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Re: Is a + b > 0? (1) |a| > |b| (2) a < b
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26 Nov 2017, 22:46

(1) |a| > |b| means that the distance of 'a' from zero is greater than the distance of 'b' from zero, on the number line. But both could be positive (in which case a > b and a+b>0), both could be negative (in which case a < b and a+b<0) or a positive, b negative (in which case a>b and a+b>0) or a negative, b positive (in which case a<b and a+b<0). So Insufficient.

(2) a < b Again this doesnt tell us whether a+b is positive or negative. Insufficient.

Combining the two statements, if a<b and |a|>|b|, it could happen in two cases: I) either both are negative but a is more away from zero than b II) or a is negative, b is positive but distance of a from zero is more than distance of b from zero

In either of the two cases, sum will be negative. Or a+b<0. Sufficient.

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07 Dec 2017, 11:08

chetan2u wrote:

Is a + b > 0?

(1) |a| > |b| (2) a < b

Awesome question! seriously Chetan this is easy but tricky
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