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# If |ab| is not equal to ab, is a > b ? (1) |a| > b^3 (2) a^2 < b

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Updated on: 12 Oct 2018, 06:33
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If |ab| is not equal to ab, is a > b ?

(1) |a| > b^3

(2) a^2 < b

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Originally posted by push12345 on 12 Oct 2018, 06:26.
Last edited by Bunuel on 12 Oct 2018, 06:33, edited 1 time in total.
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12 Oct 2018, 11:34
push12345 wrote:
If |ab| is not equal to ab, is a > b ?

(1) |a| > b^3

(2) a^2 < b

From the question stem |ab| does not equal ab means a or b is minus.

Try a = 2 and b = -1
a > b yes

Try a = -2 and b = 1
a > b no.

Insufficient.

Statement 2)

a^2 < b

This means b is positive.

a > b no.

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