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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Is (x^2-7x+12)(x^2-5x-14) > 0 ? tagged by: fskilnik@GMATH ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### GMAT/MBA Expert ## Is (x^2-7x+12)(x^2-5x-14) > 0 ? ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 14) Is (x^2-7x+12)(x^2-5x-14) > 0 ? (1) x > 0 (2) 3 < |x| < 4 Answer: _____(B)__ _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1449 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 59 fskilnik@GMATH wrote: GMATH practice exercise (Quant Class 14) Is (x^2-7x+12)(x^2-5x-14) > 0 ? (1) x > 0 (2) 3 < |x| < 4 $$\left( {x - 3} \right)\left( {x - 4} \right)\left( {x + 2} \right)\left( {x - 7} \right)\,\,\mathop > \limits^? \,\,0$$ $$\left( 1 \right)\,\,x > 0\,\,\,\left\{ \matrix{ \,{\rm{Take}}\,\,x = 3\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\left( {x - 3} \right)\left( {x - 4} \right)\left( {x + 2} \right)\left( {x - 7} \right) = 0\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{NO}}} \right\rangle \,\, \hfill \cr \,{\rm{Take}}\,\,x = 8\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\underbrace {\left( {x - 3} \right)}_{ > \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x - 4} \right)}_{ > \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x + 2} \right)}_{ > \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x - 7} \right)}_{ > \,\,0} > 0\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{YES}}} \right\rangle \,\, \hfill \cr} \right.\,\,$$ $$\left( 2 \right)\,\,3 < \left| x \right| < 4\,\,\,\, \Leftrightarrow \,\,\,\,\left\{ \matrix{ \,\,3 < x < 4\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\underbrace {\left( {x - 3} \right)}_{ > \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x - 4} \right)}_{ < \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x + 2} \right)}_{ > \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x - 7} \right)}_{ < \,\,0}\,\,\,\, > 0\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{YES}}} \right\rangle \hfill \cr \,\,\,\,{\rm{or}} \hfill \cr \, - 4 < x < - 3\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\underbrace {\left( {x - 3} \right)}_{ < \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x - 4} \right)}_{ < \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x + 2} \right)}_{ < \,\,0}\underbrace {\left( {x - 7} \right)}_{ < \,\,0}\,\,\,\, > 0\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{YES}}} \right\rangle \hfill \cr} \right.\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{YES}}} \right\rangle$$ The correct answer is (B). We follow the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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