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if \(x^2=y+5\) and \(y=z-2\) and z=2x , is \(x^3+y^2+z\) divisible by 7?

1) x>0
2) y=4

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient
Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient
EACH statement ALONE is sufficient
Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient
If we substitute z and y with x in the three equations we have

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New post 04 Sep 2008, 13:18
D is the answer.
St.1 By substitutions one can get the equation,
x^2 - 2x-3 =0
Solving for x, x= +3 or -1; If x=3, then y=4 and z=6
Putting these values in, we get the result of 49 which is divisible by 7. However, if x= -1, we get 13 as the result and it is not divisible by 7. Therefore, St.1 is required and sufficient.

St. 2 By putting the values in, we get 49 that is divisible by 7. So, sufficient.
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New post 04 Sep 2008, 13:48
i'd go for b.

The stem's equations can be used to put the equation of the question in terms of x onl. So x^3+4X^2-6X+4.

St 1) insuff try x=1 answer no x=3 ans yes
St 2) we can get the value of x using one of the eq in the stem and replace. Suff.
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New post 04 Sep 2008, 14:19
will go for B

for 1 reduce equation in terms of x

for 2 reduce the equation in terms of y
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x2suresh wrote:
if \(x^2=y+5\) and \(y=z-2\) and z=2x , is \(x^3+y^2+z\) divisible by 7?

1) x>0
2) y=4

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient
Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient
EACH statement ALONE is sufficient
Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient
If we substitute z and y with x in the three equations we have



What is the OA dude ?
B is very tempting.. but when i try stem 1 with x=1,2,3,4, and 5.. only x=3 seems to satisfy all the 3 equations in the question. So D is looks realistic.
what is the source and OE ?
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I vote for D.

X^2=Y+5, Y=Z-2, Z=2X

A. X>0

X^2=2X-2+5
X^2-2X+3=0, solving for X gives X=3

Solving for Y and Z gives, Y=4, Z=6... Sufficient

B. Y=4

Solving for X and Z gives, X=3, Z=6... Sufficient
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OA is D

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x2suresh wrote:
if \(x^2=y+5\) and \(y=z-2\) and z=2x , is \(x^3+y^2+z\) divisible by 7?

1) x>0
2) y=4

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient
Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient
EACH statement ALONE is sufficient
Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient
If we substitute z and y with x in the three equations we have

(1)here solving eqns we get x=-1,3 => 3 gives div by 7 but when x=-1 the expr is noit div => INSUFFI
(2)gives x=3 and hence when substituted the expr is div by 7 SUFFI

IMO B
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spriya wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
if \(x^2=y+5\) and \(y=z-2\) and z=2x , is \(x^3+y^2+z\) divisible by 7?

1) x>0
2) y=4

Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (2) ALONE is not sufficient
Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but Statement (1) ALONE is not sufficient
BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient
EACH statement ALONE is sufficient
Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient
If we substitute z and y with x in the three equations we have

(1)here solving eqns we get x=-1,3 => 3 gives div by 7 but when x=-1 the expr is noit div => INSUFFI
(2)gives x=3 and hence when substituted the expr is div by 7 SUFFI

IMO B

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New post 06 Sep 2008, 02:47
IMO D

x^2=y+5, y=z-2, z=2x
Now,
y=z-2 => z=2+y
but, z=2x, means 2x=2+y => x=1+y/2
Putting x in x^2=y+5 => (1+y/2)^2=y+5
Solving further gives y=4 or -4

Now eliminating y from x^2=y+5 and y=z-2 gives x^2=z+3
putting z=2x gives, x^2=2x+3
Solving further gives x=-1 or 3

Now Option (1) says x>0, means x=3
and z=6 & y=4 => SUFFI to answer

Option (2) says y=4, thus gives z=6 & x=3 again => SUFFI to answer

thus D

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