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# If m>0 and n>0, is m+x/n+x > m/n?

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If m>0 and n>0, is m+x/n+x > m/n? [#permalink]  09 Jun 2007, 21:14
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If m>0 and n>0, is m+x/n+x > m/n?

stmnt 1) m < n

stmnt 2) x is greater than 0

This is how I originally approached this:
Stmnt. 1 says that m is less than n. Therefore, m/n is a propper fraction. I'd think that adding any whole #, x/x, would make the fraction improper. I picked A. Wouldn't stmnt. 1 suffice in answering this? Perhaps x can be positive or negative?

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Statement 1 is not sufficient.
reasons:
a) what if x=0.
b) try this m=2,n=4 and x=3 then YES
but if x=-3 then NO.
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We really need to know something about X other than the fact that it's positive. We need to know how is X related to M and N.

Therefore, even if we combine both statements and use them as a single statement, we're still short of information to answer the question.

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Thanks UMB. I def overlooked x =ing 0. the OA is C. stmnt 1 says that m is less than n. this means that the m/n is a proper fraction. adding x/x, a whole number since x/x = 1, will make m/n an improper fraction unless x = 0. stmnt. 2 states that x is greater than 0.
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I also thought it was A at first. Its what I picked in my 2min timing. But takin bout another minute after my alloted time, I figured out that its C.

Stmnt 1:
Since M<N>
6/7>4/5 Now lets say x=-2. 2/3<4/5 So A is NOT sufficient. We don't know whether x is negative or positive.

Stmnt 2: x>0. We dont know anything about m or n so we cannot determine anything from just this. M>N or M<N we have no idea.

UMB you can't say x=-3 for stmnt 2 b/c it says that x is greater than 0.

stmnt 1: established a relationship between m and n saying m<n>0. SO since x cannot be negative adding any positive value to m and then n will give us a greater value than m/n.

Try it even w/ fractions:

(4+1/10)/(5+1/10) equates out to 41/10/51/10--> 41/51 or 4.1/5.1 which is greater (just slightly) than 4/5.

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