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Re: If x, y, and k are positive numbers such that 35x/(x-y) [#permalink]

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Hi! Could you help with the following... what is the best strategy? Thanx

If x, y, and k are positive numbers such that [35x][/(x-y)] +[(70y-70x)][/(x-y)]=k , and if x>y , which of the following could be a value for k?

(A) −85 (B) −70 (C) −65 (D) −35 (E) −20

The easiest way I found is K = 35/[1-Y/X] - 70 35/[1-Y/X] is always >35 [as the denominator is always between 0 and 1] therefore K>-35, hence K can only be -20

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If x, y and k are all +ve numbers, how could k be any of the answer choices??. I can only get k>-35 and so only E satisfies the requirement. But even then, the requirement that k is a postive number is not satisfied.

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If number k such that k=35x/(x-y)+(70y-70x)/(x-y) for some positive numbers x and y, and if x>y, which of the following could be a value for k? -85 -75 -65 -35 -20 Explanation: First of all simplify expression for k: k=35x/(x-y)+(70y-70x)/(x-y)=(35x+70y-70x)/(x-y)=(70y-35x)/(x-y)=(35y+35y-35x)/(x-y)=35y/(x-y)-35 Since y>0 and x>y, 35y/(x-y)>0 or 35y/(x-y)-35>0-35 or k>-35. The answer is E.

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If x, y and k are all +ve numbers, how could k be any of the answer choices??. I can only get k>-35 and so only E satisfies the requirement. But even then, the requirement that k is a postive number is not satisfied.

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MacFauz wrote:

If x, y and k are all +ve numbers, how could k be any of the answer choices??. I can only get k>-35 and so only E satisfies the requirement. But even then, the requirement that k is a postive number is not satisfied.

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