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# Is sqrt(x-5)^2 = 5-x? 1) -x|x| > 0 2) 5-x > 0

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Is sqrt(x-5)^2 = 5-x? 1) -x|x| > 0 2) 5-x > 0 [#permalink]  14 Jun 2008, 03:04
Is sqrt(x-5)^2 = 5-x?

1) -x|x| > 0
2) 5-x > 0
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Re: Data sufficiency [#permalink]  14 Jun 2008, 05:56
sqrt(x-5)^2 will be equal to 5-x if 5 > x.

Statement 1:
Tells us x is -ve. So 5 > x. Sufficient so answer can be A or D.

Statement 2:
Tells us 5 > x so sufficient.

As both statements are sufficient, answer D.
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Re: Data sufficiency [#permalink]  14 Jun 2008, 08:08
you can reduce the Sqrt(x-5)^2 to |x-5|

|x-5|=5-x

1) says X<0

if thats the case YES..

2)
5-x>0 which means X<5

yes..

D it is..
Re: Data sufficiency   [#permalink] 14 Jun 2008, 08:08
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