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# 0 > d > e

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0 > d > e [#permalink]  15 May 2018, 16:14
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0 > d > e

 Quantity A Quantity B $$de$$ $$\sqrt{de}$$

A. Quantity A is greater.
B. Quantity B is greater.
C. The two quantities are equal.
D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: 0 > d > e [#permalink]  16 May 2018, 00:59
Please elaborate the solution . Thanks!
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Re: 0 > d > e [#permalink]  17 May 2018, 10:58
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d and e are two positive integers. However, you do not know their entity.

The could be fractions or integers such as 2 and 3 or 2 and one million.

From this, is a waste of time to plug in numbers in quantity A and B. Straight the answer should be D in your real test.

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Re: 0 > d > e [#permalink]  17 May 2018, 22:07
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d and e are two positive integers. However, you do not know their entity.

The could be fractions or integers such as 2 and 3 or 2 and one million.

From this, is a waste of time to plug in numbers in quantity A and B. Straight the answer should be D in your real test.

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Question says 0 > d > e It appears that D is less than 0 and E is even lesser than D .

D and E are both negatives. ..

In this case DE will be a positive number and root de will be even smaller number.. please explain.
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Re: 0 > d > e [#permalink]  18 May 2018, 01:58
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Sorry, you are right both are negative. My mindset is in the automatic pilot when I see such question. This means what students in a more general way should have when tackling a GRE question. Flexibility.

The meaning is still the same: both negative or positive does not change the way to solve this question. You do not know which is which. You do not have enough information.

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Re: 0 > d > e   [#permalink] 18 May 2018, 01:58
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