GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 19 Oct 2019, 15:41

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 29 Sep 2013
Posts: 29
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 630 Q45 V32
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2014, 09:35
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

71% (01:15) correct 29% (01:21) wrong based on 49 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?

(1) x = y
(2) -x = -(-y )
Math Expert
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 58445
Re: If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2014, 10:08
janani28 wrote:
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.
_________________
Intern
Joined: 29 Sep 2013
Posts: 29
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 630 Q45 V32
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2014, 20:12
Yeah... confused bcoz two statements gave diff answer ... Wanted a confirmation from u...Thank you

Posted from my mobile device
Board of Directors
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3405
Re: If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Oct 2018, 11:44
Top Contributor
The question missed a minus in the first condition. It is from an OG

The new discussion is here https://gmatclub.com/forum/if-xy-0-is-x ... 80406.html

Regards
_________________
Re: If xy ≠ 0, is x/y < 0?   [#permalink] 31 Oct 2018, 11:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by