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# If xy < 5, is x < 1?

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If xy < 5, is x < 1?  [#permalink]

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If xy<5, is x<1?

(1) |y| > 5
(2) x/y >0

Originally posted by ArjunJag1328 on 06 Aug 2018, 10:19.
Last edited by generis on 06 Aug 2018, 17:54, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: If xy < 5, is x < 1?  [#permalink]

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06 Aug 2018, 19:40
ArjunJag1328 wrote:
If xy<5, is x<1?

(1) |y| > 5
(2) x/y >0

1) |y|>5
So y>5, then x<1 OR
y<-5, then x can be any value as say 10 so xy=10*-5=-50<5
Insufficient

2) x/y>0
Both X and y are of same sign
X could be 10 and y =1/3..
Or X could be -5 and y -1/2..
Insufficient

Combined
Y>5, and X>0, then x<1..
y<-5 and X<0, so X<1
Sufficient

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06 Aug 2018, 21:42
ArjunJag1328 wrote:
If xy<5, is x<1?

(1) |y| > 5
(2) x/y >0

Discussed here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/if-xy-5-is-x ... fl=similar

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