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If a, b, c, d, and e are distinct odd integers, which of the

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28 Nov 2007, 08:15
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If a, b, c, d, and e are distinct odd integers, which of the five numbers is the median?

(1) a is less than b - c

(2) d is greater than e

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28 Nov 2007, 09:05
E

(1) This tells you that of A, B and C, they must be in the order A, C, B. But this doesn't tell us the median of ABCDE - we don't know anything about D & E
(2) This tells us that of D and E, the order must be E, D. But this doesn't tell us the median of ABCDE - we don't know anything about A,B & C

Together, we still don't know.

We could have the following order
ACBED
or
EDACB
or
or lots of others

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28 Nov 2007, 11:21
OA is E
28 Nov 2007, 11:21
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