enigma123 wrote:
If r and s are negative, is \(\frac{r}{s}\) less than 1 ?
(1) \(r + 2s = \frac{s^2}{r}\)
(2) \(\frac{r}{s}\) is 2 less than \(\frac{s}{r}\)
I am struggling badly on this one guys. Can you please help?
Even though it has already been answered by Bunuel, I would like to point out some takeaways.
1. Dont be in a hurry to bring the fractions in integer form. Look at the options and see how variables are used in the options.
2. If r and s are both negative, it means r/s is positive i.e. > 0
3. If r/s is a positive fraction (non 1), one of r/s and s/r will be between 0 and 1 (the smaller one) and the other will be to the right of 1. (greater than 1)
4. It is possible that the two statements give the same data. It they do and if one stmnt alone is enough, both together will be enough. If one is not enough, neither are they enough together, nor is the other one enough alone.
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