hazelnut wrote:
Is w less than y?
(1) \(1.3 < w < 1.3101\)
(2) \(1.3033 < y\)
Target question: Is w less than y? Statement 1: 1.3 < w < 1.3101Since we have no information about y, there's no way to determine whether
w is less than y Since we cannot answer the
target question with certainty, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT
Statement 2: 1.3033 < ySince we have no information about w, there's no way to determine whether
w is less than y Since we cannot answer the
target question with certainty, statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT
Statements 1 and 2 combined There are several values of w and y that satisfy BOTH statements. Here are two:
Case a: w = 1.302 and y = 1.304. In this case, the answer to the target question is
YES, w IS less than yCase b: w = 1.31 and y = 1.304. In this case, the answer to the target question is
NO, w is NOT less than ySince we cannot answer the
target question with certainty, the combined statements are NOT SUFFICIENT
Answer: E
Cheers,
Brent
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