
Q20:
Tom, Jane, and Sue each purchased a new house.
The average (arithmetic mean) price of
the three houses was $120,000.
What was the median price of the three houses?
(1)
The price of Tom’s house was $110,000.
(2)
The price of Jane’s house was $120,000.
A. Statement (1)
ALONE
is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2)
ALONE
is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C.
BOTH
statements
TOGETHER
are sufficient, but
NEITHER
statement
ALONE
is
sufficient.
D.
EACH
statement
ALONE
is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2)
TOGETHER
are
NOT
sufficient.
Answer: B
Note:
This question is definitely a wellplanned trap!
Since it is the 20th question in the 37
question Math section and difficult levels usually drop because of the good performance
for the first halfsection of difficult questions, it is especially lethal to the tired GMATers
with dwindled alert.
The answer superficially appeared to be C but indeed it should be B.
This question is not very difficult and but very tricky.
From my point of view, if the
highly difficult questions appeared earlier in the Math section is the frontal attack to
GMATers, then the above question is a hideous attack stabbing GMATers’ back.

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