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On the number line, if r < s, if p is halfway between r and s, and if t is halfway between p and r, then (s – t)/(t – r) =

(A) 1/4
(B) 1/3
(C) 4/3
(D) 3
(E) 4

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Baten80 wrote:
On the number line, if r<S, if p is the halfway between r and s, and if t is the halfway between p and r, then s-t/t-r=

What i will the s-t either s minus t or s to t. please help.
1/4
1/3
4/3
3
4


PLEASE FORMAT THE QUESTIONS PROPERLY!

Also what do you mean by "What i will the s-t either s minus t or s to t"?

Original question is:

On the number line, if r<s, if p is halfway between r and s, and if t is halfway between p and r then (s-t)/(t-r)=
A. 1/4
B. 1/3
C. 4/3
D. 3
E. 4

Let r=0 and s=4 --> p is halfway between r and s: p=2;
t is halfway between p=2 and r=0: t=1;

(s-t)/(t-r)=(4-1)/(1-0)=3.

Answer: D.

P.S. On the GMAT we can often see such statement: \(k\) is halfway between \(m\) and \(n\) on the number line. Remember this statement can ALWAYS be expressed algebraically as: \(\frac{m+n}{2}=k\).
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On the number line, if r < s, if p is halfway between r and s, and if t is halfway between p and r, then (s – t)/(t – r) =

(A) 1/4
(B) 1/3
(C) 4/3
(D) 3
(E) 4


We can solve it using integers..i would like to take negative integers first

r.......t.......p.................s.......0
-5....-4......-3................-1

on solving (-1+4)/(-4+5) = 3

Just to check with positive integers

0.......r.......t.......p.................s
0.......2......3........4................6

on solving (6-3)/(3-2) = 3

Hence D
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On the number line, if r < s, if p is halfway between r and s, and if t is halfway between p and r, then (s – t)/(t – r) =

(A) 1/4
(B) 1/3
(C) 4/3
(D) 3
(E) 4


Find endpoints.

Sketch r < s. From info and logic, neither p nor t can be an endpoint; both are midpoints.

r < s, p is halfway between:

R_____________P_____________S
|------------------|------------------|

t is halfway between p and r:

R______T______P____________S
|----x---|----x---|------2x------|

Track on distance as above. Then use smallest length to define. Let RT = x. Then TP = x, and PS = 2x.

Assign integer value to x; 1 is easy. Assign cardinal values in keeping with the ratios.

Let r = 1. Then t = 2, p = 3, and s, which is 2x = (2)(1) away from p, = 5.

A. (s - t) => (5 - 2) = 3
B. (t - r) => (2 - 1) = 1

\(\frac{A}{B}\) = \(\frac{3}{1}\) = 3

I tested it with x=2 as well, and started with r = 3. The ratio holds.

Answer D
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Baten80 wrote:
On the number line, if r<S, if p is the halfway between r and s, and if t is the halfway between p and r, then s-t/t-r=

What i will the s-t either s minus t or s to t. please help.
1/4
1/3
4/3
3
4


PLEASE FORMAT THE QUESTIONS PROPERLY!

Also what do you mean by "What i will the s-t either s minus t or s to t"?

Original question is:

On the number line, if r<s, if p is halfway between r and s, and if t is halfway between p and r then (s-t)/(t-r)=
A. 1/4
B. 1/3
C. 4/3
D. 3
E. 4

Let r=0 and s=4 --> p is halfway between r and s: p=2;
t is halfway between p=2 and r=0: t=1;

(s-t)/(t-r)=(4-1)/(1-0)=3.

Answer: D.

P.S. On the GMAT we can often see such statement: \(k\) is halfway between \(m\) and \(n\) on the number line. Remember this statement can ALWAYS be expressed algebraically as: \(\frac{m+n}{2}=k\).



niks18 hi there :)

i took following numbers R=2, S=5, T=3, P =4 whats wrong with my reasoning ? :? im free to choose any numbers as long as p is the halfway between r and s, and if t is the halfway between p and r. No ? :? :)

thanks & have a great weekend :)
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Bunuel wrote:
Baten80 wrote:
On the number line, if r<S, if p is the halfway between r and s, and if t is the halfway between p and r, then s-t/t-r=

What i will the s-t either s minus t or s to t. please help.
1/4
1/3
4/3
3
4


PLEASE FORMAT THE QUESTIONS PROPERLY!

Also what do you mean by "What i will the s-t either s minus t or s to t"?

Original question is:

On the number line, if r<s, if p is halfway between r and s, and if t is halfway between p and r then (s-t)/(t-r)=
A. 1/4
B. 1/3
C. 4/3
D. 3
E. 4

Let r=0 and s=4 --> p is halfway between r and s: p=2;
t is halfway between p=2 and r=0: t=1;

(s-t)/(t-r)=(4-1)/(1-0)=3.

Answer: D.

P.S. On the GMAT we can often see such statement: \(k\) is halfway between \(m\) and \(n\) on the number line. Remember this statement can ALWAYS be expressed algebraically as: \(\frac{m+n}{2}=k\).



niks18 hi there :)

i took following numbers R=2, S=5, T=3, P =4 whats wrong with my reasoning ? :? im free to choose any numbers as long as p is the halfway between r and s, and if t is the halfway between p and r. No ? :? :)

thanks & have a great weekend :)


Hi dave13

Before I answer your question, what according to you is "halfway"? how do you define "halfway" and as per that definition what will be the "halfway" of 2 & 5
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i took following numbers R=2, S=5, T=3, P =4 whats wrong with my reasoning ? :? im free to choose any numbers as long as p is the halfway between r and s, and if t is the halfway between p and r. No ? :? :)

thanks & have a great weekend :)


Hey dave13 ,

Halfway means middle of the two numbers.

So, If the distance between you and I is 1000 Kms, then the halfway between us will be 500 Kms away from both of us.

Does that make sense?
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