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In the xy plane, does the point (a, b) lie above the line y=x?

(1) a=2
(2) b=a+2
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In the xy plane, does the point(a, b) lie above the line y=x?
(1) a=2
(2) b=a+2


used substitution method

given that y = x

1) a=2, no mention of b

so the point (a,b) can fall either below the line or above the line y=x

so NS .. hence Options A & D are gone.

2) b = a+2
so take any value a, b will be greater than a by 2...

hence this point will always be above the line... Hence B....
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Re: In the xy plane does the point (a, b) lie above the line y=x [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2012, 21:08
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In the xy plane, does the point (a, b) lie above the line y=x?

Each point of line y=x has the same x and y coordinates: (-7, -7), (1, 1), (100, 100), ...

(1) a=2. Not sufficient since no info about b

(2) b=a+2 --> since y coordinate of the point is 2 more than its x coordinate than it will lie above the line x=y, consider point (1, 3). Sufficient.
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Answer: B.
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