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On the number line, the distance between X and zero is 3

Quantity A
Quantity B
The distance between X and 2 on the number line
2


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: On the number line, the distance between [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2017, 10:15
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Explanation

Diagram the question and determine the possible values of x:

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Now determine the distance between x and 2:

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We have shown that the distance between x and 2 could be 5 or 1; thus, it is impossible to say that Quantity A is always greater than Quantity B.

Hence option D is correct.



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