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If 0<x<y, what is the value of (x+y)^2 / (x-y)^2 ? 1.

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If 0<x<y, what is the value of (x+y)^2 / (x-y)^2 ?
1. x^2 + y^2 = 3xy
2. xy = 3

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mba9now wrote:
If 0<x<y, what is the value of (x+y)^2 / (x-y)^2 ?
1. x^2 + y^2 = 3xy
2. xy = 3




(x+y)^2 / (x-y)^2 = ( x^2 + y^2+2xy )/( x^2 + y^2-2xy )

1) suffcieint
( x^2 + y^2+2xy )/( x^2 + y^2-2xy )
= 5xy/xy=5
2) ( x^2 + y^2+2xy )/( x^2 + y^2-2xy ) = (x^2 + y^2+6)/( x^2 + y^2-6)
two variable and only one equation xy=3 and we need to find values both variables.
Not suffcieint

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\(\frac{(x+y)^2}{(x-y)^2} =\)

\(\frac{(x+y)(x+y)}{(x-y)(x-y)}=\)

\(\frac{x^2+2xy+y^2}{x^2-2xy+y^2}\)

\(\frac{x^2+y^2+2xy}{x^2+y^2-2xy}\)

Now substitute \(3xy\) for \(x^2 + y^2\) because \(x^2 + y^2 = 3xy\)

\(\frac{3xy+2xy}{3xy-2xy}\)

\(\frac{5xy}{xy} = 5\) SUFFICIENT

\(\frac{x^2+y^2+2xy}{x^2+y^2-2xy}\)

Now substitute 3 for xy:

\(\frac{x^2+y^2+2(3)}{x^2+y^2-2(3)}\)

\(\frac{x^2+y^2+6}{x^2+y^2-6}\)

It can't be simplieifed any further and we don't know values of x or y. INSUFFICIENT.

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If 0<x<y, what is the value of (x+y)^2 / (x-y)^2 ?
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mba9now wrote:
If 0<x<y, what is the value of (x+y)^2 / (x-y)^2 ?
1. x^2 + y^2 = 3xy
2. xy = 3



A.
(x+y)^2=x^2+y^2+2xy
(x-y)^2=x^2+y^2-2xy

on simplification..we are left with 5xy/xy => 5

A IS SUFFICIENT

B.WE CANT FIND THE VALUE WITH THIS INFORMATION

ANSWER A

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