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# 2 -1 0 1 2 Assuming the above is a number line: Of the five

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17 Jan 2007, 15:48
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-2 -1 0 1 2

Assuming the above is a number line:
Of the five coordinates associated with the points, which has the greatest absolute value?

-2
-1
0
1
2

Its been awhile, but I thought |2|=2 and |-2|=2..Stupid question I know, but need clarification, thanks

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17 Jan 2007, 15:51
Well.... U make it right ... There are 2 solutions equally good .... That's simply not possible for a GMAT question.

What is the source of that question?

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17 Jan 2007, 15:53
The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20

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17 Jan 2007, 15:59
cucrose wrote:
The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20

I have checked it ... U should look at it well... The point A is at -2... but E is, indicated by the arrow, just before 2

So the answer is unique and it is A

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17 Jan 2007, 16:08
wow, i didnt think it would be that close, i mean, thats barely a millimeter in difference. Thanks again

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09 Jan 2008, 04:39
This is SUCH an ASININE question. There is no remarkable difference to even suggest that the arrow is not directly above the numbers
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09 Jan 2008, 20:48
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cucrose wrote:
The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20

I have checked it ... U should look at it well... The point A is at -2... but E is, indicated by the arrow, just before 2

So the answer is unique and it is A

I checked it too. At first I was looking on page 194. It lines up all the arrows on the integers -2, -1, 0, 1, 2... so ya i can see where u were gettin confused.

However, if you look at the original problem on page 154 its very obvious that A is the correct answer. I think this is a typo on page 194.

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28 Jan 2008, 01:18
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Fig wrote:
cucrose wrote:
The OG edition 11, pg 194, #20

I have checked it ... U should look at it well... The point A is at -2... but E is, indicated by the arrow, just before 2

So the answer is unique and it is A

I checked it too. At first I was looking on page 194. It lines up all the arrows on the integers -2, -1, 0, 1, 2... so ya i can see where u were gettin confused.

However, if you look at the original problem on page 154 its very obvious that A is the correct answer. I think this is a typo on page 194.

yea i just noticed this typo. LOL. i was doing the questions straight from the answer bank so that i can check my answers immediately.
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