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Re: If x is not equal to 0, is |x| less than 1? (1) x/|x| < x [#permalink]

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09 Dec 2006, 12:04

I picked numbers:

From 1)
a) If x =2 2/2 = 1 So 1 is less than x
b) If x = -2 -2/2 = -1 So 1 is greater than x
c) If x = 1/2 (1/2)/(1/2) = 2 So 2 is greater than 1/2
d) If x = -1/2 (-1/2)/(1/2) = -2 So -2 is less than -1/2

a and d satisfy x/lxl<x but we still cant answer stem
INSUFF

From 2)
This just tells us that x is negative
From b) and d) above, you can see that b) doesn't satisfy stem but d) does so INSUFF

Taking both together we know that x is negative and -1<x<0 so SUFF

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