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Is |a|*b < a? (1) a > b (2) ab < 0

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New post 12 Apr 2018, 03:28
IMO C,

I picked up numbers

chose for a,b (2,1), (-1,-2), (1,0.5), (-0.5,-1) for all chosen number the ineq was true for when a,b had oppo sign and a>b
stmt 1) a>b but sign is not known
stmt 2) ab<0, this says ab have oppo sign but magnitude not given

combine we have the ans so C

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New post 12 Apr 2018, 07:43
IMO C

St1 sign not know and also the magnitude
St 2 ab<0
Case1: Let a be +ve
Therefore b is -ve
-<+ true
Case 2: let a be -ve
Therefore b is +ve
+<- Not true
Hence insufficient

Combining statements,
since a>b and ab <0
a is+ve and b is -ve , already solved as Case 1
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New post 12 Apr 2018, 08:08
St1) (a,b) can be (2,1) or (2,-1) hence the answer to the question stem can be yes or no.
Not sufficient.
St2) (a,b) can be (-1,1) or (1,-1), hence the answer to question stem can be no or yes.
Not sufficient.

Combining St1 & St2, we get that a is positive and b is negative.
Hence mod(a) * b < a.
Sufficient.
Answer C.
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