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# For a finite sequence of non zero numbers, the number of variations in

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17 Oct 2018, 01:34
TomB wrote:
For a finite sequence of non zero numbers, the number of variations in sign is defined as the number of pairs of consecutive terms of the sequence for which the product of the two consecutive terms is negative. What is the number of variations in sign for the sequence 1, -3, 2, 5, -4, -6 ?

A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5

One of the major error I did in this problem was to arrange the terms in ascending order since it was talking about consecutive terms.

For people who did a similar mistake Ron from MGMAT says:

RON:you're asking the wrong question. a SEQUENCE, by default, is IN ORDER. you cannot change the order of a sequence unless you are explicitly instructed to do so by the problem.

Rest this problem is a cake walk.

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