finding it hard to believe that OG could have such questions.

Hi, If you look at the diagram carefully you will see that the arrow at E is slightly less that 2 , therefore E<2 while the arrow at A is exactly at -2. abs(-2) =2. The correct answer is A. Its just a trick Question to see how closely you read the question.

Good observation, but it's exactly 2 in the book.

It's question# 20 in problem solving section, if anybody would like to take a look at OG's explanation.

Re: OG11 - Greatest absolute value [#permalink]
11 May 2008, 11:10

Nihit wrote:

Well OA is A and the arrow is slightly before 2 in OG .

Come on guys.. this shouldn't be an eye test. I triple checked and don't see the lines off in my book. A is extactly pointing to -2 and E is exactly pointing to 2.

Re: Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, [#permalink]
13 Dec 2013, 02:08

Expert's post

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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