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$$rt < 0 < -r$$

 Quantity A Quantity B t 0

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.
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Re: rt < 0 < -r [#permalink]
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Explanation

here, -r > 0 hence r must be a -ve number for -ve*-ve = +ve
r*t<0 for this r*t = -ve number. r is already -ve so t must be a +ve number as -ve*+ve = -ve
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Re: rt < 0 < -r [#permalink]
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Carcass wrote:
$$rt < 0 < -r$$

 Quantity A Quantity B t 0

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.

GIVEN: 0 < -r
So, -r is POSITIVE, which means r is NEGATIVE

GIVEN: rt < 0
In other words, rt is NEGATIVE
Since we know r is NEGATIVE, we can write (NEGATIVE)(t) = NEGATIVE
So, we can conclude that t is POSITIVE

We get:
Quantity A: POSITIVE
Quantity B: 0

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Re: rt < 0 < -r [#permalink]
I thought the ques is wrong as how -r can be greater than 0? So as per the explanation we will consider such numbers as positive?? Intern Joined: 20 Oct 2018
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Re: rt < 0 < -r [#permalink]
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Reetika1990 wrote:
I thought the ques is wrong as how -r can be greater than 0? So as per the explanation we will consider such numbers as positive??

as $$−r>0$$ so r must be a negative number so that $$−(−ve)$$ becomes a positive number.

$$r∗t<0$$ so t must be a positive number, if t is −$$ve$$ then the product will not be lesser than 0.

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Re: rt < 0 < -r [#permalink]
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Reetika1990 wrote:
I thought the ques is wrong as how -r can be greater than 0? So as per the explanation we will consider such numbers as positive??

As -(-1)>0 , since it turns into 1>0
The value of r is -1, so -(-1)=-(r)>0
r is a variable which can take any value- positive, negative, 0, integer or fraction..
You have to consider for all values unless it is specified which group does it belong to..
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