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# Is mp greater than m? (1) m > p > 0 (2) p is less than

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08 Aug 2006, 17:44
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Is mp greater than m?

(1) m > p > 0

(2) p is less than 1

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08 Aug 2006, 17:57
Let me try this:

1) A multitude of possibilities exist depending on if p is greater then or less then 1. Insufficient

2) Again could be greater or less then depending on if m is positive or negative. Insufficient

Both 1 & 2: If m>0 and p<1 then mp will never be greater then m.

Therefore C

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08 Aug 2006, 23:48
C

St1: both are greater than zero but p may be a fraction less than 1. : INSUFF

St2: No information about m. p and m may be -ve or +ve or fraction.: INSUFF

Combined:
we get
m>p>1
Certainly mp will be greater than m.
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09 Aug 2006, 07:36
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u2lover wrote:
Is mp greater than m?

(1) m > p > 0

(2) p is less than 1

Guys, easy way to solve is this.

mp >m => (m-1)p >0
This is tru only when
1. m>1 and p>0
or
2. m<1 and p<0

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09 Aug 2006, 09:55
ps_dahiya wrote:
mailtheguru wrote:
u2lover wrote:
Is mp greater than m?

(1) m > p > 0

(2) p is less than 1

Guys, easy way to solve is this.

mp >m => (m-1)p >0
This is tru only when
1. m>1 and p>0
or
2. m<1 and p<0

I think you meant m(p-1) > 0

yea ya, sorry, pls interchange m and p in my explanation.

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09 Aug 2006, 09:56
... It should be C

I get E

if m = 1/2 and p = 1/4 (i.e. m>p & p<1)

we get 1/2 * 1/4 > 1/2 which is FALSE.

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09 Aug 2006, 09:56
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