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The 4 known elements of Set S are 4 , 0 , 1 , 17 (1) x > 1 Median will be 1 Sufficient (2) x < 2 If x is between 1 and 2 , then median will be 1 but if x is less than 1 , then median will not be 1 .( Value of median now will depend whether x lies between 0 and 1 or 0 and 4 or is less than 4 ). If x= 5 , median will be 0 . If x= .5 , median will be .5 Not sufficient Answer A
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Re: Set S contains the elements {– 4, x, 0, 17, 1}. What is the median of
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S contains the elements {– 4, x, 0, 17, 1} in ascending order S contains the elements {– 4, 0,1,x, 17}e elements {– 4, x, 0, 17, 1} 1) x>1
in this case Median = 3rd term =1 ..S
2) x<2..
as now median will depend on x.. not sure abt specific value..NS
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The set S contains the elements {–4, x, 0, 17, 1}. What is the median of set S?
(1) x > 1
(2) x < 2
Can someone explain this question?
I am confused by the fact that Set must contain only distinct numbers......
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leshwarnag wrote: The set S contains the elements {–4, x, 0, 17, 1}. What is the median of set S?
(1) x > 1
(2) x < 2
Can someone explain this question?
I am confused by the fact that Set must contain only distinct numbers......
Thanks in advance. Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion above. To answer your doubt: yes, mathematically a set consists of only distinct elements. That's why real/official GMAT questions use word "list" instead, which can contain same elements. This is not a perfect question in this sense.
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Bunuel wrote: Set S contains the elements {– 4, x, 0, 17, 1}. What is the median of set S?
(1) x > 1 (2) x < 2 S = {– 4, x, 0, 17, 1} Lets try to arrange the digits. 4, 0, 1, 17 ....... x Option 1 : x>1, so arrangement becomes 4, 0,1 ,x ,17 So median = 1 SUFFICIENT Option 2: x <2, case 1: x = 1 4,0 , 1, 1, 17 ...... median = 1 case 2: x =0 4,0, 0, 1, 17 ........median = 0 case 3: 4=< x <0 4, x, 0, 1, 17 .............median = 0 Case 4,: x <4 , x, 4, 0, 1,17 .............median = 0 NOT SUFFICIENTAnswer A
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