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# If a=b/c and b=a/c, then c=

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20 Jul 2018, 13:15
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If a=b/c and b=a/c, then c=

A. b/a
B. a/b
C. -1
D. a
E. -b

Source: Nova's GMAT Prep Course
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20 Jul 2018, 15:04
Xin Cho wrote:
If a=b/c and b=a/c, then c=

A. b/a
B. a/b
C. -1
D. a
E. -b

Source: Nova's GMAT Prep Course

ac=a/c
c^2=1
c=+-1
C
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20 Jul 2018, 23:54
CounterSniper wrote:
Xin Cho wrote:
If a=b/c and b=a/c, then c=

A. b/a
B. a/b
C. -1
D. a
E. -b

Source: Nova's GMAT Prep Course

ac=a/c
c^2=1
c=+-1
C

Could you please explain why A. or B. is not possible solution? 1. a=b/c => ca=b => c=a/b AND 2 b=a/c => cb=a => cb/a.
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21 Jul 2018, 00:32
Xin Cho wrote:
If a=b/c and b=a/c, then c=

A. b/a
B. a/b
C. -1
D. a
E. -b

Source: Nova's GMAT Prep Course

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