Hey Sumithra,

Answer is C.

From 1st Statement: X > Y

From 2nd Statement:

You cannot conclude that X > Y because Y could be a negative number. In this case, the inequality sign needs to be reversed. So, all we know with this statement is that both (X and Y) have same signs. Another information is that the absolute value of /x/ is greater than the absolute value of /y/ so that x/y > 1.

From 1st and 2nd statement:

We know "X>Y' and "both X and Y are positives."

NB:

Your plugged in numbers X = -3 and Y = -3.5 do not satisfy the 2nd statement that x/y > 1. (-3)/(-3.5) = something less than 1. Hope this helps.

Sumithra Sen wrote:

Tricolor- Is the answer to this question C or E?

Because I am coming up with E as the answer.

Reason being

Option A 2x - 2y = 1

x-y = 0.5

Option B x/y>1 or x>y

There are 2 possible scenarios for X and Y that satisfy this equation

scenario 1 when X = 3.5 , and y = 3., in which case X>y

scenario 2 when X = -3 and y = -3.5

X- y = -3 - ( -3.5) = 3.5 - 3 = 0.5 , in which case X > y

So X and Y both could be positive or X and Y both could be negative , but in either scenarios x has to be greater than y

What am I missing here, help?