Carcass wrote:
Quantity A |
Quantity B |
a + b |
c + d |
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.
Let's examine each point.
(a, b)This point is on the x-axis, which means its y-coordinate = 0
So, b = 0
Also, since the point lies to the RIGHT of the origin (0,0), its x-coordinate is POSITIVE
So, a is some POSITIVE NUMBER
(c, d)This point is on the y-axis, which means its x-coordinate = 0
So, c = 0
Also, since the point lies BELOW the origin (0,0), its y-coordinate is NEGATIVE
So, d is some NEGATIVE NUMBER
So, we get:
Quantity A: a + b = some POSITIVE NUMBER + 0
Quantity B: c + d = some NEGATIVE NUMBER + 0
Simplify:
Quantity A: some POSITIVE NUMBER
Quantity B: some NEGATIVE NUMBER
Answer: A
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