GMAT Question of the Day (Jan 11): Algebra and Critical Reasoning

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Math (DS)

For any numbers x and y, x#y = xy-x-y. If x#y=1, which of the following cannot be the value of y?

A. -2
B. -1
C. 0
D. 1
E. 2

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

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Verbal (CR)

Abolish taxes, and real taxpayers would find that their disposable incomes have increased. Abolish taxes, and public employees would find that their incomes have disappeared.

Which one of the following is a logical conclusion that depends on information in both of the statements above?

(A) Public offices should be abolished so that disposable incomes will rise.
(B) The only real taxpayers are those who would have more to spend if they did not pay taxes.
(C) Public employees are not real taxpayers.
(D) Public employees’ incomes should not be taxed since they come from taxes.
(E) If there were no taxes, then public employees could not be paid.

Question Discussion & Explanation
Correct Answer - C - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

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