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If the median and the range of the data set 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, m
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[ Math Revolution GMAT math practice question] If the median and the range of the data set \(1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, m\) are the same, which of the following could be the value of \(m\)? \(A. 1\) \(B. 0\) \(C. 1\) \(D. 2\) \(E. 3\)
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Ans: E There are 9 numbers so median in the series is 5th number which is 3. Now for Range to be 3: Max element Min element = 3 so m1 = 3; so m=4, which is not in the answers. Now if m =3 then median remains the same and range = median so m=3 is the answer. check if m=2 then range is 3 but median will be 2; not possible. Ans: E MathRevolution wrote: [ Math Revolution GMAT math practice question] If the median and the range of the data set \(1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, m\) are the same, which of the following could be the value of \(m\)? \(A. 1\) \(B. 0\) \(C. 1\) \(D. 2\) \(E. 3\)
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If the median and the range of the data set 1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,m are the same, which of the following could be the value of m?
'm' may take any value median can take only two values, 1) median = 2 if m <= 2 2) median = 3 if m>=3
But m <= 2 doesn't satisfy the condition median = range Range = Max  Min consider m = 2 median = 2 Range = 4(2) = 6 median != Range
Or m = 2 Range = 41 = 3 median = 2
2) Let median = 3, range should be 3 implies max  min = 3 41 = 3 So, in order to satisfy above condition m should be 3 OR 4
OR we can solve it logically 1) median = 2 if m <= 2 2) median = 3 if m>=3
From given 41 = 3 (Range) and clearly it can't be less than 3, so m = 3 OR 4 are the only possibilities But in option we have only 3
Option E is correct



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MathRevolution wrote: [ Math Revolution GMAT math practice question] If the median and the range of the data set \(1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, m\) are the same, which of the following could be the value of \(m\)? \(A. 1\) \(B. 0\) \(C. 1\) \(D. 2\) \(E. 3\) We can PLUG IN THE ANSWERS, which represent the value of \(m\). When the correct answer is plugged in, the median will be equal to the range. Note: When the prompt includes the phrase which of the following, the correct answer is likely to be D or E. E: m=3 Resulting set: 1, 1, 2, 2, m=3, 3, 3, 4, 4 Median = 3 Range = 41 = 3 Success!
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MathRevolution wrote: [ Math Revolution GMAT math practice question] If the median and the range of the data set \(1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, m\) are the same, which of the following could be the value of \(m\)? \(A. 1\) \(B. 0\) \(C. 1\) \(D. 2\) \(E. 3\) \(?\,\, = m\,\,\,\,\,\,\left( {{\rm{range = median}}} \right)\) \(m < 4\,\,\,\left( {{\rm{alternative}}\,\,{\rm{choices}}} \right)\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,{\rm{range}} = \left\{ \matrix{ \,4  1 = 3\,\,\,{\rm{if}}\,\,\,m \in \left\{ {1,2,3} \right\}\,\,\,\,\left( * \right) \hfill \cr \,4  0 = 4\,\,\,{\rm{if}}\,\,\,m = 0 \hfill \cr \,4  \left( {  1} \right) = 5\,\,\,{\rm{if}}\,\,\,m =  1 \hfill \cr} \right.\) \(m = 3\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,{\rm{Med}}\left( {\left\{ {1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4} \right\} \cup \left\{ 3 \right\}} \right)\,\,\, = \,\,\,3\,\,\,\mathop = \limits^{\left( * \right)} \,\,\,{\rm{range}}\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\left( {\rm{E}} \right)\) This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio.
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Lets see, Median = Range For this to be true, whichever term you enter will be responsible in making the median = Range(higest number  lowest number) Since it is a series of 9 numbers Median will be the 5th term And in this series the only number which will make the question true is 3 5th term = 3 Range = 41 = 3 Posted from my mobile device
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MathRevolution wrote: [ Math Revolution GMAT math practice question] If the median and the range of the data set \(1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, m\) are the same, which of the following could be the value of \(m\)? \(A. 1\) \(B. 0\) \(C. 1\) \(D. 2\) \(E. 3\) we can plugin given options option e 3 gives us both mean and range as 3 IMO E
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=> If \(3 ≤ m ≤ 4\), then the median is \(3\) and the range of the data is \(3\). Thus, any number between \(3\) and \(4\), inclusive, is possible. If \(2 ≤ m < 3\), then the median is \(m\) and the range of the data is \(3\). Thus, there is no possible value of \(m\) in the interval \(2 ≤ m < 3\). If \(m < 2\), then the median is \(2\) and the range of the data is greater than \(2\). Thus, there is no possible value of \(m\) less than \(2\). If \(m > 4\), then the median is \(3\) and the range of the data is greater than \(3\). Thus, there is no possible value of \(m\) greater than \(4\). Therefore, the answer is E. Answer: E
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