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Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? (A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Practice Questions Question: 24 Page: 155 Difficulty: 600
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SOLUTIONOf the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?(A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Since the absolute value of a number indicates the distance of this number from zero, then we need to find a point which is farthest from zero. The farthest point from zero is A. Answer: A.
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So, because it doesen't matter if it is negative or positive, hence 2 is the right solution. (A)



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SOLUTIONOf the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?(A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Since the absolute value of a number indicates the distance of this number from zero, then we need to find a point which is farthest from zero. The farthest point from zero is A. Answer: A.
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02 Dec 2012, 13:50
Sorry to bump a old thread, but I just completed this problem in the book and considered it relatively easy compared to the others. I guessed it to be a 450500 level question. Instead it is a 600 level question. Is this really the case?
I tried the diagnostic test at the beginning of the book and could hardly get any questions right and they were 650 level based on information in this forum.
What can I expect on the GMAT? Questions like in the diagnostic section or like those in the Practice Questions to give me a minimum score of 550?
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Why are we not allowed to view The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions Project



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Bunuel wrote: The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectAttachment: ABCDE.png Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? (A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Practice Questions Question: 24 Page: 155 Difficulty: 600 GMAT Club is introducing a new project: The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectEach week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution. We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation. Thank you! no hard logic behind this, just a pictorial representation but most of us just ignore, i did that initially while practicing in OG but later recovered



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krrish wrote: Bunuel wrote: The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectAttachment: ABCDE.png Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? (A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Practice Questions Question: 24 Page: 155 Difficulty: 600 GMAT Club is introducing a new project: The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectEach week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution. We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation. Thank you! no hard logic behind this, just a pictorial representation but most of us just ignore, i did that initially while practicing in OG but later recovered  I would like to say one thing. \("If\) \(your\) \(Concepts\) \(Of\) \(Absolute\) \(Value\) \(is\) \(Good\) \(than\) \(you\) \(will\) \(never\) \(be\) \(tricked\) \(on\) \(any\) \(such\) \(Question\) \(&\) \(such\) \(Questions\) \(can\) \(make\) \(a\) \(Big\) \(diffrence"\)
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Rajkiranmareedu wrote: Why are we not allowed to view The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 13th Edition  Quantitative Questions Project Check here: theofficialguidequantitativequestiondirectory143450.html
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Bunuel wrote: Attachment: ABCDE.png Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? (A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Before attacking this question, we want to review what “absolute value” means. The absolute value of a number measures or is the distance that number is from zero on the number line. Let’s say we are comparing the absolute values of 100 and 90; we’d say that 100 has THE GREATER ABSOLUTE VALUE. It has the greater absolute value because 100 = 100 and 90 = 90. Notice that 100 is farther away from zero than 90 is. In regard to this question, we can see that A (notice that A = 2) is farther from zero than any other answer choice. If we were to estimate E, we could say it’s about 1.8. That is slightly closer to zero than A is, because the distance of A from 0 is 2 = 2. Answer A.
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Bunuel wrote: Attachment: ABCDE.png Of the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value? (A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Practice Questions Question: 24 Page: 155 Difficulty: 600 when it comes to absolute value the easiest way is to ignore the "" sign for this kind of questions. 2>1.8 A



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Bunuel wrote: SOLUTIONOf the five coordinates associated with points A, B, C, D, and E on the number line above, which has the greatest absolute value?(A) A (B) B (C) C (D) D (E) E Since the absolute value of a number indicates the distance of this number from zero, then we need to find a point which is farthest from zero. The farthest point from zero is A. Answer: A. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but E and A have similar distances from 0. Then why did you select A and not E?
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Rajeet123  on the GMAT, you assume per the instructions that all figures are drawn to scale unless explicitly stated otherwise. Thus, we must look carefully at A and E and whichever is further from 0 is the correct answer. We can see clearly that A points at 2, and E points to near but less than 2. Thus A > E




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