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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) $$\frac{1}{5}<\frac{1}{x+1}<\frac{1}{2}$$
(2) (x-3)(x-4)=0
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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) $$\frac{1}{5}<\frac{1}{x+1}<\frac{1}{2}$$. Since x is an integer, the x+1=4 or x+1=3, from which it follows that x=3 or x=2. Not sufficient.

(2) (x-3)(x-4)=0 --> x=3 or x=4. Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) Common value is x=3. Sufficient.

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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) $$\frac{1}{5}<\frac{1}{x+1}<\frac{1}{2}$$

(2) $$(x-3) (x-4) = 0$$

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30 Oct 2014, 21:35
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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) $$\frac{1}{5}<\frac{1}{x+1}<\frac{1}{2}$$

(2) $$(x-3) (x-4) = 0$$

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C.

1) 1/5 < 1/(x+1) < 1/2
or 2 < (x+1) < 5
or 1 < x < 4
x = 2 or 3
insufficient.

2) (x-3)(x-4) = 0
x=3 or 4
insufficient.

(1)+(2) --> x = 3
sufficient.
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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) $$\frac{1}{5}<\frac{1}{x+1}<\frac{1}{2}$$

(2) $$(x-3) (x-4) = 0$$

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dmmk wrote:
If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) $$\frac{1}{5}<\frac{1}{x+1}<\frac{1}{2}$$

(2) $$(x-3) (x-4) = 0$$

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C.

1) 1/5 < 1/(x+1) < 1/2
or 2 < (x+1) < 5
or 1 < x < 4
x = 2 or 3
insufficient.

2) (x-3)(x-4) = 0
x=3 or 4
insufficient.

(1)+(2) --> x = 3
sufficient.

1/5 < 1/(x+1) < 1/2
or 2 < (x+1) < 5

How do you get this? Could you please explain
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thefibonacci wrote:
dmmk wrote:
If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) $$\frac{1}{5}<\frac{1}{x+1}<\frac{1}{2}$$

(2) $$(x-3) (x-4) = 0$$

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C.

1) 1/5 < 1/(x+1) < 1/2
or 2 < (x+1) < 5
or 1 < x < 4
x = 2 or 3
insufficient.

2) (x-3)(x-4) = 0
x=3 or 4
insufficient.

(1)+(2) --> x = 3
sufficient.

1/5 < 1/(x+1) < 1/2
or 2 < (x+1) < 5

How do you get this? Could you please explain

From 1/5 < 1/(x+1) we know that x+1 must be positive so, we can cross-multiply to get x+1 < 5. The same way from 1/(x+1) < 1/2 we get 2 < x+1. Therefore 2 < x+1 < 5.

Hope it's clear.
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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
(2) (x – 3)(x – 4) = 0

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08 Oct 2015, 09:08
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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
(2) (x – 3)(x – 4) = 0

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(1) from this expression we can say x must be +ve -> 5>1+x>2 4>x>1 NOT Sufficient as x could be 2 or 3
(2) x=3 or 4 Not Sufficient
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08 Oct 2015, 09:51
Bunuel wrote:
If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
(2) (x – 3)(x – 4) = 0

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Question : x = ?

Statement 1: 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
i.e. 1+x = 3 or 4
i.e. x = 2 or 3
NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: (x – 3)(x – 4) = 0
i.e. x = 3 or x = 4
NOT SUFFICIENT

Combining the two statements
x = 3 is the only common solution

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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
(2) (x – 3)(x – 4) = 0

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Hi Bunuel ,
If i am wrong at st 1 using the inequality .please correct me and show the correct approach for this kind of inequality .

St (1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2

As x integer -- it can be positive and negative .

so we cant cross multiple and solve the the above st .

not sufficient .

St 2
(x – 3)(x – 4) = 0
So can x is either 3 or 4

Not sufficient

Together ---- putting the value of x = 3 or 4 from st 2 and putting them in st 1

1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
x= 3
0.2 < 0.3 <0.5

x=4
0.2 < 0.25 < 0.5

Hence together not sufficient .

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(1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
From this statement, we can say 5>(1+x)>2, so x= 2 or 3....Insufficient

(2) (x – 3)(x – 4) = 0
x=3 or 4...Insufficient.

From both the statements...x=3. Hence, ans 'C'.
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If x is an integer, what is the value of x?

(1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2
(2) (x – 3)(x – 4) = 0

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Hi Bunuel ,
If i am wrong at st 1 using the inequality .please correct me and show the correct approach for this kind of inequality .

St (1) 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2

As x integer -- it can be positive and negative .

so we cant cross multiple and solve the the above st .

not sufficient .

The Highlighted statement is Incorrect because x can't be Negative for 1/5 < 1/(1 + x) < 1/2 to be true

for the above mentioned Inequation to be true

(x+1) must lie between 2 and 5

i.e. 2 < (x+1) < 5
i.e. 2-1 < (x) < 5-1
i.e. 1 < (x) < 4

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1. is not sufficient as x can assume multiple values
2. x=3 or x=4. No unique value. Not Sufficient

1. and 2. sufficient. x=3
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