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\(x < 5\) and \(y > 12\)

Quantity A

Quantity B

\(y-x\)

\(7\)

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.

Re: x < 5 and y > 12 [#permalink]
24 Sep 2018, 20:09

Of course, x can be negative. And when x is negative, y - x will always be larger than y. You can pick specific number to see what happens.(12 - -1) > 12 Hope it helps.

P/s: You should know the principle as follows

A > B (A - B > 0) C > D (C - D > 0) --> plus 2 inequalities, we have A - D > B - C