Hi All,

This question is perfect for TESTing Values (and a bit of Number Properties).

We're told that V≠0 and we're asked if |W|<|V|. This is a YES/NO question.

Fact 1: W/V < 1

Let's TEST VALUES:

If W = 1, V = 2, then the answer to the question is YES.

If W = -3, V = 2, then the answer to the question is NO.

Fact 1 is INSUFFICIENT

Fact 2: W^2/V^2 < 1

This becomes W^2 < V^2.

The Number Property here is that "squaring" a term has the same "effect" as the absolute value signs in the question: any negative signs are removed. This ultimately means that the absolute value of V will ALWAYS be greater than the absolute value of W. The answer to the question is ALWAYS YES.

Fact 2 is SUFFICIENT.

Final Answer:

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