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$$abc > 0$$

 Quantity A Quantity B c(a + b) abc

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: abc > 0 [#permalink]
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Given:
abc > 0 which implies that,
Out of a,b,c either two of the variables can be negative or all of the three variables can be positive.
Suppose a=1, b=2 and c=3.
We get, A > B ( A=9 and B=6)
Suppose a= -1, b=-2 and c=3
We get, B > A ( A=-9 and B=3)
Hence, the answer is D.
Please rectify if the process is wrong.

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Re: abc > 0 [#permalink]
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Carcass wrote:
$$abc > 0$$

 Quantity A Quantity B c(a + b) abc

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.

A very straight forward solution, even if we take all as positive..
(1) Let $$a=b=c=3$$
A=(c(a + b))=$$3(3+3)=18$$
B=(abc)=$$3*3*3=27$$
so B>A
(2) Let $$a=b=c=1$$
A=(c(a + b))=$$1(1+1)=2$$
B=(abc)=$$1*1*1=1$$
so A>B

D
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