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As x decreases from 100 to 99, which of the following must decrease

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As x decreases from 100 to 99, which of the following must decrease

I. 5x-12
II. (x+1)/x
III. 1/(x^3-x)


A. I Only
B. II Only
C. III Only
D. I and II
E. I and III
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As x decreases from 100 to 99, which of the following must decrease

I. 5x-12
II. (x+1)/x
III. 1/(x^3-x)


A. I Only
B. II Only
C. III Only
D. I and II
E. I and III


We have fractions too.. If the numerator decreases, fraction will decrease and if denominator decreases, the fraction will increase..
Read in detail in the attached post as shown below.
I. 5x-12 .. say denominator is 1, so (5x-12)/1.. N decreases, value decreases.. YES
II. \(\frac{(x+1)}{x}=1+\frac{1}{x}\)... Now in 1/x, denominator decreases, value increases...NO
III. \(\frac{1}{(x^3-x)}\).... Now here too, denominator decreases, value increases...NO

Only I, so A is the answer
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New post 31 Mar 2019, 20:43
Can we classify this question as over 700 level difficulty?
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