My 2 cents.

Statement 2 tells us that both x & Y are of the same sign. they could both be +ve or both be -ve.

Statement 1 tells us that the magnitude of X is greater than Y.

on combining Statement 1 and Statement 2

Case 1:Both x & y are +ve.(this is the one you took as example)

We open the modulus.

X>Y. the answer to our question is Yes.

Case 2: Both x & y are -ve.

ON opening the modulus, we get

-X>-Y

multiplying by -1 on both sides

X<Y. The answer to our question is No

Here, we get two different answers to our questions.

Hence E is correct.itsrahulmohan wrote:

Hi

BunuelFrom Statement 2, can i not say x>0 and tie this with statement no.1 to confirm x and y are both positive, therefore answer C?

cos positive 3 is greater than positive 2 as per statement 1

Thanks

Rahul

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