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x, y and z are the positive integers such that x > y > z. Which of the following is closest to the product xyz?

  1. xy(z-1)
  2. (x-1)yz
  3. (x-y)xy
  4. x(y+1)z

Please describe the solution in detail.

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a. $xy(z-1) = xyz - xy$

b. $(x-1)yz = xyz - yz$

c. Not an option as $z$ is missing

d. $x(y+1)z = xyz + xz$

Since $x,y,z >0$, and $x > y > z, yz < xz < xy$

So, b is the answer.
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