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If a = -0.3, which of the following is true?

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If a = -0.3, which of the following is true? [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:05
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If a = -0.3, which of the following is true?

(A) a < a^2 < a^3
(B) a < a^3 < a^2
(C) a^2 < a < a^3
(D) a^2 < a^3 < a
(E) a^3 < a < a^2
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Re: If a = -0.3, which of the following is true? [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2014, 03:32
It's tricky. At first sight I thought hey this is easy, it can only be E. But i re-calculated and saw that -0.3^3 = -0.027 which is bigger than -0.3. So B. Hope I'm as smart in the GMAT and calculate first before picking an answer :D
Re: If a = -0.3, which of the following is true?   [#permalink] 10 Jan 2014, 03:32
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