enigma6633 wrote:

Guys i have one concern (while saying that r is zero,near Left Hand Side to 0 or near Right Hand Side to zero) that do we need to assume that figure is drawn to scale.

or

whenever its not mentioned that figure is not drawn to scale we ill have to assume that figure is drawn to scale.

Pls clarify.

Thanks

You don't have to assume that the figure is drawn to scale, especially, never in DS questions.

Here the question is not whether r is 0, it is whether r is closest to 0.

Statement 1 (q = -s), the number line looks something like this:

<________-s_______r_____________s_______t______>

Basically, we know that 0 will lie right in the middle of s and -s. r will certainly be closer to 0 than s or -s since r is in between s and -s.

<________-s______r____0__________s_______t______>

or

<________-s__________0______r____s_______t______>

In either case, r is closer to 0 than s or -s.

Statement 2 (-t < q), the number line looks something like this:

<____-t____q_______r________s_______t______>

0 will lie right in the middle of t and -t

<____-t____q_______r__0______s_______t______>

<____-t____q_______r_______0_s_____________t______>

It is possible that r is closest to 0. It is also possible that s or q is closest to 0. So statement 2 doesn't tell us anything.

Answer (A)

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