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Three points T, U and V on the number line have coordinates t, u, and v respectively. Is T between points U and V?


(1) \(t^2<4<u^2<v^2\)

(2) \(u<0<v\)
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Three points T, U and V on the number line have coordinates t, u, and v respectively. Is T between points U and V?

(1) \(t^2<4<u^2<v^2\). Since all parts of the inequality are non-negative, we can safely take the square root from it: \(|t| < 2 < |u| < |v|\). It's possible that T is between U and V, for example, if t=0, u=-3 and v=4, as well as it's possible that it's not, for example, t=0, u=3 and v=4. Not sufficient.

(2) \(u<0<v\). Clearly insufficient.

(1) Since from (2) u<0<v, then from (1) we get \(|t| < 2 < -u < v\). If break it: we'll get \(u<-2\) (from 2 < -u), \(-2<t<2\) (from |t| < 2), and \(2<v\). T is between U and V. Sufficient.

Answer: C.

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St1: t^2 can take values between 0 and 4 --> -2 < t < 2
When u and v have the same sign: v > u > 2 or v < u < -2 --> t does not lie between u and v
When u and v have oppositie sign: u > 2 and v < -u < -2 or u < -2 and v > -u > 2 --> t lies between u and v

Illustrating the above statements:
When t = 1; u = 3; v = 4, t does not lie between u and v
When t = 1; u = -3; v = 4, t lies between u and v
Not Sufficient.

St2: u is -ve and v is positive --> Clearly insufficient as we have no information about t

Combining St1 and St2:
-2 < t < 2;
u is negative --> u < -2
v is positive --> v > -u > 2
As shown in St1, when u and v have opposite signs, t lies between u and v.
Sufficient

Answer: C
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Hi Bunuel ,
Is this really a GMAT PREP Question .
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Hi Bunuel ,
Is this really a GMAT PREP Question .



Hi,
the Q is a bit twisted but tests number properties..
and since it has been shown that the source is GMAT PREP EP2, we should be ready for such Qs
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Hi Bunuel ,
Is this really a GMAT PREP Question .



Hi,
the Q is a bit twisted but tests number properties..
and since it has been shown that the source is GMAT PREP EP2, we should be ready for such Qs


Absolutely sir..i think it should be 700 Q---wrongly tagged i believe.
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Hi Bunuel ,
Is this really a GMAT PREP Question .

Yes, it is from EP 2 (the newly launched EP).

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If everyone thinks it is 700 level, I will change the tag.

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Tip: I found drawing the number line here instead of trying to write out inequalities got to the correct answer much quicker. ~20-30 seconds
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Three points T, U and V on the number line have coordinates t, u, and v respectively. Is T between points U and V?

(1) \(t^2<4<u^2<v^2\). Since all parts of the inequality are non-negative, we can safely take the square root from it: \(|t| < 2 < |u| < |v|\). It's possible that T is between U and V, for example, if t=0, u=-3 and v=4, as well as it's possible that it's not, for example, t=0, u=3 and v=4. Not sufficient.

(2) u<0<v. Clearly insufficient.

(1) Since from (2) u<0<v, then from (1) we get \(|t| < 2 < -u < v\). If break it: we'll get \(u<-2\) (from 2 < -u), \(-2<t<2\) (from |t| < 2), and \(2<v\). T is between U and V. Sufficient.

Answer: C.

Hope it's clear.


When you take the sq rt of 4 in this, shouldn't the result be +/- 2?
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Bunuel wrote:
Three points T, U and V on the number line have coordinates t, u, and v respectively. Is T between points U and V?

(1) \(t^2<4<u^2<v^2\). Since all parts of the inequality are non-negative, we can safely take the square root from it: \(|t| < 2 < |u| < |v|\). It's possible that T is between U and V, for example, if t=0, u=-3 and v=4, as well as it's possible that it's not, for example, t=0, u=3 and v=4. Not sufficient.

(2) u<0<v. Clearly insufficient.

(1) Since from (2) u<0<v, then from (1) we get \(|t| < 2 < -u < v\). If break it: we'll get \(u<-2\) (from 2 < -u), \(-2<t<2\) (from |t| < 2), and \(2<v\). T is between U and V. Sufficient.

Answer: C.

Hope it's clear.


When you take the sq rt of 4 in this, shouldn't the result be +/- 2?


Are you talking about t^2 < 4? What is your question?

t^2 < 4

|t| < 2 (which is the same as -2 < t < 2).
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Bunuel wrote:
Three points T, U and V on the number line have coordinates t, u, and v respectively. Is T between points U and V?

(1) \(t^2<4<u^2<v^2\). Since all parts of the inequality are non-negative, we can safely take the square root from it: \(|t| < 2 < |u| < |v|\). It's possible that T is between U and V, for example, if t=0, u=-3 and v=4, as well as it's possible that it's not, for example, t=0, u=3 and v=4. Not sufficient.

(2) u<0<v. Clearly insufficient.

(1) Since from (2) u<0<v, then from (1) we get \(|t| < 2 < -u < v\). If break it: we'll get \(u<-2\) (from 2 < -u), \(-2<t<2\) (from |t| < 2), and \(2<v\). T is between U and V. Sufficient.

Answer: C.

Hope it's clear.


When you take the sq rt of 4 in this, shouldn't the result be +/- 2?


Are you talking about t^2 < 4? What is your question?

t^2 < 4

|t| < 2 (which is the same as -2 < t < 2).



Yeah, It is a medium level question. I bit of guess/application work is needed to solve this question. Mentioned question can be solved only if we were given both information A and B.

So Answer C
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How do I check the difficult level in terms of 660-650-700-750 level? It just shows easy/ medium on the timer :/


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