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If both x and y are nonzero numbers, what is the value of [#permalink]  07 Nov 2003, 12:42
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If both x and y are nonzero numbers, what is the value of y/x?
(1) x = 6
(2) y┬▓ = x┬▓
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Both together are not sufficient.
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I guess. C should be the answer..
As x=6 ,x^2 =36 so y^2 =36 too as y^2=x^2
Am i right??
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Answer is E. Good work guys.
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As x=6 ,x^2 =36 so y^2 =36 too as y^2=x^2

but y could be either 6 or -6 and yet y^2 will be 36

Hence the ratio of x and y could be either 1 or -1...

Bharathi.
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