GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 18 Jun 2019, 00:06

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 55640
On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2017, 01:16
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

85% (01:05) correct 15% (01:05) wrong based on 61 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is halfway between –2 and 6, what number is halfway between x and y?

(A) –1
(B) –1/2
(C) 0
(D) 1/2
(E) 1

_________________
Intern
Joined: 16 Feb 2016
Posts: 1
Location: India
Concentration: Marketing, Technology
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Re: On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2017, 01:20
Sorry 1\2
-5 and 3 = -1
-2 and 6 = 2
-1 and 2 = 1/2

Sent from my Nexus 7 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Senior Manager
Joined: 28 Jun 2015
Posts: 287
Concentration: Finance
GPA: 3.5
Re: On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2017, 01:42
$$-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3: x = -1.$$

$$-2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: y = 2.$$

$$-1, 0, 1, 2: \frac{0+1}{2} = \frac{1}{2}.$$ Ans - D.
_________________
I used to think the brain was the most important organ. Then I thought, look what’s telling me that.
Manager
Joined: 08 Oct 2016
Posts: 201
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GPA: 2.9
WE: Engineering (Telecommunications)
Re: On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2017, 04:34
Time taken:1:22
Option: D
Here you go
step#01
x is mid-point of -5,3
remaining
-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2
mean x=-1
Step#02
y is mid-point of -2,6
remaining
-1,0,1,2,3,4,5
mean y=2
new range
-1,0,1,2
Add 0 and 1 and divide by 2
Result=1/2
_________________
Got Q42,V17
Target#01 Q45,V20--April End
Senior SC Moderator
Joined: 22 May 2016
Posts: 2899
On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Jul 2017, 11:36
2
1
Bunuel wrote:
On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is halfway between –2 and 6, what number is halfway between x and y?

(A) –1
(B) –1/2
(C) 0
(D) 1/2
(E) 1

X: $$\frac{-5+3}{2}$$ = -1

Y: $$\frac{-2+6}{2}$$ = 2

Number halfway between x and y:

$$\frac{-1+2}{2}$$ = $$\frac{1}{2}$$

_________________
SC Butler has resumed!
Get two SC questions to practice, whose links you can find by date, here.

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? -- Mary Oliver
Non-Human User
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 11377
Re: On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2018, 11:48
Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
Re: On the number line, if x is halfway between –5 and 3, and if y is half   [#permalink] 31 Dec 2018, 11:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by