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T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum involving distinct nonzero integers a, b, c and d: a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd). What is the range of T? A. 15 B. 20 C. 28 D. 29 E. 30
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honchos wrote: T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum involving distinct nonzero integers a, b, c and d: a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd). What is the range of T?
A. 15 B. 20 C. 28 D. 29 E. 30 \(\frac{x}{x}\) is 1 when \(x>0\) and 1 when \(x<0\). For example, if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\) and if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\). Thus the maximum value of \(\frac{a}{a} + 2(\frac{b}{b}) + 3(\frac{c}{c}) + 4(\frac{d}{d}) + 5(\frac{abcd}{abcd})\) is obtained when each of a, b, c and d are positive: 1+2+3+4+5=15. As for the minimum value: notice that all a, b, c, d and abcd cannot simultaneously be negative. For example if a, b, c and d are negative then abcd will be positive. Thus the minimum value is obtained when a is positive and b, c and d are negative: 12345=13. The range = 15  (13) = 28. Answer: C.
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Am I missing sth? 12345 is 14 and not 13, right? so the correct answer would be D



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Bunuel wrote: honchos wrote: T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum involving distinct nonzero integers a, b, c and d: a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd). What is the range of T?
A. 15 B. 20 C. 28 D. 29 E. 30 \(\frac{x}{x}\) is 1 when \(x>0\) and 1 when \(x<0\). For example, if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\) and if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\). Thus the maximum value of \(\frac{a}{a} + 2(\frac{b}{b}) + 3(\frac{c}{c}) + 4(\frac{d}{d}) + 5(\frac{abcd}{abcd})\) is obtained when each of a, b, c and d are positive: 1+2+3+4+5=15. As for the minimum value: notice that all a, b, c, d and abcd cannot simultaneously be negative. For example if a, b, c and d are negative then abcd will be positive. Thus the minimum value is obtained when a is positive and b, c and d are negative: 12345=13. The range = 15  (13) = 28. Answer: C. Hey Bunuel..there are many values in between that we can never achieve..say 0..so how is range defined in such cases...is it just the maxmin..
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JusTLucK04 wrote: Bunuel wrote: honchos wrote: T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum involving distinct nonzero integers a, b, c and d: a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd). What is the range of T?
A. 15 B. 20 C. 28 D. 29 E. 30 \(\frac{x}{x}\) is 1 when \(x>0\) and 1 when \(x<0\). For example, if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\) and if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\). Thus the maximum value of \(\frac{a}{a} + 2(\frac{b}{b}) + 3(\frac{c}{c}) + 4(\frac{d}{d}) + 5(\frac{abcd}{abcd})\) is obtained when each of a, b, c and d are positive: 1+2+3+4+5=15. As for the minimum value: notice that all a, b, c, d and abcd cannot simultaneously be negative. For example if a, b, c and d are negative then abcd will be positive. Thus the minimum value is obtained when a is positive and b, c and d are negative: 12345=13. The range = 15  (13) = 28. Answer: C. Hey Bunuel..there are many values in between that we can never achieve..say 0..so how is range defined in such cases...is it just the maxmin.. Yes, the range is always the difference between the largest and smallest.
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Bunuel wrote: honchos wrote: T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum involving distinct nonzero integers a, b, c and d: a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd). What is the range of T?
A. 15 B. 20 C. 28 D. 29 E. 30 \(\frac{x}{x}\) is 1 when \(x>0\) and 1 when \(x<0\). For example, if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\) and if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\). Thus the maximum value of \(\frac{a}{a} + 2(\frac{b}{b}) + 3(\frac{c}{c}) + 4(\frac{d}{d}) + 5(\frac{abcd}{abcd})\) is obtained when each of a, b, c and d are positive: 1+2+3+4+5=15. As for the minimum value: notice that all a, b, c, d and abcd cannot simultaneously be negative. For example if a, b, c and d are negative then abcd will be positive. Thus the minimum value is obtained when a is positive and b, c and d are negative: 12345=13. The range = 15  (13) = 28. Answer: C. I took abcd as a 4 digit number. Bunuel , could you please edit the question and replace abcd with a*b*c*d , for clarity.
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rekhabishop wrote: Bunuel wrote: honchos wrote: T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum involving distinct nonzero integers a, b, c and d: a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd). What is the range of T?
A. 15 B. 20 C. 28 D. 29 E. 30 \(\frac{x}{x}\) is 1 when \(x>0\) and 1 when \(x<0\). For example, if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\) and if \(x=2\), then \(\frac{x}{x}=1\). Thus the maximum value of \(\frac{a}{a} + 2(\frac{b}{b}) + 3(\frac{c}{c}) + 4(\frac{d}{d}) + 5(\frac{abcd}{abcd})\) is obtained when each of a, b, c and d are positive: 1+2+3+4+5=15. As for the minimum value: notice that all a, b, c, d and abcd cannot simultaneously be negative. For example if a, b, c and d are negative then abcd will be positive. Thus the minimum value is obtained when a is positive and b, c and d are negative: 12345=13. The range = 15  (13) = 28. Answer: C. I took abcd as a 4 digit number. Bunuel , could you please edit the question and replace abcd with a*b*c*d , for clarity. If abcd were a 4digit number if would have been mentioned explicitly. Without that, abcd can only be a*b*c*d since only multiplication sign (*) is usually omitted.
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honchos wrote: T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum involving distinct nonzero integers a, b, c and d: a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd). What is the range of T?
A. 15 B. 20 C. 28 D. 29 E. 30 How to think in such a problem: "T is the set of all numbers that can be written as the following sum" Makes me think that T can take a limited number of values. Else the set would have infinite elements and we will not be able to define the range. a/a + 2(b/b) + 3(c/c) + 4(d/d) + 5(abcd/abcd) Seeing this, I recall that x/x will be 1 or 1 depending on whether x is positive or negative. It can take no other value. So to maximise the sum (to get range), we should make all such expressions 1. This happens when all a, b, c and d are positive. The sum will be 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15 To minimise the sum we should try to make as many terms negative as possible. But abcd will become positive if all a, b, c and d are negative. So we should keep 'a' positive and make all rest negative. 1  2 3  4 5 = 13 Note that it doesn't matter what the actual values of a, b, c and d are. a/a will always be only 1 or 1. Range = 15  (13) = 28
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I am wondering why no one asked why we are considering "a" positive, why not b or c or d ? well the answer is: as we are looking for minimum value we should add as less as possible, thus á is considered +ve value.



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