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If p is a negative number, what is the value of p ?

(1) p^2 = 4
(2) p^2+ 5p + 6 = 0

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Bunuel wrote:
If p is a negative number, what is the value of p ?

(1) p^2 = 4
(2) p^2+ 5p + 6 = 0

Asked: If p is a negative number, what is the value of p ?

(1) p^2 = 4
p = -2 since p is a negative number
SUFFICIENT

(2) p^2+ 5p + 6 = 0
(p+2)(p+3) = 0
p = -2 or -3
NOT SUFFICIENT

IMO A
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