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# Is x+1/x-3 < 0?

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30 Jan 2019, 15:57
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Is $$\frac{x+1}{x-3}$$ < 0?

(1) $$-1 < x < 1$$
(2) $$x^2-4<0$$
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30 Jan 2019, 16:23
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ramalcha wrote:
Is $$\frac{x+1}{x-3}$$ < 0?

(1) $$-1 < x < 1$$
(2) $$x^2-4<0$$

Statement I:

As $$-1 < x < 1$$, x + 1 will always be positive and x-3 will always be negative. Hence, Sufficient.

Statement II:

$$-2 < x < 2$$, x + 1 can be both positive or negative. Hence, Insufficient.
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Re: Is x+1/x-3 < 0?  [#permalink]

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30 Jan 2019, 20:37
ramalcha wrote:
Is $$\frac{x+1}{x-3}$$ < 0?

(1) $$-1 < x < 1$$
(2) $$x^2-4<0$$

Discussed here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/is-x-1-x-109 ... fl=similar
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Re: Is x+1/x-3 < 0?   [#permalink] 30 Jan 2019, 20:37
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