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If negative integer a is multiplied by b and the result is

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If negative integer a is multiplied by b and the result is [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2016, 17:10
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If negative integer a is multiplied by b and the result is greater than 0 but less than \(|a|\), then which of the following must be true of b?

A. \(b > 1\)
B. \(0 < b < 1\)
C. \(-1 < b < 0\)
D. \(b < a\)
E. \(|b| < a\)

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[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: If negative integer a is multiplied by b and the result is [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2016, 17:14
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To solve this problem, Plug In for a and b, but don’t forget your restrictions. If \(a = -4\), then a value of \(-\frac{1}{2}\) for b would yield a product greater than 0 but less than |a|. Only choice (C) works.
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