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If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?

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If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?

(1) x = y
(2) -x = -(-y )
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New post 06 Oct 2014, 10:08
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If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?

(1) x = y
(2) -x = -(-y )


(1) says that x/y = 1 > 0.
(2) says that x/y = -1 < 0.

Technically the answer should be D, as EACH statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question.

But even though formal answer to the question is D (EACH statement ALONE is sufficient), this is not a realistic GMAT question, as: on the GMAT, two data sufficiency statements always provide TRUE information and these statements never contradict each other.

So, the question is flawed. You won't see such a question on the test.
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New post 06 Oct 2014, 20:12
Yeah... confused bcoz two statements gave diff answer ... Wanted a confirmation from u...Thank you

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