Explanation

The expression is true if a > 20 or a < 2.

Statement (1) tells us −3 < a < 3, which gives us values for a both greater and less than 2. Statement (1) is insufficient.

The correct answer could be B, C, or E.

Statement (2) tells us −1 < a < 1. All such values are less than 2, so we have a definite answer to the question stem. Statement (2) is sufficient.

**The correct answer is B.**

Statement (1) tells us −3 < a < 3, which gives us values for a both greater and less than 2. Statement (1) is insufficient.

The correct answer could be B, C, or E.

Statement (2) tells us −1 < a < 1. All such values are less than 2, so we have a definite answer to the question stem. Statement (2) is sufficient.