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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