adkikani wrote:
Hi
Bunuel niks18 pikolo2510 Abhishek009 chetan2u VeritasPrepKarishmaI could not understand the logic of cherry picking numbers.
Why are 4,5, and 6 for e.g. not considered?
As per definition of median, it is the middle no in a set of numbers
arranged in an increasing / decreasing fashion.
Only restriction for X is \(X\geq{0}\)
As numbers keep increasing the median kept on increasing. There won't be a case when median decreases as you increase the value of X. Think aabout it . if X=3, then median=4. But when X=7, then median=6.
Now the lowest possible median is 2+5/2 = 3.5
All other possible values will be more than 3.5 as explained above. A quick glance at the options and we can see answer should be A
So there is no need to check for 4,5,6 or every possible value of X
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