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# If a is a positive number, is 0.1 < a < 0.6?

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If a is a positive number, is 0.1 < a < 0.6?  [#permalink]

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14 Jan 2018, 06:22
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If a is a positive number, is 0.1 < a < 0.6?

(1) 6a/5 < 1/5
(2) 500a > 45

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Re: If a is a positive number, is 0.1 < a < 0.6?  [#permalink]

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14 Jan 2018, 06:33
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Statement 1: 6a/5<1/5----> a<1/6--->a<0.16... hence not sufficient

Statement 2: 500a>45---> a>9/100--->a>0.09... hence not sufficient

if we combine the statements then 0.09<a<0.16 which is still not conclusive enough!

hence E
Re: If a is a positive number, is 0.1 < a < 0.6?   [#permalink] 14 Jan 2018, 06:33
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