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Here is the first post, everyone is wellcomed to reply in the other thread named ( Inequality thread replies) Plz use the question stem.OA and best OE will be posted by the end of each week. Everyone is welcomed to add questions and reply to any post. Is x negative? 1) x^3(1-x^2)<0 2) x^2-1<0 plz note that my answers below are not OA or OE it is my personal solutions. this thread was created 3 years ago. and i personally lost track of it.

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2) 0<|x|-4x<5 = ?
A. x<0
B. 0<x<1
C. -3/5<x<1
D. -3/5<x<0
E. -1<x<0

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3)[x] denotes largest integer less than or equal to x if [x] = -1, which one is true?
x=1
-2=<x<-1
-2<x<=-1
-1=<x<0
-1<x<=0

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4)If a>b>c>0, is c <3?
(1) 1/a>1/3
(2) 1/a+1/b+1/c=1

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5)Is y<(x+z)/2?
1. y-x < z-y
2 z-y > (z-x)/2

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6) if a and b are positive, is 1/(1/a+1/b) less than ab?
1) a=2b
2) a+b > 1

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7)if ab/cd <0, is bc>ad?
st1 cd>ab
st2 b<c<0

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8) If n is not equal to 0, is |n| < 4 ?
(1) n^2 > 16
(2) 1/|n| > n

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9) a and b are positive numbers. Is a>b?
(1) ax>bx
(2) x*a^2+x*b^2<0

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10)If x and y are positive real numbers, is x > y?
i) x^3/y < 1
ii) (x^1/3)/y < 1

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11) Is x>1?
1). x^2<x
2). x<rootx

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Re: The Inequality Thread [#permalink ]
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Here is the first post, everyone is wellcomed to reply in the other thread named ( Inequality thread replies) Plz use the question stem.OA and best OE will be posted by the end of each week. Everyone is welcomed to add questions and reply to any post. Is x negative? 1) x^3(1-x^2)<0 2) x^2-1<0 Good luck

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Where can I find the solution of these questions? I am unable to find the thread of replies....

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[quote="yezz"]Here is the first post, everyone is wellcomed to reply in the other thread named ( Inequality thread replies) Plz use the question stem.OA and best OE will be posted by the end of each week. Everyone is welcomed to add questions and reply to any post. Is x negative? is x<0 1) x^3(1-x^2)<0 2) x^2-1<0 from 1 x^3<x^5 either x>1 or -1<x<0.......insuff from 2 from 2 x^2<1 ie: /x/<1 ie: -1<x<1....insuff both still insuff...E

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yezz wrote:

2) 0<|x|-4x<5 = ? A. x<0 B. 0<x<1 C. -3/5<x<1 D. -3/5<x<0 E. -1<x<0

0<|x|-4x<5 = -4x</x/<5-4x split the inquality into 2

1) /x/< 5-4x , 5-4x>0 -4x>-5 , x<5/4

2) -4x</x/.............-4x<x or 4x>x

x(-4-1) < 0 Ie: x>0

4x>x thus 3x>0 thus x>0

at 1,2 solutions

0<x<5/4, b is the range that belong to our solution thus B

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3)[x] denotes largest integer less than or equal to x if [x] = -1, which one is true? x=1 -2=<x<-1 -2<x<=-1 -1=<x<0 -1<x<=0

solution is

-1=<X<=0,

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4)If a>b>c>0, is c <3? (1) 1/a>1/3 (2) 1/a+1/b+1/c=1

a,b,c r +ve

from 1

a<3 and since a>b>c thus sure c<3

from 2

since a>b>c>0 thus surely 1/a<1/b<1/c , assume all are equal then each is 1/3 however 1/b,1/c has to be less than 1/3 1/c>1/3 thus c<3..suff

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5)Is y<(x+z)/2? 1. y-x < z-y 2 z-y > (z-x)/2

is 2y<x+z

from 1

y-x-z+y<0

2y<x+z..........suff

from 2

2z-2y-z+x > 0

z+x>2y...suff

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8) If n is not equal to 0, is |n| < 4 ? (1) n^2 > 16 (2) 1/|n| > n

is -4<n<4

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/n/>4 ie: either n>4 or n<-4............suff

from 2

n/(/n/)<1 ....isnuff

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9) a and b are positive numbers. Is a>b? (1) ax>bx (2) x*a^2+x*b^2<0

is a-b>0

from 1

x(a-b)>0 ...depends on x ...insuff

from 2

x(a^2+b^2) < 0....x is -ve no idea about a,b...insuff

both

if x is -ve and x(a-b)>0 thus a-b<0...suff... C