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If x^2y^3=200, what is xy ?

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If x^2y^3=200, what is xy ?

(1) y is an integer
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I encountered a similiar type of question on the gmat club tests but I cannot locate it.
I have a doubt on this question.
IMO the answer should be E.

Statement 1:
If y=2
X may be 5 or -5
Hence xy may be 10/ -10.

Statment 2:
y=2
then x may be 5/-5.
so xy may be 10/-10

Hence the answer should be E.
Am I correct in my reasoning?


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New post 14 Jan 2019, 09:15
You are right, the Answer shall be E.

Since the exponent/ power of x is even, the unique value of x cannot be determined. (As both positive and negative value of x gives same value of \(x^2\))
Hence Answer shall be E

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Hi


I encountered a similiar type of question on the gmat club tests but I cannot locate it.
I have a doubt on this question.
IMO the answer should be E.

Statement 1:
If y=2
X may be 5 or -5
Hence xy may be 10/ -10.

Statment 2:
y=2
then x may be 5/-5.
so xy may be 10/-10

Hence the answer should be E.
Am I correct in my reasoning?


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