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# On the number line, the distance between x and y is greater

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On the number line, the distance between x and y is greater than the distance between x and z. Does z lie between x and yon the number line?

1. xyz<0
2. xy<0
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04 Sep 2007, 21:11
mbunny wrote:
On the number line, the distance between x and y is greater than the distance between x and z. Does z lie between x and yon the number line?

1. xyz<0
2. xy<0

E.

z b/w (x,y) - y<z<x or x<z<y.

neither 1) nor 2) gives us the solution.
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04 Sep 2007, 23:13
Another (E)

Let's say

x=4,
y=(-1)
& z=5 or z = 3, we don't know
04 Sep 2007, 23:13
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