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# The mean of set S is 20. What is the median of set S? 1. In

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The mean of set S is 20. What is the median of set S? 1. In [#permalink]  14 May 2008, 02:15
The mean of set S is 20. What is the median of set S?

1. In set S there are as many numbers bigger than 20 as there are numbers smaller than 20
2. All numbers in set S are even integers
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Re: m12-14 [#permalink]  14 May 2008, 03:21
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{16,18,22,24} and {12,18,24,26} satisfy both conditions but have different median.
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Re: m12-14 [#permalink]  15 May 2008, 20:19
Thanks, OA is E

but your example satifies only the second condition
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Re: m12-14 [#permalink]  15 May 2008, 20:43
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Thanks, OA is E

but your example satifies only the second condition

1. In set S there are as many numbers bigger than 20 as there are numbers smaller than 20

{16,18,22,24}: 16,18 are smaller = 22,24 are bigger than 20
{12,18,24,26}: 12,18 are smaller = 24,26 are bigger than 20

What's wrong?
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Re: m12-14 [#permalink]  15 May 2008, 20:51
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sondenso wrote:
Thanks, OA is E

but your example satifies only the second condition

1. In set S there are as many numbers bigger than 20 as there are numbers smaller than 20

{16,18,22,24}: 16,18 are smaller = 22,24 are bigger than 20
{12,18,24,26}: 12,18 are smaller = 24,26 are bigger than 20

What's wrong?

Oh sorry, I mistranslated the statement1! Thanks Walker, a hero on motobike!
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