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is there a typo in the attached q.

both A and B seem to be correct?

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28 Dec 2008, 21:52
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is there a typo in the attached q.

both A and B seem to be correct?

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yup. both A and B cannot be the values of x.
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28 Dec 2008, 21:54
The OA is "A", so i guess its typo in the q.

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28 Dec 2008, 23:31
A can be the value of x. But, B cannot be. as from B x = 1/4 and sqrt(x) = 1/2 and x < 1/2. Hence, to me, there is no typo in the question.
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28 Dec 2008, 23:42
yes but 1/2 < 1/2 is false...

hence according to q it cannot represent x.
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29 Dec 2008, 10:15
jackychamp wrote:
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is there a typo in the attached q.

both A and B seem to be correct?

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A. if x = 1/4, sqrtx = 1/2
B. if x = 1/2, sqrtx = 1/sqrt2, which is greater than 1/2.

so x = 1/4 is definitely not possible but x = 1/2 is even not possible.
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29 Dec 2008, 22:34
I think, I need a break. I am making such silly mistakes.
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11 Jan 2010, 18:20
jackychamp wrote:
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is there a typo in the attached q.

both A and B seem to be correct?

Thanks

Jack

Correct me if I'm wrong but if you square everything you end up with
0<x<1/4
so unless it said, 0<x (less than or equal to)1/4, you will have two answers 1/2 or 1/4.....
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14 Jan 2010, 02:55
Both A & B CANNOT be correct since:

0 < sqrt of x < 1/2

A.- 1/2 => sqrt of 1/2 = 0,707 therefore sqrt of 1/2 is more than 1/2 (0,5).

B.- 1/4 => sqrt of 1/4 = 0,5 therefore sqrt of 1/4 is equal to 1/2 (0,5).

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