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Is x greater than y ? (1) 3x = 4y (2) x = k/3, y= k/4 and k > 0

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Is x greater than y ?

(1) 3x = 4y

(2) x = k/3, y= k/4 and k > 0



(1) 3x = 4y or x = 4/3 y
Now if y = 3, x = 4 (here x > y)
But if y = -3, x = -4 (here x < y)
So not sufficient.

(2) k = 3x, k = 4y. This means 3x = 4y or x = 4/3 y or x = y + y/3
Also since k > 0, x and y also both must be positive.
Clearly x > y because to get x, we need to add y/3 to y (a positive value added to another positive value)
Sufficient.

Hence B answer
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