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If \(3x-1 > 0\) and y is a real number, which of the following is NOT always true?


A) \(x(3x-1) > x-\frac{1}{3}\)

B) \(y(3x-1) < y^2(3x-1)\)

C) \((y+1)(1-3x) < y(1-3x)\)

D) \((y+1)(3x-1) > y(3x-1)\)

E) \((2-y)(1-3x) < (1-y)(1-3x)\)

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If \(3x-1 > 0\) and y is a real number, which of the following is NOT always true?


A) \(x(3x-1) > x-\frac{1}{3}....................x(3x-1) > \frac{3x-1}{3}.................\)

\(3x(3x-1)>3x-1...............3x(3x-1)-(3x-1)>0.........(3x-1)(3x-1)>0.....(3x-1)^2>0\).......true

B) \(y(3x-1) < y^2(3x-1).................y(3x-1) - y^2(3x-1)<0..............(y-y^2)(3x-1)<0......y(y-1)(3x-1)<0..\)
not always true. depends on value of y..... If y=0...and is No and if y = 2 ans is yes

C) \((y+1)(1-3x) < y(1-3x)...................(y+1)(1-3x) - y(1-3x)<0.........(1-3x)<0............3x-1>0.\)..... true

D) \((y+1)(3x-1) > y(3x-1)...............(y+1)(3x-1) - y(3x-1)>0................3x-1>0\).........true

E) \((2-y)(1-3x) < (1-y)(1-3x)...............(2-y)(1-3x) - (1-y)(1-3x)<0............1-3x<0\)....True

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Re: If 3x-1>0 and y is a real number, which of the following is not always  [#permalink]

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If \(3x-1 > 0\) and y is a real number, which of the following is NOT always true?


A) \(x(3x-1) > x-\frac{1}{3}....................x(3x-1) > \frac{3x-1}{3}.................\)

\(3x(3x-1)>3x-1...............3x(3x-1)-(3x-1)>0.........(3x-1)(3x-1)>0.....(3x-1)^2>0\).......true

B) \(y(3x-1) < y^2(3x-1).................y(3x-1) - y^2(3x-1)<0..............(y-y^2)(3x-1)<0......y(y-1)(3x-1)<0..\)
not always true. depends on value of y..... If y=0...and is No and if y = 1/2 ans is yes

C) \((y+1)(1-3x) < y(1-3x)...................(y+1)(1-3x) - y(1-3x)<0.........(1-3x)<0............3x-1>0.\)..... true

D) \((y+1)(3x-1) > y(3x-1)...............(y+1)(3x-1) - y(3x-1)>0................3x-1>0\).........true

E) \((2-y)(1-3x) < (1-y)(1-3x)...............(2-y)(1-3x) - (1-y)(1-3x)<0............1-3x<0\)....True

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Did you mean y² will be greater than y when it is equal to negative 1/2? Positive 1/2 doesn't result in y² being greater than y

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chetan2u wrote:
If \(3x-1 > 0\) and y is a real number, which of the following is NOT always true?


A) \(x(3x-1) > x-\frac{1}{3}....................x(3x-1) > \frac{3x-1}{3}.................\)

\(3x(3x-1)>3x-1...............3x(3x-1)-(3x-1)>0.........(3x-1)(3x-1)>0.....(3x-1)^2>0\).......true

B) \(y(3x-1) < y^2(3x-1).................y(3x-1) - y^2(3x-1)<0..............(y-y^2)(3x-1)<0......y(y-1)(3x-1)<0..\)
not always true. depends on value of y..... If y=0...and is No and if y = 1/2 ans is yes

C) \((y+1)(1-3x) < y(1-3x)...................(y+1)(1-3x) - y(1-3x)<0.........(1-3x)<0............3x-1>0.\)..... true

D) \((y+1)(3x-1) > y(3x-1)...............(y+1)(3x-1) - y(3x-1)>0................3x-1>0\).........true

E) \((2-y)(1-3x) < (1-y)(1-3x)...............(2-y)(1-3x) - (1-y)(1-3x)<0............1-3x<0\)....True

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Did you mean y² will be greater than y when it is equal to negative 1/2? Positive 1/2 doesn't result in y² being greater than y

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Typo.. i meant 2 but wrote 1/2..
(y-y^2)(3x-1)<0, 3x-1>0 so y-y^2<0
y^2-y>0......y(y-1)>0 so between 0 and 1 inclusive Ans is NO and for all other values it is YES
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Re: If 3x-1>0 and y is a real number, which of the following is not always  [#permalink]

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New post 25 Sep 2018, 05:29
Looks like a long question if you don't skim briefly through all the answers. You will notice at answer B, it literally says that y < y^2 which is not always the case, for example, when 0<y<1. Right away you have the answer.
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