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If x is a positive integer, is \sqrt{x} \lt 2.5x - 5? 1. x

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If x is a positive integer, is \sqrt{x} \lt 2.5x - 5?

1. x \lt 3
2. x is a prime number
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Re: DS is x [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 12:24
IMO , ans is A

if X < 3 then x can be 2 u can take it as 1 too if u consider 1 as prime .. i dont

use both values in the stem equation .. u get same ans - No hence sufficient


statement 2 says x is prime

if u take x as 2 u get sqrt (2) < o which is false
if u take x as 3 u get sqrt (3) < 2.5 which is true .. hence statement is insufficient
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Re: DS is x [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 12:27
billyjeans wrote:
If x is a positive integer, is \sqrt{x} \lt 2.5x - 5?

1. x \lt 3
2. x is a prime number



1) x can be either 1 or 2
trying these we get either 1 > -2.5 or sqrt(2) > 0
as seen both of these yield a NO to the question
sufficient

2) x is prime
we already know from 1) that for 2 we get a NO

lets try other values
3: sqrt(3) < 2.5
5: sqrt(5) < 7.5

so definitely insufficient

answer = A
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