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# If a and b are integers, and |a| > |b|, is a |b| < a

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06 May 2016, 08:50
If a and b are integers, and |a| > |b|, is a - |b| < a – b?

(1) a < 0

(2) ab >= 0
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06 May 2016, 09:16
unverifiedvoracity wrote:
If a and b are integers, and |a| > |b|, is a - |b| < a – b?

(1) a < 0

(2) ab >= 0

Merging topics. Please refer to the discussion on previous pages.
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06 May 2016, 09:26
Thanks Bunnel. Sorry, I missed this discussion. Should I delete my other post?
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06 May 2016, 09:28
unverifiedvoracity wrote:
Thanks Bunnel. Sorry, I missed this discussion. Should I delete my other post?

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09 May 2016, 23:25
I personally am always prefer the algebraic method to solve rather than mumber plugin. I came up with this way to solve. Please comment if it is acceptable or not.
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File comment: I have not solved for the second statement and also combining both the statements because they are the subset as computed for the statement 1.

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