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# Data Sufficiency

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17 Mar 2009, 21:13
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If x^2 + y^2 = 1, is x + y = 1?
(1) xy = 0
(2) y = 0
A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is
sufficient.
D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

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17 Mar 2009, 21:51
milind1979 wrote:
If x^2 + y^2 = 1, is x + y = 1?
(1) xy = 0
(2) y = 0

E.

1) either x can be 0 or y can be 0
if x=0, y^2 = 1 => y= +/-1 => x + y = +/-1
if y=0, x^2 = 1 => x = +/-1 = x + y = +/-1
insuff

2)
if y=0, x^2 = 1 => x = +/-1 = x + y = +/-1
insuff

together, no new information about x's sign , insuff.

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