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On a number line, points U, V and A are such that d(U, A) = 215 units, d(V, A) = 140 units and d(U, V) = 75 units. Which of the points is between the other two?

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Point U is between the points V and A.
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Point V is between the points U and A.
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Point A is between the points U and V.
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None of the above
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Solution

The correct option is B Point V is between the points U and A.
Given, d(U, A) = 215 units
d(V, A) = 140 units
d(U,V) = 75 units

d(U, A) = 215

and d(U, V) + d(V, A) = 75 + 140 = 215

d(U,A) = d(U, V) + d(V, A)

Hence, point V is between the points U and A.

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