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# fractions

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10 Jun 2009, 16:11
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If the fraction $$m/n$$ is negative, which of the following cannot be true?

1]$$n/m > m/n$$
2] mn 0
4] $$mn^3$$ > 0
5] m-n > 0

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10 Jun 2009, 16:35

Given
$$\frac{m}{n}<0$$

i.e. if m is +ve then n is -ve
or
if n is +ve then m is -ve

Looking at (4)

$$mn^3>0$$

i.e. if m is +ve then $$n^3$$ is also +ve (i.e n is +ve)
or
if m is -ve then $$n^3$$ is also -ve (i.e. n is -ve)

but that is not what is told to us so (4) cannot be true.
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10 Jun 2009, 18:07
D.
The sign of MN^3 had to be -ve as either M or N is -ve (because M/N is -ve).
Remaining all the stmt. are either true or false depending on the values of M and N.

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Re: fractions   [#permalink] 10 Jun 2009, 18:07
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