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# If P, Q, and R are points on the number line, what is the di

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romancer wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
romancer wrote:
If P, Q, and R are points on the number line, what is the distance between P and R ?

(1) Q is between P and R.
(2) The distance between P and Q is 5.

I got answer as C but the answer is supposed to be E???

Let me ask you a question: do you know the distance between Q and R?

If both statements are taken together, Q is between P and R and distance between P and Q is 5. Therefore distance between P and Q should be equal to Q and R right?

No. Between does not mean halfway between.
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Re: If P, Q, and R are points on the number line, what is the di [#permalink]
St1 :- It only tells about position of Q but not provide any specific values hence insufficient.

St2 :- It tells only distance between P and Q but no info between Q and R hence insufficient.

St1 + st2 :-
We still don't know distance between Q and R. Insufficient. Hence E.
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Re: If P, Q, and R are points on the number line, what is the di [#permalink]
The wording of statement (1) "Q is between P and R" is a little bit of a trap!

Hers's an explanation of this question on YouTube:

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