souvik101990 wrote:

Which of the following equations is sufficient to determine which of the five distinct integers represented on the number line above is closest to zero, given that the distance between every two adjacent integers is not shown to scale?

A. b + d 2c

B. d ‒a

C. c < ‒e

D. b ‒d

E. a + b ‒d ‒ e

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Hi

souvik101990I think we are missing 'equal to' signs here. Correct me if I am wrong. Question should go like this:

A. b + d = 2c ---c is average of b and d. No info on no. closest to zero.

B. d = ‒a --- b or c can be closest so not sure.

C. c < ‒e -----Either d or e could be closest to zero. Not sufficient.

D. b = ‒d ----Only c can be closest to zero. Sufficient.

E. a + b = ‒d ‒ e ----Cannot determine since only sum is equal.

Answer D.

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