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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Which of the following could be the median for a set of ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 1 member reply ### Top Member ## Which of the following could be the median for a set of ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Which of the following could be the median for a set of integers {97, 98, 56, x, 86}, given that 20 < x < 80? A. 71 B. 86 C. 91.5 D. 97 E. 397.5 OA B Source: Princeton Review ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2950 messages Followed by: 19 members Upvotes: 43 Top Reply BTGmoderatorDC wrote: Which of the following could be the median for a set of integers {97, 98, 56, x, 86}, given that 20 < x < 80? A. 71 B. 86 C. 91.5 D. 97 E. 397.5 OA B Source: Princeton Review If 20 < x â‰¤ 56, then in ascending order, the list of numbers is: x, 56, 86, 97, 98. We see that the median is 86. If 56 â‰¤ x < 80, then in ascending order, the list of numbers is: 56, x, 86, 97, 98. We see that the median is 86. Answer: B _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO scott@targettestprep.com See why Target Test Prep is rated 5 out of 5 stars on BEAT the GMAT. Read our reviews ### Top Member Legendary Member Joined 29 Oct 2017 Posted: 1023 messages Followed by: 4 members Top Reply There are 2 scenarios for the given set of integers since $$20 < x < 80$$. 1. $$20 < x < 56$$, Arranging in ascending order, {x,56,86,97,98}, we have median $$= 86$$. 2. $$56 \leq x < 80$$, Arranging in ascending order, {56,x,86,97,98}, we have median $$= 86$$. Therefore, the correct option is __B__ ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 13046 messages Followed by: 1253 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 BTGmoderatorDC wrote: Which of the following could be the median for a set of integers {97, 98, 56, x, 86}, given that 20 < x < 80? A. 71 B. 86 C. 91.5 D. 97 E. 397.5 Since 20 < x < 80, we can see that, if we arrange the 5 numbers in ASCENDING order, we get two possible cases: case a: {x, 56, 86, 97, 98} case b: {56, x, 86, 97, 98} In both cases, the median is 86 Answer: B Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use my video course along with Sign up for free Question of the Day emails And check out all of these free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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