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Given that 0<x<y<1 [#permalink]
12 Jan 2016, 23:19

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0<x<y<1

Quantity A

Quantity B

1 - y

y - x

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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Re: Given that 0<x<y<1 [#permalink]
12 Jan 2016, 23:48

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Solution

The following figure represents the information given in the problem on a number line.

On the number line, 1−y is the distance between 1 and y, and y−x is the distance between y and x. If y is exactly halfway between x and 1, then 1−y is equal to y−x; and if y is not halfway between x and 1, then 1−y is not equal to y−x. But y can be any number between x and 1, so the correct answer is Choice D.