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Moderate

Using Inequalities and Absolute Values to Determine a Sum

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(1) The sum of $a$ and $b$ is negative, the sum of $c$ and $d$ is positive, and the sum of $b$ and $c$ is positive.

(2) The absolute value of the sum of $a$ and $b$ is equal to the absolute value of the sum of $c$ and $d$.

Which of the statements above is sufficient to find the value of the sum of $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$?

A

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) ALONE is not.

B

Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) ALONE is not.

C

Statement (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

D

EITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question.

E

Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked - more relevant data is required.