vibhavdwivedi wrote:

Hi there..

i am still a bit confused.. in this question..

i Agree that we have two ways to consider the value of x.

when x>0 the equation becomes: 0<-3x<5 and finally making it to 0>x>-5/3

as x has to be greater than zero. this does not qualify.

when x<0

0<|x|-4x<5.. will become 0<x+4x<5 (as if x is negative but it is in MOD and also -4(-x) will become 4x)

I am a bit confused on this can some one please help me with this.

TIA..

How do you figure this: "0<|x|-4x<5.. will become 0<

x+4x<5"?

If x is negative, |x| = -x by definition.

So you get 0 < -x - 4x < 5

You cannot change the sign of -4x. You only substitute |x| by -x.

From this step, I guess you do not fully understand the absolute value definition. You should check out this post:

http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2014/06 ... -the-gmat/
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