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Math Question - Please Help [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 20:32
Dear All,

I had a question regarding the math section in the GMAT. I guess this would apply to either PS or DS. If the problem states that there are two variables, x and y, but does not explicitly state that they are distinct, can we always assume that x and y can be equal? This has always created some confusion for me as I have progressed in my studes.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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Re: Math Question - Please Help [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2006, 20:41
shai82 wrote:
Dear All,

I had a question regarding the math section in the GMAT. I guess this would apply to either PS or DS. If the problem states that there are two variables, x and y, but does not explicitly state that they are distinct, can we always assume that x and y can be equal? This has always created some confusion for me as I have progressed in my studes.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

Shai


Unless given distinct or different they CAN be the same
Re: Math Question - Please Help   [#permalink] 13 Nov 2006, 20:41
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