anewbeginning wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
madhavmarda wrote:
Dear Bunuel,
Although I completely agree that the answer is indeed option D here, however option A is not wrong also. If we plug in the value given in option A, we indeed satisfy the condition given.
Does the inclusion of option A not make choosing the correct answer slightly ambiguous. I mean why give an option such as A at all in the exam.
What trick am I missing here?
Thanks in advance,
Madhav
The question asks which of the following statements
MUST be true, not could be true. z
could be -1, but it could also be, for example, -1/2. Thus A is not a statement which must be true.
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I really cannot understand why A cannot be the answer.
Z=-1
[Z] = -1
Condition satisfies.
I have read the theory and solved all the questions in the link, I don't know what am I missing
The question is a MUST BE TRUE for ALL values. Not a could be true. Had this question been a 'could be true" question, then you would have stopped at option A itself and moved to the next question.
But as this is a MUST BE TRUE question, you need to make sure that [z] =-1 is ONLY satisfied by z =-1 from the given options (and not by any other option). The correct answer to a MUST BE TRUE question, will nullify all other options. This is a very important point to remember. We are not denying that z = -1 is not true but what we are mentioning is that is it the ONLY possible choice ? Not necessarily z = -0.5 also satisfies the given condition.
So if z = -0.5 also satisfies the given condition, then option D is true as well (along with option A, per your statement). A question can not have 2 correct answers.
As I said before, in a MUST BE TRUE question,
1. Get the option(s) that satisfy a given condition
2. Eliminate all but 1 options. The remaining option will be the correct answer. There will always be concrete reasons to eliminate other options. If you are not able to eliminate options, then you are missing some important information.
Unless you take care of both the options, you can not be sure of your answer.
For this question, I adopted the following method:
1. Used z =-0.5 to eliminate options A-C
2. Used z = 0 to eliminate option E. If z =0 then [z] = 0 and \(\neq\) -1
The only option remaining after the 2 steps above was D and is the correct answer.
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