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Is x > y ? (1) x + y < 0 (2) x + |y| < -1

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Is x > y ?

(1) x + y < 0

(2) x + |y| < -1
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Re: Is x > y ? (1) x + y < 0 (2) x + |y| < -1  [#permalink]

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New post 01 Jul 2018, 20:14
IMO Option B

Here's my take.

Stmt 1: x < -y
If y > 0 then x has to be -ve since x is less than a negative number, then Answer to question stem is No.
If y < 0 then x can be positive or negative and answer to question stem will depend on sign of x, hence answer is Maybe.
Hence insufficient. So cross out A,D.

Stmt 2: If y > 0, then inequality becomes x + y < -1 which gives x < -y -1. Also if y > 0, then y > -1 or 0> -y-1 which gives:
x<-y-1<0. Hence x<0. Now answer to question stem then is NO.

If y< 0, then inequality becomes x - y < -1 which gives x < y - 1. If x < y-1 then x has to be less than y as well. Hence answer to question stem is NO.

As we get definite answers in Case of Stmt 2, it is Sufficient!

Hence Option B.

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