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# Let a and b be integers where b<0 and a>b. If (a +

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15 Aug 2008, 08:30
Let a and b be integers where bb. If (a + 2)/(b-1)>0, which of the following is not a possible value for a?
A) -1
B) -3
C) -4
D) -6
E) -8

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15 Aug 2008, 08:40
tekno9000 wrote:
Let a and b be integers where b<0 and a>b. If (a + 2)/(b-1)>0, which of the following is not a possible value for a?
A) -1
B) -3
C) -4
D) -6
E) -8

b < 0 so b-1 < 0

if x/y > 0, either both x and y are +ve, or both are -ve
we know b-1 < 0
so a+2 < 0
a < -2

option A
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15 Aug 2008, 09:10
A, same explanation as above

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