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# The towns A, B, and C lie on a straight line. C is between A and B. Th

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The towns A, B, and C lie on a straight line. C is between A and B. The distance from A to B is 100 miles. How far is it from A to C?

(1) The distance from A to B is 25 percent more than the distance from C to B.
(2) The distance from A to C is 1/4 of the distance from C to B.

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05 Nov 2017, 01:05
S1: let distance from c to b is x, then a to b = 1.25x =100. Hence x can be found. Distance a to C =0.25x. Hence sufficient.
S2: let A to C distance =x, c to b distance = 4x. 5x =100, x =20.
Hence sufficient.

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