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Is xy > x/y? (1) xy > 0 (2) y < 0 A. Statement (1)

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Is xy > x/y?
(1) xy > 0
(2) y < 0

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.

B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.

C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient
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24 May 2007, 06:05
this was easy........
my ans.......E
wots the OA??
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24 May 2007, 07:25
I would go with E too. We don't know whether x and y are fractions or not.
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24 May 2007, 10:15
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24 May 2007, 12:52
[quote="Balvinder"]Is xy > x/y?
(1) xy > 0
(2) y <0>x/y. If x=2, y=1/3, xy<x/y. INSUFF.
(2) y being negative in this case doesn't really tell you much and the sign is irrelevant. INSUFF.

Taking the two statements together we know that y is negative, so x must also be negative. But again, the signs of x & y are irrelevant. We need to know whether one of these is a fraction. So the answer is E.
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24 May 2007, 17:07
thanks everybody

OA is E
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24 May 2007, 18:14
Yaaaaahhh I got my first one right for the day EEEEEEasy E lol.
24 May 2007, 18:14
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