Princeton! no brainer that its easy...
1. Gives x = -2,-3
Both statements same, so can't decide a value for x. E
I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
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DS - If negative answer only, still sufficient. No need to find exact solution.
PS - Always look at the answers first
CR - Read the question stem first, hunt for conclusion
SC - Meaning first, Grammar second
RC - Mentally connect paragraphs as you proceed. Short = 2min, Long = 3-4 min