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# What is the median of prices?

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26 Jun 2016, 06:40
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What is the median of prices?
1) More than 1/2 of the prices are \$1,500 or more than \$1,500
2) More than 1/2 of the prices are \$1,500 or less than \$1,500

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26 Jun 2016, 08:57
Solving each statements with number line properties, it's a call between C & E

consider 2 statements as linear equations & its C
1) More than 1/2 of the prices are \$1,500 or more than \$1,500
x>=1500
2) More than 1/2 of the prices are \$1,500 or less than \$1,500
x<=1500
median is 1500 (s1 & s2)
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27 Jun 2016, 17:34
There are many variables in this case. Hence, there is high chance that E is the correct answer. Using 1) and 2), we can see that “more than 1/2 of the prices are \$1,500 or more than \$1,500” and “more than 1/2 of the prices are \$1,500 or less than \$1,500”. The overlapping price then will be \$1,500. Thus, \$1,500 becomes the median, and the correct answer is C.

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