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# What is the value of y? (1) 3|x2(readx square) 4| = y 2 (2)

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What is the value of y? (1) 3|x2(readx square) 4| = y 2 (2) [#permalink]  03 Jul 2007, 17:21
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What is the value of y?

(1) 3|x2(readx square) – 4| = y – 2

(2) |3 – y| = 11

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E

S1: Two variables, therefore no set value for y, insufficient

S2: y can be -8 or 14, insufficient

S1+S2: No help as S1 does not help in choosing between -8 and 14
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Re: Another Mod DS [#permalink]  03 Jul 2007, 20:40
dreamgmat1 wrote:
What is the value of y?

(1) 3|x2(readx square) – 4| = y – 2

(2) |3 – y| = 11

Yup ... E.. Both stmnts r insuff..
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Should be C.
(1) INSUFF
(2) gives y = 14 or -8 INSUFF

From (1) and (2)
3|x^2-4| = 14-2 or -8-2

|x^2-4| has to be +ve, so y=14, SUFF
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Juaz wrote:
Should be C.
(1) INSUFF
(2) gives y = 14 or -8 INSUFF

From (1) and (2)
3|x^2-4| = 14-2 or -8-2

|x^2-4| has to be +ve, so y=14, SUFF

Yes. It is C.. thanks for the explanation Juaz..
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Re: Another Mod DS [#permalink]  04 Jul 2007, 03:27
Himalayan wrote:
dreamgmat1 wrote:
What is the value of y?

(1) 3|x2(readx square) – 4| = y – 2

(2) |3 – y| = 11

C.

I am observing since last few days that you solve the problem correctly, but don't give detailed solution....is this the part of strategy?
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(C) for me too

y= ?

From 1
3|x^2– 4| = y – 2

X and Y could be many numbers. But y >= 2 as abs( ...... ) >= 0.

INSUFF.

From 2
|3 – y| = 11

o If 3-y >= 0, then:
3 – y = 11
<=> y = -8

o If 3-y < 0, then:
-(3 – y) = 11
<=> y = 14

So, y could be -8 or 14.

INSUFF.

Both 1 and 2
We know that:
o y >= 2
and
o y = -8 or y = 14

Thus, y = 14.

SUFF.
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Thanks Fig for the perfect explanation.The OA is C.
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Re: Another Mod DS [#permalink]  04 Jul 2007, 10:51
vshaunak@gmail.com wrote:
Himalayan wrote:
dreamgmat1 wrote:
What is the value of y?

(1) 3|x2(readx square) – 4| = y – 2

(2) |3 – y| = 11

C.

I am observing since last few days that you solve the problem correctly, but don't give detailed solution....is this the part of strategy?

yah, you are right. my strategy is to give others chance to make their explanation so that we all can learn different approaches and opinions. This also enhances more opinions.

Some mistirious questions need to be waited for a while for more effort by others.

its indeed a very good question.
Re: Another Mod DS   [#permalink] 04 Jul 2007, 10:51
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