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monirjewel wrote: If the range of the six numbers 4, 3, 14, 7, 10 and x is 12, what is the difference between the greatest possible value of x and least possible value of x? (A) 0 (B) 2 (C) 12 (D) 13 (E) 15 The range of a set is the difference between the largest and smallest elements of a set. Without x, the difference between the largest and smallest elements of a set is 143=11<12, which means that in order 12 to be the range of the set x must be either the smallest element so that 14x=12 > x=2 OR x must the largest element so that x3=12 > x=15. The the difference between the greatest possible value of x and least possible value of x is 152=13. Answer: D.
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X must either be 15 or 2 to produce a range of 12. D. +1
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nice question. As in international student, the word "range" didnt say anything to me before that. Thanks. +1 from me.
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monirjewel wrote: If the range of the six numbers 4,3,14,7,10 and x is 12, what is the difference between the greatest possible value of x and least possible value of x? (A) 0 (B) 2 (C) 12 (D) 13 (E) 15 Range= Greatest value least value Range= 12 For the greatest value of x= 15, range will be 153= 12 For the least value of x= 2, the range will be 142= 12 so the difference between greatest and least value= 152= 13 D is the answer
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monirjewel wrote: If the range of the six numbers 4,3,14,7,10 and x is 12, what is the difference between the greatest possible value of x and least possible value of x? (A) 0 (B) 2 (C) 12 (D) 13 (E) 15 The Range of the numbers without x is 143 = 11...... Now x changes the range to 12....so x can be 1 greater than largest value or 1 lesser than eth smallest value.... so Range = 11+1+1 = 13 D
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monirjewel wrote: If the range of the six numbers 4,3,14,7,10 and x is 12, what is the difference between the greatest possible value of x and least possible value of x? (A) 0 (B) 2 (C) 12 (D) 13 (E) 15 We are given that the range of the six numbers 4,3,14,7,10, and x is 12. If x is the largest value in the list, then 3 would be the smallest number in the list. Since the range is 12, the largest number that x could be is 3 + 12 = 15. If x is the smallest value in the list, then 14 would be the largest number in the list. Since the range is 12, the smallest number that x could be is 14  12 = 2. Thus, the difference between the largest and smallest possible values of x is 15  2 = 13. Answer: D
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Hi All, The general category of 'statistics' will show up on the GMAT at least a couple of times on Test Day, so it's important to know the 'math definition' of each of the statistical words  "mean", "median", "mode", "range" and "standard deviation." Sometimes you'll be asked to calculate one (or more) of those terms; sometimes you'll use information given about one of those terms to figure out something else. Here, we're told that the RANGE of six numbers is 12. Since range is 'the difference between the largest and smallest terms', it helps to list out the numbers... Notice how one of the numbers is a VARIABLE though; I'm going to put that at the end of the list for convenience. 3, 4, 7, 10, 14...... X The range of the first 5 numbers is 11, so we have to make the X some number that will make the range = 12. We COULD make X = 15... since 15  3 = 12 We COULD make X = 2... since 14  2 = 12 Now we know the greatest and least possible values of X, so the answer to the question is 15  2 = 13 Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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