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Is a > 0? [#permalink]
hi,
is a>0?
from st1. 1>b>a . as a & b could be non-integers, therefore, a might be greater than zero or less. insufficient.

from st.2 a>c & a & c are integers. as ve don,t know about c it is insufficient.

1+2. we have 1>b>a>c ,and a is integer, therefore a must be zero or less. a<=0. sufficient.

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Originally posted by AMahmoodi on 21 Jan 2017, 14:26.
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Re: Is a > 0? [#permalink]
AMahmoodi wrote:
hi,

from st1. 1>b>a . as a & b could be non-integers, therefore, a might be greater than zero or less. insufficient.

from st.2 a>c & a & c are integers. as ve don,t know about c it is insufficient.

1+2. we have 1>b>a>c ,and a is integer, therefore a must be zero or less. a<=0. insufficient.

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Hi

The question asks "is a>o?"
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Is a > 0? [#permalink]
this is confusing to me, because the condition of them being integers is put in the options and not in the stem. if you are told upfront a and c are integers that makes it easier to understand.

would the GMAT pose a question in this manner?
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Re: Is a > 0? [#permalink]
vivophoenix wrote:
this is confusing to me, because the condition of them being integers is put in the options and not in the stem. if you are told upfront a and c are integers that makes it easier to understand.

would the GMAT pose a question in this manner?

Hi,
Ofcourse you will find such Q too.

Meaning in choices and srem has different connotations.
In Stem it means both choices can be worked upon with considering the variables as INTEGERS.
But in a specific choice means you have to consider the variables as INTEGERS only for that choice and can't carry forward this fact to next statement.
Here only when combined you can work on the second statement with variable as integer
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