ywilfred's explanation covers what I did but here's just detailed breakdown:

-from the stem, we know X and Y are positive so we only need to test pos numbers

(A) Y= 2X

-from this, we know Y is twice X. I used (x=1,y=2) and(x=2,y=4). You can select any number so long as it fits (A). (x=5,y=10) etc. But small numbers are easier to work with.

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A) If x = 1, y = 2, then 4(1/9) < 1

If x = 2, y = 4, then 16(1/81) < 1

A is sufficient

Now the only possible choices are A and D.

(B) Y=4

-this says nothing about X so it's insufficient

Answer is A.

The logic you are following (two unknowns require two equations) doesn't apply here because we're not asked to find a specific value for either X or Y. We only need to know if

(4^X) (1/3)^Y < 1

And from (A), we know that the left side of this inequality will always be less than 1.