# SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 489: Answer and Explanation

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**Question: 489**

**9.** If *x* + 6 > 0 and 1 – 2*x* > –1, then *x* could equal each of the following EXCEPT

A. –6

B. –4

C. –2

D. 0

E.

**Correct Answer:** A

**Explanation:**

**A** The question is essentially asking which of the answers cannot be a value of *x*. So just try each answer one at a time by plugging the number into each of the two inequalities in the question, and see which one doesn't fit. If *x* = –6, is –6 + 6 > 0? No, because zero is not greater than zero. So –6 is the exception.