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# Point B is 18 miles east of point A, and point C is 6 miles west of po

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Point B is 18 miles east of point A, and point C is 6 miles west of point B. If point D is halfway between points B and C, and point E is halfway between points D and B, how far, in miles, is point E from point D ?

A. 1.5
B. 2
C. 2.5
D. 3
E. 3.5

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08 Feb 2019, 04:35
Bunuel wrote:
Point B is 18 miles east of point A, and point C is 6 miles west of point B. If point D is halfway between points B and C, and point E is halfway between points D and B, how far, in miles, is point E from point D ?

A. 1.5
B. 2
C. 2.5
D. 3
E. 3.5

A-------------------------------I--------------------------------C-------------D--------E-------B

This is how the figure looks like

AB = 18
BC = (1/3)*18 = 6
BD = (1/2)*6 = 3
DE = (1/2)*3 = 1.5

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Re: Point B is 18 miles east of point A, and point C is 6 miles west of po  [#permalink]

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08 Feb 2019, 21:25
Bunuel wrote:
Point B is 18 miles east of point A, and point C is 6 miles west of point B. If point D is halfway between points B and C, and point E is halfway between points D and B, how far, in miles, is point E from point D ?

A. 1.5
B. 2
C. 2.5
D. 3
E. 3.5

A------18--------B-----E-----D-----C

BC = 6 miles
BD = DC = 3

BE = ED = 1.5

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Re: Point B is 18 miles east of point A, and point C is 6 miles west of po   [#permalink] 08 Feb 2019, 21:25
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