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If xyz > 0, is x*y^2*z^3 < 0?

1) y <0> 0

I loath DS but that's why I decided to give this a shot:

original stem: xyz > 0 means all are positive or 2 out of the three are negative.

(1) y is negative. Tells me that either x or z is negative. if that's the case, then x*y^2*z^3 would have to be negative since y^2 removes one of the negatives from the equation. Sufficient.

(2) x is positive. Doesn't give much as y and z could both be positive or both be negative. if y and z are negative, the answer is "yes" but if y and z are positive, then the answer is "no". not sufficient.

my choice: A