Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 27 Mar 2015, 18:24

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# X is a positive integer Set S = Which cannot be the median

Author Message
TAGS:
CEO
Joined: 21 Jan 2007
Posts: 2766
Location: New York City
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 331 [0], given: 4

X is a positive integer Set S = Which cannot be the median [#permalink]  29 Oct 2007, 10:09
X is a positive integer
Set S = [X, 9 , 2, 5]

Which cannot be the median of Set S?

3
3.5
4
5
6.5

Manager
Joined: 19 Aug 2007
Posts: 170
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

place the numbers in order and try x at different places in the set
if x is before 2 then the median is 3.5 so thats possible

4 is possible when x is 3
5 is possible when x is 5
6.5 is possible when x is 8

but 3 is never possible because if x is before 2 then the median is 3.5 and if x is 2 or more the median will have to be greater than 3.
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
14 If x is a positive integer, which of the following CANNOT be 11 11 Feb 2013, 10:09
1 Which of the following CANNOT be the median of the four 6 11 Dec 2011, 08:22
which of the following cannot be the median 3 07 Jul 2009, 04:25
There's a set of consecutive integers in which the median 9 21 Jun 2006, 04:58
Which of the following CANNOT be the median of the three 3 24 May 2006, 15:43
Display posts from previous: Sort by