Hi shasadou,
This question can be solved by TESTing VALUES. Based on its wording, you would likely need to do 2 TESTs to get to the correct answer though.
We're told that A and B are NONZERO INTEGERS and that 2A = 5b. We're told that each of the answer is always true EXCEPT for one of them...
Before we get to the actual work, it's important to note a few details:
1) We are NOT told that A and B are positive - we're just told that they're NONZERO - that's interesting - it means that we have to consider the possibility that they're both NEGATIVE...
2) 4 of the answers will always be true, while one of them will EITHER be sometimes true OR never true. We'll have to keep working until we find 1 answer that is not true (for whatever reason) - that will be the solution to this question.
Since 2A = 5B, I'm going to run 2 pairs of TESTs at the same time...
A = 5
B = 2
AND
A = -5
B = -2
Answer A: 0 < B/A < 1
2/5 and -2/-5 both = 2/5. Answer A appears true.
Answer B: AB is positive
(2)(5) and (-2)(-5) both = +10. Answer B appears true.
Answer C: B is between 0 and A on the number line
0....2....5
-5....-2....0
Answer C appears true.
Answer D: A/B = 10/4
5/2 = -5/-2
10/4 = 5/2
Answer D appears true.
Answer E: A - B is positive
5 - 2 = 3
-5 - (-2) = -3 *****This is NOT always true.
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