QuestionIs a + b > 0?1. a - b > 02. |a| < |b|Correct Answer is Choice C. Both statements together are sufficient to answer the question.Explanatory AnswerAn "IS" question is answered when you can provide a definite YES or a definite NO as an answer to the question using the data.We need to answer if a + b > 0.Statement 1: a - b > 0.We can infer that a > b.If … [Read more...] about GMAT Data Sufficiency Practice : Inequalities & Number Properties

# GMAT Inequalities

## GMAT Data Sufficiency – Statistics: Mean Median

This data sufficiency question tests your understanding of Inequalities and descriptive statistics.QuestionIs 'b' the median of 3 numbers a, b, and c?1. b/a = c/b2. ab < 0The correct answer is C. Both the statements together are sufficient to answer the question.Explanatory answerWhen the numbers a, b, and c are arranged in an ascending order, the middle number is the … [Read more...] about GMAT Data Sufficiency – Statistics: Mean Median

## GMAT Inequalities – Data Sufficiency

Inequalities and Data Sufficiency are favorite combinations in the GMAT quant section. Here is a relatively easy question Is 'a' positive? 1. a - b > 0 2. 2a - b > 0 Correct Answer is Choice E. The data is insufficient. Explanatory Answer Let us evaluate statement 1 alone. a - b > 0. From this statement we can conclude that a > b. But we cannot … [Read more...] about GMAT Inequalities – Data Sufficiency

## DS Inequalities – Modulus

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 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