joejoe4868 wrote:
Is x > y?
I. x and y are both positive integers.
II. x ÷ y > 1
a. Statement (I) ALONE is sufﬁcient, but statement (II) ALONE is not sufﬁcient.
b. Statement (II) ALONE is sufﬁcient, but statement (I) ALONE is not sufﬁcient.
c. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufﬁcient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufﬁcient.
d. EACH statement ALONE is sufﬁcient.
e. Statements (I) and (II) TOGETHER are NOT sufﬁcient.
Feel like I'm going crazy. The book says that answer B is correct. I'm thinking you need to know that they are both positive because if only II were true, you could have x= -30 and y = -15. This would equal 2 which is greater than one but -30 is not greater than -15. I'm thinking that the answer is C.
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said that, i agree with your logic it should be C
from 1, we can't say anything about the magnitude of the values
from 2, now if x/y > 1, this means that both can be +ive or -ive
-2/-1 > 1, but -2 !> -1
2/1, 2>1
Now when we combine both the statements, we know that x and y are +ive and for statement 2 to be true x has to be greater than y
C
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