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28 Mar 2009, 02:51
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28 Mar 2009, 05:55
I think it is B.

stmnt 1 - it could be that |x-y|>|x|-|y| or |x-y|=|x|-|y|.
stmn2 - any way you slice it, |x-y| will always be > |x|-|y|, if either x or y <0.
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28 Mar 2009, 07:23
Statement 1 insufficient - You can plug in values and check it out
Let's say y is 1 and x is 2. Then it becomes 1 = 1
Let's say y is -1 and x is 2. Then it becomes 3 > 1

Statement 2 is sufficient - Here again we can plug in values
xy < 0 means either x < 0 or y < 0
for x < 0, x = -1 and y = 2, it is 3 > -1
for y < 0, y = -1 and x = 2, it is 3 > 1

So the answer is B. What is the OA?
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28 Mar 2009, 22:56
Yes, OA is B.
Do u think in such kind of questions, plugging in the values is the best method?

tharunv wrote:
Statement 1 insufficient - You can plug in values and check it out
Let's say y is 1 and x is 2. Then it becomes 1 = 1
Let's say y is -1 and x is 2. Then it becomes 3 > 1

Statement 2 is sufficient - Here again we can plug in values
xy -1
for y 1

So the answer is B. What is the OA?

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