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If a < b < c < d < e and abcde > 0. Which of the following must be [#permalink]
ahmedtnvr wrote:
what if a and c/d/e are negative instead of a and b. then first term would not be true right?


ahmedtnvr

I think you have forgotten that the stem says \(a<b<c<d<e \) and \(abcde > 0 \)

so \(b\) cannot be \(+ve\) and each of \(a, c, d\) and \(e\) be -ve

Imagine a number line. If b is \(+ve\) then everything to the right of \(b\) has to be greater than \(b\). So how can \(c, d\) and \(e\) be \(-ve\)?

Hence the condition that you have chosen is not allowed according to the question.

Hope it's clear now.

Let me know if anything is still unclear.
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If a < b < c < d < e and abcde > 0. Which of the following must be [#permalink]
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