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If |ab| > ab, which of the following must be true?

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If |ab| > ab, which of the following must be true? [#permalink]

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If \(|ab| > ab\), which of the following must be true?

I. \(a < 0\)
II. \(b < 0\)
III. \(ab < 0\)

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and III
E. II and III

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Originally posted by hazelnut on 19 Jan 2017, 20:22.
Last edited by Bunuel on 19 Jan 2017, 23:37, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: If |ab| > ab, which of the following must be true? [#permalink]

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C.

|ab|>ab implies that ab is -ve

So, either a is -ve or b is -ve but not both

if one of a and b is -ve then ab must be -ve.
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C.
ab<0 that means either a<0 or b<0

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Re: If |ab| > ab, which of the following must be true? [#permalink]

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Absolute value of an integer is always positive.
Thus we should consider the case when the integers can be negative as well.

Either of the two variables is negative because if both are then |ab|=ab.
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New post 03 Apr 2017, 13:14
Has to be C. A & B do not tell the sign of ab
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