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# If x and y are different positive integers, what is the value of x? (

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If x and y are different positive integers, what is the value of x?

(1) x + y = 5

(2) xy = 6

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25 Mar 2015, 06:56
Bunuel wrote:
If x and y are different positive integers, what is the value of x?

(1) x + y = 5

(2) xy = 6

Kudos for a correct solution.

Statement 1 :
y could be 1, 2, 3, or 4 making x = 4, 3, 2, or 1
Insufficient

Statement 2:
x could = 6, 1, 2, or 3
insufficient

combined, x could be 2 or 3
insufficient

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30 Mar 2015, 04:40
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Bunuel wrote:
If x and y are different positive integers, what is the value of x?

(1) x + y = 5

(2) xy = 6

Kudos for a correct solution.

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