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If ab ≠ 0 and a^3b = ab^3, then which option must be true ? [#permalink]

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I got this question from Kaplan Daily GMAT question and wanted to share with all members of gmatclub for practice.

If ab ≠ 0 and \(a^3\)b = a\(b^3\), then which of the following must be true?

I. a = b II. a = –b III. ab = 1

Options : A. None B. I only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II, and III ------------------------------------- Please press KUDOS if you like my post.

For this product to be zero, since ab≠ we can have: a=-b OR a= b

Let's look at the options: 1. DOES NOT HAVE TO BE TRUE. Take a = 1, b = -1, for instance 2. DOES NOT HAVE TO BE TRUE. Take a = 1, b = 1, for instance 3. DOES NOT HAVE TO BE TRUE. Take a = 2, b = 2, for instance

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