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 Modulus

## GMAT Inequalities Modulus DS

HiHere is a GMAT DS question from the topic Inequalities. Tests concepts of modulus.QuestionIs |a| > |b|?1. 1/(a - b) > 1/(b - a)2. a + b < 0Correct Answer : Choice C. Both statements together are sufficient.Explanatory AnswerWe need to determine whether |a| is greater than |b|. The answer to this question will be a conclusive 'yes' if |a| > |b|.The answer will be a … [Read more...] about GMAT Inequalities Modulus DS

## GMAT Data Sufficiency : Absolute Value

Is xy < 0?(1) 5|x| + |y| = 0(2) |x| + 5|y| = 0 … [Read more...] about GMAT Data Sufficiency : Absolute Value