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# On a number line, the distance between point A and point C

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01 Apr 2006, 16:34
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On a number line, the distance between point A and point C is 5 and the distance between point B and point C is 20. Does point C lie between point A and point B????

1. The distance between point A and B is 25
2. Point A lies to the left of point B.
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01 Apr 2006, 19:12
bewakoof wrote:
On a number line, the distance between point A and point C is 5 and the distance between point B and point C is 20. Does point C lie between point A and point B????

1. The distance between point A and B is 25
2. Point A lies to the left of point B.

A.

from i, C must be in between A and B.
from ii, A and B can have any poditions.

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01 Apr 2006, 20:58
Concur with Professor ... A .

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03 Apr 2006, 21:32
bewakoof, where r u buddy? in india, US or New Plaza?

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04 Apr 2006, 06:31
Ans = A

There is no way to place C on the number line such that distance between B and C is 20, A and C is 5 and A and B is 25, yet still not lie between A and B.

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04 Apr 2006, 06:31
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