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Is a < b?

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Is a < b?

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Is a < b?

(1) a^b (2) a/b>1\ .

The OA is the option E.

I thought statement (2) was sufficient. Why is not? Experts, may you clarify this for me? Thanks in advanced.

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VJesus12 wrote:
Is a < b?

1) a^b < b^a.

2) a/b>1 .

The OA is the option E.

I thought statement (2) was sufficient. Why is not? Experts, may you clarify this for me? Thanks in advanced.
Statement 1: pick easy numbers. Case 1: a = -2 and b = -1. This gives us a YES, a Case 2: a = 4 b = 3, This gives us a NO, a is not less than b.
1 alone is not sufficient.

Statement 2: We can use the same numbers, as -2/-1 > 1 and 4/3> 1. So we already know that we can get a YES and a NO both for statement 2 alone and when testing the statements together. The answer is E

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