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Re: Is x > y > z ? (1) x, y, and z are consecutive integers. (2) nx > ny > [#permalink]

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03 Oct 2017, 13:29

St 1: x,y and z are consecutive. But we don't know the order of terms: can be x,y,z or z,y,x. What is the first term? so NOT SUFF

St 2: nx> ny > nz I admit I was very tempted to pick B. But is nx> ny --> x can be greater than y and ny> nz --> y can be greater than Z. But is x > z? I wasn't sure. In case the signs reverse or we plug numbers x may or may not be more than z.

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Re: Is x > y > z ? (1) x, y, and z are consecutive integers. (2) nx > ny > [#permalink]

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03 Oct 2017, 22:56

HARRY113 wrote:

Is x > y > z ? (1) x, y, and z are consecutive integers. (2) nx > ny > nz, where n is an integer.

Its a very simple question.

Given x,y,z DS : x>y>z

Statement 1 : x, y, and z are consecutive integers. Doesn't matter as we don't know the order of the numbers So, x>y>z, x>z>y, y>x>z,y>z>x, z>y>x, z>x>y .. Any of the options might be possible. NOT SUFFICENT

Statement 2: nx>ny>nz .. which tells us that x>y>z if n>0 and x<y<z if n<0. NOT SUFFICIENT n=0 is not possible.