vanya27 wrote:
lacktutor wrote:
a,b — nonzero numbers in the number line.
Is 0 between a and b?
—> a<0 and b>0???
(Statement1):
the distance of 0a > the distance of 0b
—> a= 5, b= 3 —> 5>3 (No)
—> a=—3, b= 2 —> 0a=3, 0b=2 —> 0a> 0b (Yes)
Insufficient
(Statement2):
—> the sum of 0a and 0b > 0(a+b)
If a=3 and b=5, then 0a+0b> 0(a+b)
—> 5+3> 8 —> it does not get an exact match for (stat2)
If a=—3 and b=—5, then 0a+0b> 0(a+b)—> 3+5> 8 ( it is the same thing) if a and b both are negative as you mentioned then 0 is not between them. either a or B has to be -ve and other +ve
If a=—3 and b= 5, then 0a+0b> 0(a+b) —> 3+5> —3+5
8> 2 ( correct)
—> a< 0 and b>0 ( always Yes)
Sufficient
The answer is B
I don't think answer is B for sure, statement 2 is more like |a| + |b| > a+b
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vanya27The first two cases in Statement2, both of them do not get an exact match for statement2.
—> If both a and b are positive or negative, 0(zero) will not be between them. Also, you already mentioned it too.
Case3:
Well, In order statement2 to hold true, a should be negative and b should be positive. (a<0, b>0)
—> Is 0(zero) between a and b?— this is what a question is asking.
( Always Yes)
The answer should be B.