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# GMAT Practice exam question - Please explain why?

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05 Jul 2018, 23:23
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If x is positive, is x > 3 ?

(1) (x – 1)2 > 4
(2) (x – 2)2 > 9

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.

I chose E; How come OA is D? Please explain, tks
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05 Jul 2018, 23:32
ItachiPu wrote:
If x is positive, is x > 3 ?

(1) (x – 1)2 > 4
(2) (x – 2)2 > 9

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.

I chose E; How come OA is D? Please explain, tks

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