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# y<1, y different from zero

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y<1, y different from zero [#permalink]  02 Dec 2018, 05:14
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$$y<1$$

$$y\neq 0$$

 Quantity A Quantity B $$y$$ $$y^2$$

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
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: y<1, y different from zero [#permalink]  02 Dec 2018, 07:55
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Carcass wrote:
$$y<1$$

$$y\neq 0$$

 Quantity A Quantity B $$y$$ $$y^2$$

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

Let's test some values

Case i: y = 0.5
We get:
Quantity A: 0.5
Quantity B: (0.5)² = 0.25
In this case, Quantity A is GREATER

Case ii: y = -1
We get:
Quantity A: -1
Quantity B: (-1)² = 1
In this case, Quantity B is GREATER

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Re: y<1, y different from zero   [#permalink] 02 Dec 2018, 07:55
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