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# If x and y are consecutive even integers, is x > y ?

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If x and y are consecutive even integers, is x > y ?

A) x - 2 and y + 2 are consecutive even integers.

B) x is greater than 2.

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15 Oct 2018, 11:07
A. While I am not fancy with the whole calculation editor and character thingy...I can be really concise in my explanation, and I hope it brings someone solace. In statement A, one could have many possibilities from negative infinity to positive infinity...but, it can only be fulfilled when X>Y.

As for statement 2, sure this clears the restriction on X being negative, but in doing so Y cannot be 0.. since these are consecutive integers. So, there are roughly a quadrillion and change iterations that either arrive at X being less or more than Y.

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