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Statement 1: if you substitute for 6/x for y you get 2 values for x which means there is no certain answer Statement 2: ditto. if you substitute 5-y for x you get (3-y)(2+y), which gives you, y = 3 of y = -2.

I had some trouble working it out and the whole post got messed up (I think I did something wrong using some math signs or something:S), I'll try to do it later.

The answer is E. (1) and (2) don't give single specific values for x and y. Combination of (1) and (2) gives a quadratic equation, which can give 2 values of x (or y), which in turn can result in two values of the expression that we're supposed to evaluate. Hence there is no single specific answer for the expression based on data given.
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From Statement 1 Insert x.y=6 into [eq 1], 6 - 12/x + 2x - 4 = 2x-10 insufficient

From Statement 2 x+y=5 y=5-x

Insert into [eq 1], x(5-x)-2(5-x)+2x-4 = 5x-x^2-10+2x+2x-4 = -x^2+9x-14 insufficient

Statement 1 + 2 x(5-x)=6 5x-x^2-6=0 (-x-2)(x-3)=0 x=3 or x =2 Insufficient

Answer: E

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The answer is E. (1) and (2) don't give single specific values for x and y. Combination of (1) and (2) gives a quadratic equation, which can give 2 values of x (or y), which in turn can result in two values of the expression that we're supposed to evaluate. Hence there is no single specific answer for the expression based on data given.

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