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# What is the sum of 5 evenly spaced integers in a set? 1. The

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What is the sum of 5 evenly spaced integers in a set?

1. The median of the set of numbers is 0.
2. The range of the numbers in the set is 4.

the answer is C.
can someone explian with an example

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22 Aug 2003, 07:44
I would have to disagree and say A

If there are 5 numbers then..

(A) If the median is 0..then the set could be

-10 -5 0 5 10
or

-20 -10 0 10 20

Either way they all add to 0
This is suff

(B) With this information alone, then this basically means the set of any 5 consecutive integers. This is not suff

From here we know that the answer is A

Now to combine them (this step is not necc once we know it is A, but anyways...)- If the range is 4, then that just means the specific set:
-2 -1 0 1 2.

This is just one specific example of something that (A) already tells you. GMAT does this a lot so that you think you need the info in (B), when it is actually just reconfirming something you already know from (A).

go with (A)

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22 Aug 2003, 08:23
another vote for (A)

doloris

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