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In the figure above, the point on segment PQ that is twice a

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I felt the question is confusing. Shouldn't it be "In the figure above, the point on segment PQ that is half as far from P as from Q is"?


I think that you're reading it as a comparison between these two things:

- the distance between P and the new point
- the distance between P and Q

However, the wording of the problem is actually asking you to compare these two things:

- the distance between P and the new point
- the distance between the new point and Q
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herbgatherer wrote:
I felt the question is confusing. Shouldn't it be "In the figure above, the point on segment PQ that is half as far from P as from Q is"?


I think that you're reading it as a comparison between these two things:

- the distance between P and the new point
- the distance between P and Q

However, the wording of the problem is actually asking you to compare these two things:

- the distance between P and the new point
- the distance between the new point and Q


I found the wording of the question confusing, too.

The way I interpreted "twice as far from P as from Q" was "twice as far from P and twice as far from Q". That's what I feel the questions asks.
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Do we need to assume that figures are drawn to scale in all the problems? Because I could answer this by just looking at the graph in few seconds.

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Do we need to assume that figures are drawn to scale in all the problems? Because I could answer this by just looking at the graph in few seconds.


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Figures: All figures accompanying problem solving questions are intended to provide information useful in solving the problems. Figures are drawn as accurately as possible. Exceptions will be clearly noted. Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight. The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero. All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.

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• Figures conform to the information given in the question, but will not necessarily conform to the additional information given in statements (1) and (2).
• Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight.
• The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero.
• All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.
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