If x < y and y < z, then x < z
|Column A||Column B|
Since 1/Q > 1 and 1 > 0, we know from the transitive property that 1/Q is positive.
Hence, Q is positive. Therefore, we can multiply both sides of 1/Q > 1 by Q without reversing the inequality:
1 > Q
Multiplying both sides again by Q yields
Q > Q2
Using the transitive property to combine the last two inequalities yields
1 > Q2
The answer is (B).