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# sequence gmat prep question.

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Q. For a finite sequence of nonzero numbers, the number of variations in sign is defined as the number of pairs of consecutive terms of the sequence for which the product of the two consecutive terms is negative. What is the number of variations in sign for the sequence 1,-3,2,5,-4,-6.

a. one
b. Two
c. Three
d. Four
e. Five

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28 Oct 2009, 22:02
C

1, -3
-3, 2
5, -4

three pairs of consecutive sequence terms where product comes to be -ive

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28 Oct 2009, 22:05
thanks, i was having trouble understanding the question.

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28 Oct 2009, 22:17
np.. 1-2 hrs of wordy math and I'm not able to read any meaning into these

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29 Oct 2009, 04:44
I will choose option 3.

1 * -3
-3 * 2
5* -4

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31 Oct 2009, 11:57
IMO C, the question needs to be read well before arriving at the right option..

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