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# If ab=1, what is the value of (axb)(ayb)? (1) ax=by=2 (2)

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If ab=1, what is the value of (axb)(ayb)? (1) ax=by=2 (2) [#permalink]  10 Jun 2007, 00:19
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If ab=1, what is the value of (axb)(ayb)?

(1) ax=by=2
(2) 2xy=4

The OA is kinda weird...
Want to know what you guys think.
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Re: DS - value [#permalink]  10 Jun 2007, 00:35
ricokevin wrote:
If ab=1, what is the value of (axb)(ayb)?

(1) ax=by=2
(2) 2xy=4

The OA is kinda weird...
Want to know what you guys think.

For (D) but the result of the two stems are not the same.
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Re: DS - value [#permalink]  10 Jun 2007, 13:41
ricokevin wrote:
If ab=1, what is the value of (axb)(ayb)?

(1) ax=by=2
(2) 2xy=4

The OA is kinda weird...
Want to know what you guys think.

(axb)(ayb) ax=by=2 so (2b)(2a)=4ab. ab=1 so 4*1=4.

2xy=4-> xy=2 (axb)(ayb)-> a^2xyb^2 or a^2b^2xy. 2*a^2*b^2=2

stmnt 1 and 2 are suff.

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[#permalink]  10 Jun 2007, 13:59
(1) ax=by=2
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(axb)(ayb) = (2b)(2a) = 4ab = 4

statement 1 is sufficient

(2) 2xy=4 --> xy = 2
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(axb)(ayb) = a^2 b^2 xy = a^2 . b^2
[#permalink] 10 Jun 2007, 13:59
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