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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers. If -4 is the least integer

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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers. If -4 is the least integer in list K, what is the range of the positive integers in list K?

A. 5
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D. 11
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Bunnel , I didn't understand when the largest positive integer in the list is 7 , how did the range become 7-1 = 6 , shouldn't it be 7

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Solution:

Set K = ( -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Range is defined as the highest value of f(x) and the lowest value of f(x). Over here the range will be 7 - (-4) = 11.

Try making a graph of the set K and see what is the difference between the maximum value and the minimum value.


The set is {-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}. The question asks to find the range of the POSITIVE integers in the list.

The range of the POSITIVE integers in the list is {largest} - {smallest} = 7 - 1 = 6.

Hope it's clear.
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Bunnel , I didn't understand when the largest positive integer in the list is 7 , how did the range become 7-1 = 6 , shouldn't it be 7
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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers. If -4 is the least integer in list K, what is the range of the positive integers in list K?

A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 11
E. 12


Solution:

Set K = ( -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Range is defined as the highest value of f(x) and the lowest value of f(x). Over here the range will be 7 - (-4) = 11.

Try making a graph of the set K and see what is the difference between the maximum value and the minimum value.
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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers, if -4 is the least integer in the list K, what is the range of the positive integers in list K?

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11
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k={-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7}

positive integers in the list k={1,2,3,4,5,6,7}
range=(7-1)=6

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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers, if -4 is the least integer in the list K, what is the range of the positive integers in list K?

5
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11
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Simple one. However, the only thing to notice in this question is "range of the positive integers". You miss this and you are gone :P
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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers. If -4 is the least integer in the list K , what is the range of positive integers in list K ?

Answer Options:

A- 5
B- 6
C- 7
D- 11
E 12


numbers are -4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7

range of positive numbers = 7-1= 6

note: zero is neither positive nor negative. it is neutral.
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so if it asks you for the positive and negative range then it would be 11 right? 7- (-4)= 11? or do you get two answers one for positive and one for negative?
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so if it asks you for the positive and negative range then it would be 11 right? 7- (-4)= 11? or do you get two answers one for positive and one for negative?


The set is {-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}.

The range of the POSITIVE integers in the list is {largest} - {smallest} = 7 - 1 = 6.
The range of the NEGATIVE integers in the list is {largest} - {smallest} = -1 - (-4) = 3.

The range of the whole set is {largest} - {smallest} = 7 - (-4) = 11.
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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers. If -4 is the least integer in list K, what is the range of the positive integers in list K?


Is not this an arithmetic progression with common difference as 1?

nth term in given by \(a_n\) = \(a_1\) + (n-1) d
We are given that \(a_1\)= -4 and hence we can solve for a_12 and n=12
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List K consists of 12 consecutive integers. If -4 is the least integer in list K, what is the range of the positive integers in list K?


Is not this an arithmetic progression with common difference as 1?

nth term in given by \(a_n\) = \(a_1\) + (n-1) d
We are given that \(a_1\)= -4 and hence we can solve for a_12 and n=12


Perfectly valid approach!

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This is so cheeky from GMAT.

The question asks what is the range of positive integers, not the range of the set.
so, answer is 7-1 = 6 not 7-(-4)=11
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