Here is a data sufficiency question that combines the concepts of modulus, indices and inequalities. Is |a| > a? 1. a2 < a 2. (a/2) > (2/a)The magnitude of 'a' will be greater than a only if 'a' is a negative number. For positive numbers the magnitude of 'a' will be equal to 'a'.So, what we have to determine using the two statements is whether a is negative.Statement … [Read more...] about DS Inequalities – Modulus

# GMAT Indices

## GMAT DS Inequalities – Indices

This question is a DS question from Inequalities. Is a3 > a2? 1. 1/a > a 2. a5 > a3Correct Answer The correct answer is Choice A. Statement 1 alone is sufficient.Let us evaluate each of these statements independentlyStatement 1 : 1/a > aFor positive values of 'a' if 1/a is > a, a has to lie in the interval 0 < a < 1.In … [Read more...] about GMAT DS Inequalities – Indices