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## 700 Level Number Properities

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#### 700 Level Number Properities

Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:06 pm
0 <2x + y <50, -50 I. x> 0
II. Y> 0
III. X> y

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:34 am
mihai9 wrote:
0 <2x + y <50, -50 I. x> 0
II. Y> 0
III. X> y
Linking together x+2y < 0 and 0 < 2x+y, we get:
x+2y < 0 < 2x+y
x+2y < 2x+y
,y < x
Thus, statement III must be true.

We can ADD TOGETHER inequalities in which the inequality symbol faces the same direction.
Adding together y y+0 < x+2x+y
0 < 3x
0 < x.
Thus, statement I must be true.

Adding together y y+x+2y < x+0
3y < 0
y < 0.
Thus, statement II is NOT true.

The correct answer is I and III.

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Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:39 pm
mihai9 wrote:
0 <2x + y <50, -50
I. x> 0
II. Y> 0
III. X> y
From the inequality 0 < 2x + y < 50, we get that the sum of two x and one y is positive (0 < 2x + y). When one x is replaced with a y, the inequality becomes -50 < x + 2y < 0. We see that now the sum of two y and one x is negative (x + 2y < 0). This implies that x is positive and y is negative; and x > y.

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