Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 26 Apr 2015, 22:02

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# If x and y are +ve, is y > 2? 1. x > 2y 22. x < y+2

Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Oct 2003
Posts: 358
Location: Manhattan
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

If x and y are +ve, is y > 2? 1. x > 2y 22. x < y+2 [#permalink]  18 Aug 2004, 15:11
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
If x and y are +ve, is y > 2?
1. x > 2y
22. x < y+2
Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Jul 2004
Posts: 274
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

I would say C.

Combining
x > 2y
And
x < y+2

we get 2Y < Y + 2
subtracting Y we get
Y < 2
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5078
Location: Singapore
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 184 [0], given: 0

from 1, x/2 > y. sufficient. we know x is positive, so x can take values 1,2,3,4,... etc
so y will always be less than values 1/2,1/3,1/4,1/5.. etc depending on what value x takes on.
so from 1, we know y >2 will never happen

from 2, x-2 < y, for 2 < y, x have to be 4 and above. but we only know x and y are positive, and x could be 1. so 2 is insufficient.

Director
Joined: 13 Nov 2003
Posts: 971
Location: Florida
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 0

C for me too. I key'ed in the numbers, only for y<2 both statements hold good.

Senior Manager
Joined: 25 Dec 2003
Posts: 360
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0

Hello wilfred

You have mentioned ....

Quote:
from 1, x/2 > y. sufficient. we know x is positive, so x can take values 1,2,3,4,... etc
so y will always be less than values 1/2,1/3,1/4,1/5.. etc depending on what value x takes on.
so from 1, we know y >2 will never happen

This is not correct.

X>2y ---> if x is 1 then y is 1/2, if x is 10, then y=5, Hence this does not stand good.

C is the answer. Combing both we know that, Y is less than 2.
_________________

Giving another SHOT

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5078
Location: Singapore
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 184 [0], given: 0

ah !! i'm always prone to these errors... thanks for pointing them out carsen !
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 If x and y are positive, is y>2? 1) x>2y 2) x<y+2 4 13 Oct 2009, 21:42
y is not zero, is (2^x/y)^x<1? 1). x>y 2). y< 0 5 27 Oct 2008, 04:31
1 if x and y are +ve nos. is x>y? 1) x+y<1 2) y>x^2/2 4 06 Sep 2008, 20:11
If x + y >0, is x > |y|? (1) x > y (2) y < 0 3 18 Oct 2007, 15:53
If x + y >0, is x > |y|? (1) x > y (2) y < 0 5 20 Apr 2007, 23:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by