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If x > 0, what is the value of x^5?

(1) $$\sqrt{x} =32$$

(2) $$x^2 = 2^{20}$$

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Bunuel wrote:
If x > 0, what is the value of x^5?

(1) $$\sqrt{x} =32$$

(2) $$x^2 = 2^{20}$$

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(DS05172)

Note : x is positive.

Statement 1:

$$\sqrt{x} =32$$

$$x = 32^2$$

$$x^5 = (32^2)^5$$

Sufficient.

Statement 2:

$$x^2 = 2^{20}$$

x^2 = 2^10^2

$$x = 2^{10}$$

x^5 = 2^10^5

Sufficient .

The best answer is D.

Originally posted by KSBGC on 02 Aug 2018, 05:34.
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x^5 = ?

(1) $$\sqrt{x} =32$$
$$\sqrt{x} =2^5$$
Squaring we get
x = 2^10
Since x is Positive, x^5 gives unique value
Sufficient

(2) $$x^2 = 2^{20}$$
x = 2^10
Since x positive, x^5 gives unique value
Sufficient

Hence, D.
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Thanks Originally posted by sudarshan22 on 02 Aug 2018, 05:36.
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sudarshan22 wrote:
x^5 = ?

(1) $$\sqrt{x} =32$$
$$\sqrt{x} =2^5$$
Squaring we get
x = 2^10
Since x is Positive, x^5 gives unique value
Sufficient

(2) $$x^2 = 2^{20}$$
x could be negative or positive, and that gives two values of x^5
Insufficient

Hence, A.

x>0. given in the question bro.
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selim wrote:
sudarshan22 wrote:
x^5 = ?

(1) $$\sqrt{x} =32$$
$$\sqrt{x} =2^5$$
Squaring we get
x = 2^10
Since x is Positive, x^5 gives unique value
Sufficient

(2) $$x^2 = 2^{20}$$
x could be negative or positive, and that gives two values of x^5
Insufficient

Hence, A.

x>0. given in the question bro.

Holy crap! You are right I hope that does not happen on D-Day.
Thanks for rectifying the blunder selim
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Thanks Originally posted by sudarshan22 on 02 Aug 2018, 05:44.
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Re: If x > 0, what is the value of x^5? (1) x^(1/2) = 32 (2) x^2 = 2^20  [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
If x > 0, what is the value of x^5?

(1) $$\sqrt{x} =32$$

(2) $$x^2 = 2^{20}$$

NEW question from GMAT® Quantitative Review 2019

(DS05172)

OA: D
$$x>0$$, what is the value of $$x^5$$?

(1) $$\sqrt{x} =32$$
$$\sqrt{x} =2^5$$
Squaring both sides , we get
$$x=2^{10}$$
As we are getting an unique value of $$x$$ ,Statement $$1$$ alone is sufficient

(2) $$x^2 = 2^{20}$$
$$x^2 -2^{20}=0$$
$$(x-2^{10})(x+2^{10})=0$$
$$x = 2^{10}$$ or $$-2^{10}$$, but as given in question stem that $$x>0$$, Only $$x = 2^{10}$$ is possible.
As we are getting an unique value of $$x$$ ,Statement $$2$$ alone is sufficient
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Re: If x > 0, what is the value of x^5? (1) x^(1/2) = 32 (2) x^2 = 2^20  [#permalink]

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√x =32=2^5 ==》x=2^10
x^2=2^20=(2^10)^2=2^20
So,as two statements are true and just one of them is enough to get the answer, option D would be the answer.

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