HarveyKlaus wrote:

I found this question in Barrons practise test however, I think the answer is not correct.

My solution:

Since x < y; lets consider two cases. (1) y=4, x= 2 (2) y=-2 x=-5

If we consider the positive case, quantity A is greater. however, If we consider the negative case, quantity B is greater. So the answer should be D.

But the official answer is B. Im not able to understand why!

Any comments?

Thanks!

No, the answer is not D. The answer is B.

In both of your cases, quantity B is greater.

case 1) y=4, x= 2

Quantity A: (4+2)/2 = 3

Quantity B: (4+4+2)/3 = 3 1/3

Quantity B is greatercase 2) y=-2 x=-5

Quantity A: (-2 + -5)/2 = -3.5

Quantity B: (-2 + -2 + -5)/3 = -3

Quantity B is greaterCheers,

Brent

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