anonymous
  • anonymous
On the number line, the distance between x and 0 is 3 Quantity A: the distance between x and 2 on the number line Quantity B: 2 Quantity A is greater, Quantity B is greater, Two are equal, Or relationship cannot be determined. The answer is Quantity B is Greater but I don't know why?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
-3 or 3?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Hi I just updated it
Tommynaut
  • Tommynaut
|dw:1436248643503:dw| On first inspection, the question looks dodgy. As you said, x can be 3 or -3. That means the distance between x and 2 is either 1 or 5. I would say that none of the answers are correct, as the relationship CAN be determined, but by absolute values. Assuming their answer is actually correct, then maybe they mean for x to only be 3, in which case A = 1 and B = 2, so B > A (i.e. B is greater than A).

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