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In the xyplane, does the line with equation y=3x+2 contain the point (r,s)?
1, (3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
2, (4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0



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In the xyplane, does the line with equation y=3x+2 contain the point (r,s)?
1, (3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
2, (4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0
Lets look at the question first. We have an equation giving relationship between x & y. And the question asks us if (r,s) is contained in y=3x+2
Usually when we want to see if if something is contained in a given line equation we have to sub those values and see if the equation holds good.
Ah so we should be looking for values of r & s in statements 1 and 2
Good now armed with this information lets look at statement 1
(3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
Great they already factored it for us so
3r+2s = 0 > 3rs = 2 Eqn(1)
4r+9s = 0 > 4rs = 9 Eqn(2)
Solving Eqn (1) and Eqn(2) we get r= 7 and s= 19
Sub (r,s) in the question stem y=3x+2 > 19 = 3(7) +2> 19 = 19
Great Statement 1 is sufficient
Statement(2)
(4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0
This one is factored as well.
(4r 6 s ) = 0 > 4rs = 6 Eqn(3)
(3r+2s) = 0 > 3rs = 2 Eqn(4)
Solving Eqn (3) and Eqn (4) we get r = 8 , s= 26
Substitute in question stem
y= 3x + 2 > 26 = 3(8) + 2 > 26 = 26
Statement 2 is sufficient as well.
Hence
Answer is :D
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heman,
I'm afraid your answer is wrong.



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macca wrote: In the xyplane, does the line with equation y=3x+2 contain the point (r,s)?
1, (3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
2, (4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0
s= 3r +2
from 1
3r + 2 = s
s = 4r + 9
From these two statements we can deduce that (r,s) may or may not be on line
From 2
s = 4r  6
s = 3r+2
Again (r,s) may or may not be on the line.
Combining 1 and 2
There is only one equaltion on which (r,s) lies
hence C



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You need both the Choices to arrive at one solution. Hence C.
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gmat_crack Can you tell me what is the flaw in my solution.?
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In the xyplane, does the line with equation y=3x+2 contain the point (r,s)?
1, (3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
2, (4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0
Q, y=3x+2, intersects y axis at 2 and slope of 3 (imagine)
s=3r+2 (same line equation, definetely intersects), may or may not intersect
s=4r+9 (intersects y axis at 9 and more slope) so it has to intersect line in Q
From 2,
s = 4r6(intersects y axis on 6 and slope of 4), may or may not intersect
s=3r+2(same line equation) definetely intersects
Does this make sense? Am i thinking in right direction?
Both ways we cannot say. I think answer is E.
OA please.



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My guess is B.
For the points (r,s) to lie on the line y=3x+2, the slope of r,s should be equal to the slope of y=3x+2 and since 2 provids us with this (s=3r+2) my guess is B.



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Answer is D:
in the two equations substitute s = 3r+2
if the LHS == 0 then the equation holds true.
U can see its true for both 1 and 2.
Hence D



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pseudo wrote: My guess is B. For the points (r,s) to lie on the line y=3x+2, the slope of r,s should be equal to the slope of y=3x+2 and since 2 provids us with this (s=3r+2) my guess is B.
hmm, but the point (r,s) could be on a line parallell to y=3x+2?



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macca wrote: pseudo wrote: My guess is B. For the points (r,s) to lie on the line y=3x+2, the slope of r,s should be equal to the slope of y=3x+2 and since 2 provids us with this (s=3r+2) my guess is B. hmm, but the point (r,s) could be on a line parallell to y=3x+2?
I am not sure whether you can just use the slope!
You have to prove that there are/is atleast 1 point where they intersect!



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1, (3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
2, (4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0
It is C.
You cannot simply plug in s = 3r +2. You have to determine whether the equations given have a root that is common with s = 3r + 2.
Statement 1:
s = 4r + 9 OR 3r + 2. Therefore insufficient.
Statement 2:
s = 4r  6 OR 3r + 2. Also insufficient.
Statements 1 and 2: Taking both equations, we know that s MUST equal 3r + 2, since it is a root to both equations. Therefore C.
If you simply substitute s = 3r + 2, of course you'll get both sides equal to zero, because it is one of the two roots of each equation. This does not necessarily mean that both statements are insufficient by themselves.



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jcgoodchild wrote: You cannot simply plug in s = 3r +2. You have to determine whether the equations given have a root that is common with s = 3r + 2.
Well it depends. You can plug in s = 3r +2. In essense what you are doing is illustrating that at that point the same values of s,r makes sense for both the equation. Though, you cannot say that either equation 1 or 2 is equivalent to 0.
However, if it is equivalent to 0, you can show that the two equations are valid for the same values of s,r! I.e. the two curve/lines intersect.
Another way to explain the above would be to draw the graph of the two equations!
If they intersect, they will have the same values of s,r satisfying the two equations!



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macca wrote: In the xyplane, does the line with equation y=3x+2 contain the point (r,s)?
1, (3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
2, (4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0
A) (3r+2s)(4r + 9 s) = 0
=> (3r+2s) = 0 or (4r + 9 s)=0
so any pair of (r,s) which satisfy one of above will solve EqA
In sufficient
B) Also in sufficient with same logic
A+B to gather means only 3r+2s=0 (s=3r+2) is valid option Hence C is the answer.

Other way to visualize this problem is to consider r and s as variables, this means 3r+2s=0 is a Line(line1), so does 4r+9s=0(line2), so any value on line 1 or line 2 will satifsy eq. one so we really dont know which exact line we are talking about.
Same logic will apply to B
But if we see A, B simultaniously only points on Line 3r+2s=0 will satisfy both equation, hence C is the answer.



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OA is B!
Don't understand how to solve this problem.



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macca wrote: OA is B!
Don't understand how to solve this problem.
What is source of your question?



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The source is gmatprep



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The official answer is wrong and I say this full authority.
In order for a point with coordinates (r,s) to lie on a line y=3x+2, the slope between the point (r,s) and another point lying on line y3x+2 should be 3.
Lets say x =1 then y= 5
So slope between (R,S) and (1,5) should be 3.
Now lets take B
(4r 6 s )(3r + 2  s) = 0
Which means that 4rss =0 and also 3r+2s=0
Simply those so that
r= (s+6)/4 â€¦. (1)
s= s = 3r+2â€¦. (2)
now take the slope between (R,S) and (1,5)
slope = s5 / r1
substiture r and s from 1 and 2 and you will get:
slope = 12(r1) / (s+2)
substitute s from 2
slope = 12(r1) / 3r+4
you are stuck and you cannot find the slope. So B can not be the answer.



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Do they have any explanation? This sounds weird!







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