sandy wrote:

\(p + q = 1\)

\(0 < p < q\)

Quantity A: \(1/pq\)

Quantity B: 1

Two important facts:

1) since p and q are both positive, the product pq is POSITIVE

2) since p and q are both positive, AND p + q = 1, we can conclude that p and q are each

less than 1 The fraction in quantity A might cause issues for us, so let's eliminate that fraction.

Since fact #1 tells us that the product pq is POSITIVE, let's multiply both quantities by pg to get:

Quantity A: 1

Quantity B: pq

Next, since p and q are each

less than 1, the product

pq must be less than 1.

So, we get:

Quantity A: 1

Quantity B:

some number less than 1Answer:

Cheers,

Brent

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