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(r+t)/(rt)>0. r>t?
(1) t>0 (2) r>0
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Answer is C. Combing both we wud get to know that r>t.
If r is less that t then the denominator will result in negetive value, which in turn wud not satisfy more than 0.
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It says the answer is B and it doesnt convince me.
I am seeking the answer myself. It looks like C.



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(r+t)/(rt)>0. r>t?
(1) t>0
(2) r>0
Pardon me for the wrong answer given last time. The answer is indeed B.
Only in the case of R>0 would the equation (r+t)/(rt)>0. r>t be satisfied. If r is less than 0, then the equation may result is either case. If R>0, then if t is more than r then, the original equation will not be satisfied. I had checked this with number subs .. for any value of R more than 0, the equation to be valid, t shoud be less than r.
Sorry for causing the confusion.
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sweetlife wrote: Thanks. B it is...
This is probably a case where I just don't see the obviuos answer, but I think it's D:
1) t >0
let's say t=4, then we have
(r+4)/(r4)>0
r has to be greater than 4, b/c otherwise the answer would yield a negative answer.
Say r is 3, then we have 7/1=7 which is not greater than 0
what am I missing?



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Hi Lastocka
You have made a mistake here. If r is less than t, then the original equation does not stand good. Taking your case, you have mentioned, if r=3, then the orginal equation (r+4)/(r4)>0 will be less than 0. But we are not suppose to change the orginal equation in here.
I hope it is clear now.
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sweetlife wrote: (r+t)/(rt)>0. r>t?
(1) t>0 (2) r>0
(r+t)/(rt) = 1 + 2t/(rt) > 0 => t > 0, r = 1.01*t. => 1 is not sufficient.
2 is sufficient because from (r+t)/(rt) > 0 and r > 0 => r < t < r.



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sweetlife wrote:
(r+t)/(rt)>0. r>t?
(1) t>0
(2) r>0
I have a different answer, I will go with A
If t>0, take as an example t=1 and r=3. in this case the result will be (3+1)/(31) =2>0 sufficient
But if r>0 this do not mean that t must be positive it could be any number less than r. for example, r=2 t=4
(24)/(2+4)=2/6 . In other cases the result will be poistive. hence, Insufficient.
Correct me if I am wrong.
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dr_sabr wrote: sweetlife wrote: (r+t)/(rt)>0. r>t?
(1) t>0 (2) r>0
I have a different answer, I will go with A
If t>0, take as an example t=1 and r=3. in this case the result will be (3+1)/(31) =2>0 sufficient
But if r>0 this do not mean that t must be positive it could be any number less than r. for example, r=2 t=4 (24)/(2+4)=2/6 . In other cases the result will be poistive. hence, Insufficient.
Correct me if I am wrong.
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No, dr_sabr, it is wrong. Look, the stem SHOULD be always true, and in your example it is not satisfied! But it should be!



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I didn't understand what you meant
I will take 1) first.
If t>0, take as an example t=1 and r=3. in this case the result will be (3+1)/(31) =2>0 sufficient. because whatever is t, r must be >t.
2) But if r>0 this do not mean that t must be positive it could be any number less than r. for example, r=2 t=4 =>(24)/(2+4)=2/6 . In another case if r=3 t=2 =>(3+2)/(32)=5>0 . hence, Insufficient
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dr_sabr wrote: 2) But if r>0 this do not mean that t must be positive it could be any number less than r.
NOT any number less than r, but any number, for which the STEM is true! i.e., for which (r+t)/(rt) > 0. But in your example this is not the case: r = 2, t = 4 and (r+t)/(rt) = 1/3 < 0 and this contradicts the stem!!! dr_sabr wrote: for example, r=2 t=4 =>(24)/(2+4)=2/6 . In another case if r=3 t=2 =>(3+2)/(32)=5>0 . hence, Insufficient Correct me if I am mistaken .



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Emmanuel wrote: But in your example this is not the case: r = 2, t = 4 and (r+t)/(rt) = 1/3 < 0 and this contradicts the stem!!!
I think that I misunderstood this question, I thought the stem was r>t . Thank you Emmanuel for correcting me. I hope I don't make this mistake on the test.
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dr_sabr wrote: Emmanuel wrote: But in your example this is not the case: r = 2, t = 4 and (r+t)/(rt) = 1/3 < 0 and this contradicts the stem!!! I think that I misunderstood this question, I thought the stem was r>t . Thank you Emmanuel for correcting me. I hope I don't make this mistake on the test.
I hope that you will do such questions easily on the test, once you have seen what problems can arise here.










