Bunuel wrote:

If line M passes through the coordinate system shown above, does line M pass through Quadrant IV?

(1) Line M has a slope greater than 1/2.

(2) Line M has a slope greater than -1.

Target question: Does line M pass through Quadrant IV?Jump straight to....

Statements 1 and 2 COMBINED There are several lines that satisfy BOTH statements. Here are two:

Case a: Line M has slope 2 and looks like this:

In this case, the answer to the target question is

YES, line M DOES pass through Quadrant IVCase b: Line M has slope 2 and looks like this:

In this case, the answer to the target question is

NO, line M does NOT pass through Quadrant IVSince we cannot answer the

target question with certainty, the combined statements are NOT SUFFICIENT

Answer: E

Cheers,

Brent

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