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# which slope had greater value ... say eg , betn 1/2 and-1/2.

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which slope had greater value ... say eg , betn 1/2 and-1/2. [#permalink]

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04 Aug 2008, 17:32
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which slope had greater value ... say eg , betn 1/2 and-1/2.
or they have same magnitude,
its just that they are opp in sign??
if two slopes , 1 +ve and 1 -ve is given, comparision is done based on their absolute values is it?

ALSO , BET TWO LINES HAVING SLOPE OF -1/2 AND -3/4, WHICH HAS GREATER SLOPE?
i think here -1/2>-3/4, unlike where conventionally , 3/4>1/2...
see, why this concept is important is bcos of the prob here...

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06 Aug 2008, 22:19
I was going to reply with- Ignore the signs, i.e take the absolute values, in which case, -3/4>-1/2

After reading the example you attached, I think what you mentioned is correct, -1/2>-3/4.

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Re: which is greater   [#permalink] 06 Aug 2008, 22:19
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