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# There are 3 integers, a, b, and c in that order. Are these integers co

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There are 3 integers, a, b, and c in that order. Are these integers consecutive?
1) a=c-2
2) b>a

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22 Jun 2016, 23:13
MathRevolution wrote:
There are 3 integers, a, b, and c in that order. Are these integers consecutive?
1) a=c-2
2) b>a

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What if, in a, b, c --> b=c
Nowhere it is specified that the integers are distinct.
Also statement 2 says b>a, combining both we cannot say a,b,c are consecutive (eg 5,7,7) satisfies both statements but integers are not consecutive.
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22 Jun 2016, 23:45
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IMO E

don't know how it is A

1)we know about a and c not suff
2)b>a not suff

1+2
if a=1, c=3 and b can be 2 or 4 or any number greater than 1.

IF condition in question was given a<b<c then answer would be A

so E.
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23 Jun 2016, 01:58
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The question says "There are 3 integers, a, b, and c in that order", which means that a, b and c are all different and in that order would mean a<b<c. So statement 1 will be sufficient to answer the question as c=a+2 and as c>b>a, b should be = a+1.
Statement 2 is redundant statement and repeats what is given in the question.

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23 Jun 2016, 04:27
hsbinfy wrote:
IMO E

don't know how it is A

1)we know about a and c not suff
2)b>a not suff

1+2
if a=1, c=3 and b can be 2 or 4 or any number greater than 1.

IF condition in question was given a<b<c then answer would be A

so E.

I concur with E. But my Doubt is what it means by "in that order" is it a<b<c? -- If thats the case, then C is the answer.
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23 Jun 2016, 04:52
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'In that order' means c>b>a
Statement 2 is redundent as it is already given in the question that c>b>a. So statement 2 is not required.
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23 Jun 2016, 06:45
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The question says "There are 3 integers, a, b, and c in that order", which means that a, b and c are all different and in that order would mean a<b<c. So statement 1 will be sufficient to answer the question as c=a+2 and as c>b>a, b should be = a+1.
Statement 2 is redundant statement and repeats what is given in the question.

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In that order does not mean that the integers are distinct.
{2,3,3,3,4,8,8,9} are in order(ascending) but this does not mean that 2 integers cannot be same.
a, b, c are in order can mean ascending as well as descending order.
So you cannot say that in order always mean ascending order.
Stem 1 says that c-a = 2 which justifies that the order is ascending and that's it. It does not mean that 2 integers cannot be same.
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23 Jun 2016, 07:07
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We can surely debate on the wordings of the question. But, to me it looks like the question is hinting for 3 different integers a,b and c rather than just any 3 integers. Taking that into account, I would go for A.
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25 Jun 2016, 04:49
There are 3 integers, a, b, and cin that order. Are these integers consecutive?
1) a=c-2
2) b>a

The question says : a b and c are in the order : c >b > a

a = c-2 , says a is 2 less than c and which means b = c-1 , hence the 3 are consecutive. thus A is sufficient and this holds good for the numbers being +ve or -ve or combination of both

B : b > a , already understood from the question step

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26 Jun 2016, 18:16
We can modify the original condition and the question. In order for integers to be consecutive, they need to be a, b(=a+1), c(=a+2). Hence, the difference between c and a needs to be 2. Thus, the answer is yes for the condition 1). The correct answer is A.

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27 Jun 2016, 18:53
When integers are in the question, you cannot assume that they are in the order. If they are in the order as written, then you need:
1) the quesiton that mentions "order"
2) or the quesiton that has a diagram showing it

(case1) there are 3 integers <== this is not in order
(case2) 3 integers are in that order <== this is in order
(case 3) when there is a diagram showing the order <== this is in order
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