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On the number line, the distance between point A and point C is 5 and the distance between point B and point C is 20. Does C lie between point A and point B? (1) The distance between point A and point B is 25. (2) Point A lies to the left of point B.
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 A C B  5 20 25
Only way statement 1 works is above. Statement 1 is sufficient.
Statement 2 is a trap. If you do statement 1 first, you may be fooled into thinking, because A is to the left of point B that it is the same as above. However, it could also be:  C A B 5 20 20



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Doh, it didn't preserve the white space. Anyways, in Statement 2 we don't know the distance between A and B, therefore it could 20 or 25 units apart. C could be to the left of A or in the middle.



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On the 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 A and B?
(1) The distance between point A and point B is 25 (2) Point A liest to the left of Point B.



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statement 1 is clearly sufficient. from 2 A lies left of B so C should between A & C what's wrong with this?



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On the number line, the distance between points A & C is 5 and the distance between points B & C is 20. Does point C lie between point A &B? 1. The distance between point A & B is 25. 2. Point A lies to the left of point B. How to do this?
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Nice question.. Thanks for the answer Bunuel...
I tht it was D till i read your explanation of why statement 2 is not sufficient..
I hadnt considered the possibility with C all the way to the left..



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Bunuel I am unable to do number line problems unable to understand concept any suggestions please Bunuel wrote: anilnandyala wrote: on the number line the distance between point A & C is 5 & the distance between point B & c is 20 . does the point c lie between point A & B? a) the distance between A & B is 25 b) point A lies left to pont B For statement 2 following cases are possible: A(5)C(20)B C(5)A(15)BSo this statement is not sufficient. Answer: A.



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venmic wrote: Bunuel I am unable to do number line problems unable to understand concept any suggestions please Bunuel wrote: anilnandyala wrote: on the number line the distance between point A & C is 5 & the distance between point B & c is 20 . does the point c lie between point A & B? a) the distance between A & B is 25 b) point A lies left to pont B For statement 2 following cases are possible: A(5)C(20)B C(5)A(15)BSo this statement is not sufficient. Answer: A. Highly recomend Karishma's blog posts on absolute values / number line concepts http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2011/01 ... edoredid/



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Can someone please help me with this kind of question?



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AC= 5, BC = 20 Stmt 1: AB = 25; From the properties of number line, C must be between A and B (does not matter on which side in the line). Sufficient Stmt 2: A lies to the left of B; C could be between A and B or it could be left to A making AC=5, AB = 15 and BC = 20. Insufficient. Answer A.
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