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a, b, c, d, and e are five different positive integers. Which of the
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a, b, c, d, and e are five different positive integers. Which of the five is the median? (1) a + c < b (2) d < e
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Re: a, b, c, d, and e are five different positive integers. Which of the
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Bunuel wrote: a, b, c, d, and e are five different positive integers. Which of the five is the median?
(1) a + c < b
(2) d < e Stat 1: We don't have information about d and e, and we can't infer anything about a,c and b...Insufficient. Stat 2: we have d<e...we don't have information about other integers...Insufficient... Stat 1+2 : We can't infer any relationship between this...Insufficient. IMO option E.



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Re: a, b, c, d, and e are five different positive integers. Which of the
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I would also go with e.
Important thing to note in the question is a,b,c,d,e are different positive integers and not positive SUCCESSIVE integers.
Hence they could hold any value from 1 to infinity. To find the median we need to arrange the numbers in ascending/descending order. For 5 numbers, median would be the middle i.e. 3 number
Statement 1 :
b > a + c.... does not give us any relation between d and e.
Statement 2 :
e> d... again does not give us a relation of a,b and c
Combining both statements :
Still we are not able to determine a definite order in which they could be arranged.
Possible outcomes which satisfy both conditions could be :
d a c e b > Median would be c
a c d e b > Median would be e
Hence correct choice is E



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Re: a, b, c, d, and e are five different positive integers. Which of the
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15 Sep 2016, 01:56
Should be E (1) a + c < b 1+2 < 100 Nothing said about d and e. So, d and e could be between c and b (2 and 100 ), or greater than b (100) (2) d < e Nothing said about a, b and c. (1)&(2) nothing new.
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