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If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?

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If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?

(1) b is between 0 and 1
(2) a>b

Originally posted by cv3t3l1na on 01 Dec 2012, 00:37.
Last edited by Bunuel on 01 Dec 2012, 05:59, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: If a*a=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1? [#permalink]

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cv3t3l1na wrote:
If a*a=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?
1. b is between 0 and 1
2. a>b

Why 2. is not sufficient?


Huh? Inside the spoiler you have given OA as B?

I guess both a sufficient by itself to answer to question "is the value of a between 0 and 1?"

Question rephrase ->\(a*a = b ; a^2 = b ; a = +/- \sqrt{b}\)
Is \(0 < a < 1\)

Stat1/Given B is between 0 and 1.
a= 0.5 then b = 0.25 ; a is in between 0 and 1
a = -0.5 then b = 0.25 ; a is NOT between 0 and 1.
InSufficient

Stat2/ If \(a > b & a =\sqrt{b}\)only values that would satisfy these equations would be value from 0 to 1. Sufficient.

So D it is....

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Originally posted by Jp27 on 01 Dec 2012, 04:15.
Last edited by Jp27 on 01 Dec 2012, 07:23, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: If a*a=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1? [#permalink]

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New post 01 Dec 2012, 06:18
Jp27 wrote:
cv3t3l1na wrote:
If a*a=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?
1. b is between 0 and 1
2. a>b

Why 2. is not sufficient?


Huh? Inside the spoiler you have given OA as B?

I guess both a sufficient by itself to answer to question "is the value of a between 0 and 1?"

Question rephrase ->\(a*a = b ; a^2 = b ; a = \sqrt{b}\)
Is \(0 < a < 1\)

Stat1/ If B is between 0 and 1. Root of any value between 0 and 1 will result in a value larger than B but will still be fraction between 0 and 1. Sufficient

Stat2/ If \(a > b & a =\sqrt{b}\)only values that would satisfy these equations would be value from 0 to 1. Sufficient.

So D it is....

Cheers

If a = -0.5, b =0.25
a = 0.5 , b = 0.25 ...:)
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Re: If a*a=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1? [#permalink]

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New post 01 Dec 2012, 06:45
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Jp27 wrote:
cv3t3l1na wrote:
If a*a=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?
1. b is between 0 and 1
2. a>b

Why 2. is not sufficient?


Huh? Inside the spoiler you have given OA as B?

I guess both a sufficient by itself to answer to question "is the value of a between 0 and 1?"

Question rephrase ->\(a*a = b ; a^2 = b ; a = \sqrt{b}\)
Is \(0 < a < 1\)

Stat1/ If B is between 0 and 1. Root of any value between 0 and 1 will result in a value larger than B but will still be fraction between 0 and 1. Sufficient

Stat2/ If \(a > b & a =\sqrt{b}\)only values that would satisfy these equations would be value from 0 to 1. Sufficient.

So D it is....

Cheers

If a = -0.5, b =0.25
a = 0.5 , b = 0.25 ...:)


Well MY reaction after reading your post :wall ....

I will edit my response...!
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Re: If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1? [#permalink]

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If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?

\(a^2=b\) --> \(a=-\sqrt{b}\) or \(a=\sqrt{b}\).

(1) b is between 0 and 1. If \(b=\frac{1}{4}\), then \(a\) could be \(-\frac{1}{2}\) (answer NO) or \(\frac{1}{2}\) (answer YES). Not sufficient.

(2) a>b --> \(a=\sqrt{b}\) --> \(0<b<1\). Sufficient.

Answer: B.
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Re: If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1? [#permalink]

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cv3t3l1na wrote:
If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?

(1) b is between 0 and 1
(2) a>b


This graph helped me understand this question:

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You can clearly see b as the red diagonal and a^{2} as the blue curve

(1) b is between 0 and 1
You can see that where the red line is between 0 and 1, the blue curve is between -1 and 1

(2) a > b
You can see the only portion of the graph where the red line is above the blue curve is between 0 and 1
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Forget conventional ways of solving math questions. In DS, Variable approach is the easiest and quickest way to find the answer without actually solving the problem. Remember equal number of variables and equations ensures a solution.

If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?

(1) b is between 0 and 1
(2) a>b


There is nothing to transform in the original condition and the question. WE have 2 variable (a,b) and 1 equation (a^2=b), thus we need 1 more to match the number of variables and equations. Since there is 1 each in 1) and 2), D is likely the answer.

In case of 1), if b=0.04 then the answer is no if a=-0.2 and yes if a=0.2 Thus it is not sufficient.
In case of 2), a>b=a^2, a>a^2, 0>a^2-a, 0>a(a-1), 0<a<1, therefore the answer is yes.
Thus the answer is B.
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Re: If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1? [#permalink]

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New post 03 Aug 2017, 12:50
cv3t3l1na wrote:
If a^2=b, is the value of a between 0 and 1?

(1) b is between 0 and 1
(2) a>b


Is 1>a>0 ?

1) 1>b>0
\(a^2\) = b
a > 0 or a < 0
a = \(\frac{1}{2}\) , b = \(\frac{1}{4}\) Yes
a = \(\frac{-1}{2}\) , b = \(\frac{1}{4}\) No
Insufficient.

2) a>b
This basically means a cannot be less than 0.
and since \(a^2\) = b
=> a > \(a^2\)
=> 1>a>0
B is sufficient.
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