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Answer B. From the question: xy<3 => x,y can be both positive and negative or, opposite signs. x(2)y(3)<3 1. y > 1 => y>1 y<1 => y can take 2, 3, 4, 5 or 2, 3, 4, 5.. if y=6 and x=6 xy is 36 <3. If y=1, x=2 xy<3. here x = 6 in one case and 2 in another case. Hence Insufficient. 2. x<3 => 3<x<3 . No matter what the values of x are, it will be <3. Sufficient.
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18 Jun 2012, 04:46
I'm not quite sure that I've understood the question.
"Is xy < 3" This part I read as one question, "is x < 3?" This as another one.
Was the question "If xy<3, is x<3?"?
If I'm completely wrong please let me know why i might've misunderstood the semantics.
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Bunuel wrote: Markusosv wrote: I'm not quite sure that I've understood the question.
"Is xy < 3" This part I read as one question, "is x < 3?" This as another one.
Was the question "If xy<3, is x<3?"?
If I'm completely wrong please let me know why i might've misunderstood the semantics.
Thanks! Yes, the question reads: " If xy < 3, is x < 3 ?" Hope it's clear. Noticed it now. I must've misread earlier. Thanks!



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I missed the question. Had to read the question again after arriving at wrong answer.
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Ankit04041987 wrote: If xy < 3, is x < 3 ?
(1) y> 1 (2) x < 3 Statement I is insufficient: y = 0.1 then x < 30 it can be equal to 5 or 5. Statement II is sufficient: x < 3 means x is between 3 and 3 hence x will always be less than 3 Answer will be B.
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Here statement 2 is sufficient as if x<3 => x lies in the range of (3,3) hence x<3 is always true. So B
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