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Re: In 1986, for which of the cities listed was the median home [#permalink]
20 Jul 2018, 04:24

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One way to reduce time on this problem rather than calculating each difference would be to compare the variables. For instance, NY:130 is 4 more than 126 but Boston's 30 is 12 less than 42, so Boston has a bigger gap. Newark's gap is 10,000 less than Boston, so it's not that. Danbury's first number is 30,000 less, second number is 10,000 less, which still is 20,000 smaller of a gap. Pittsburgh is obviously out because the gap is blantantly much smaller. That way the answer can be found in a matter of seconds just from looking and comparing variables, rather than spending all of the time to calculate the answer.