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# Let x,y,z be three different positive integers each less

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Let x,y,z be three different positive integers each less than 20. What is the smallest possible value of expression (x - y)/-z is

A. -18
B. -17
C. -19
D. -14
E. -16

I thought the answer was A but thats not the OA.
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02 Sep 2007, 09:12
Fistail wrote:
= (19 - 2)/-1
= - 17

Thanks Fistail!

Whats wrong with (19-1)/-1 = -18?
It seems really simple. I guess, I must be brain dead today

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OK, got it! they have to be different integers. duh!
Re: PS Inequality   [#permalink] 02 Sep 2007, 09:12
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