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# If p is an integer and m = -p + (-2)**p, is m**3 > 1?

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Question 1

If p is an integer and m = -p + (-2)**p, is m**3 > 1?

(1) p is even
(2) p**3 <= -1

Question 2

In a certain city the ratio of the numbr of people
who purchase newspaper X to the numb of people
who purchases newspaper Y is 7:1. What percent of
the population purchases newspaper Y?

(1) 27% of population purchases neither newspaper X nor newspaper Y.
(2) 70% of the people wo purchase newspaper Y also purchase newspaper X.

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28 Nov 2005, 08:39

9.125 % of the population purchases newspaper Y
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28 Nov 2005, 11:15
Ans. to Q 1
C

i) p is even
so p could be -2, 0, 2

Plugging values in the eqn:
p -2 , 0 , 2
m 2.25 , 1 , 2

Insufficient

ii) p**3 < -1 so p is negative

Plugging values in the eqn:
p -1 , -2 , -3
m 0.5 , 2.25 , 3.125

Insufficient

But i & ii together are sufficient

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28 Nov 2005, 12:22
believe2 wrote:
Ans. to Q 1
C

i) p is even
so p could be -2, 0, 2

Plugging values in the eqn:
p -2 , 0 , 2
m 2.25 , 1 , 2

Insufficient

ii) p**3 < -1 so p is negative

Plugging values in the eqn:
p -1 , -2 , -3
m 0.5 , 2.25 , 3.125

Insufficient

But i & ii together are sufficient

yup C is the anwer. very good question in deed.
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28 Nov 2005, 13:58
gmatjay wrote:

Question 2

In a certain city the ratio of the numbr of people
who purchase newspaper X to the numb of people
who purchases newspaper Y is 7:1. What percent of
the population purchases newspaper Y?

(1) 27% of population purchases neither newspaper X nor newspaper Y.
(2) 70% of the people wo purchase newspaper Y also purchase newspaper X.

A

(1) 27% of population purchases neither newspaper X nor newspaper Y.
sufficient 73*1/8

2) not Sufficient

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02 Dec 2005, 06:06
Good to see you get the same answer.

73*1/8 = 9.125%

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28 Aug 2007, 10:10
cool_jonny009 wrote:
gmatjay wrote:

Question 2

In a certain city the ratio of the numbr of people
who purchase newspaper X to the numb of people
who purchases newspaper Y is 7:1. What percent of
the population purchases newspaper Y?

(1) 27% of population purchases neither newspaper X nor newspaper Y.
(2) 70% of the people wo purchase newspaper Y also purchase newspaper X.

A

(1) 27% of population purchases neither newspaper X nor newspaper Y.
sufficient 73*1/8

2) not Sufficient

could somebody check this please? my initial answer was also (A), but the kaplan solution says it is not sufficient since the ratio does not include the percentage of population reading BOTH newspapers... so their answer is (C).

does the "ratio rule" (i.e. 73*1/8) perhaps only work when there is no overlap of two things??

thanx!

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29 Aug 2007, 09:36
can someone provide with last answer to this question I mean value in percentages?

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