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# Is x > y? (1) x and y are both positive integers. (2) x/y > 1

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Is x > y?

(1) x and y are both positive integers.
(2) x/y > 1

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.

Originally posted by joejoe4868 on 02 Feb 2019, 20:11.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Feb 2019, 01:00, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic, edited the question and edited the OA.
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Re: Is x > y? (1) x and y are both positive integers. (2) x/y > 1  [#permalink]

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02 Feb 2019, 20:27
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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You can always hide what your logic, under a spoiler . ( there is a post on 11 Rules for posting)

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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Re: Is x > y? (1) x and y are both positive integers. (2) x/y > 1  [#permalink]

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02 Feb 2019, 20:46
joejoe4868
Yes the OA is wrong .
You can take examples to prove B is wrong.
x=2 y=1 and x=-2 y=-1

Please correct the OA here and remove your query from the question
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Re: Is x > y? (1) x and y are both positive integers. (2) x/y > 1   [#permalink] 02 Feb 2019, 20:46
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