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A)The quantity in Column A is greater. B)The quantity in Column B is greater. C)The two quantities are equal. D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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From here we can multiply both quantities by 4 to get: Quantity A: \( 3x\)

Quantity B: \(12\)

Divide both quantities by 3 to get: Quantity A: \( x\)

Quantity B: \(4\)

Since it is given that \(4<x\), the correct answer is A

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And since y is less than 8, it could be larger (7.9)(3) or smaller.

Could you please clarify?

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You're absolutely right! In order for the incorrect answer to be B, the original information SHOULD read 4 < x < y < 7 I have altered the given information to reflect this.

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If we have x>4 and x/y=4/7. We have y=7x/4. Since x>4, we have y=7x/4>7, which contradicts the information provided.

Agreed. This is discussed above.
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