anonymous
  • anonymous
Which of the following is a counterexample of the statement below? The product of two positive numbers is always greater than either number. 2, 2 ½, 2 3, 10 2, -1
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@bibby last one, I chose C. Could you revise?
anonymous
  • anonymous
I chose C, because 3+10 are positive numbers. They equal up to 13. 14 is greater than both numbers.
bibby
  • bibby
we can cancel D because one of them isn't positive btw notice, it says product. that means multiplication not addition

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anonymous
  • anonymous
13 is greater than both numbers*
anonymous
  • anonymous
Right
anonymous
  • anonymous
No. You have to multiply them.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Oh.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I see my error
anonymous
  • anonymous
And keep in mind, that you have to find a counterexample.
bibby
  • bibby
but with b we have \(\dfrac{1}{2}\) and 2,, what is the product of these 2?
anonymous
  • anonymous
1
bibby
  • bibby
notice the initial condition. the product should be greater than either number, is this the case here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 1/2 * 2 is 1, so no
bibby
  • bibby
there's our counterexample
anonymous
  • anonymous
I see, thanks for everything!

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