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# If x and y are positive integers and x^y = x^(2y – 3), what is the

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Re: If x and y are positive integers and x^y = x^(2y – 3), what is the [#permalink]
x^y = x^(2y – 3)
=>y=2y-3
=>y=3
option:1(x=2)
x^y=2^3=8
sufficient

option:2(x^3=8 or x^3=2^3 or x=2)
x^y=2^3=8
sufficient
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Re: If x and y are positive integers and x^y = x^(2y – 3), what is the [#permalink]
1. x=2. Sufficient, as we can solve for one answer for y, and hence can solve for x^y.
2. x^3=8. Sufficient, as x=+/- 2, though the stem tells us x>0, and as such we can solve for x^y in the same was as Statement 1.
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Re: If x and y are positive integers and x^y = x^(2y – 3), what is the [#permalink]
both the statements give the same info

x = 2...

stem says : x^y = x^(2y – 3)
implies ---- y=2y-3
y = 3

hence ans D
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Bunuel wrote:
If x and y are positive integers and $$x^y = x^{(2y – 3)}$$, what is the value of $$x^y$$?

(1) $$x = 2$$

(2) $$x^3 = 8$$

In order to solve this question we just need to know what X equals so we can set the equations , which are exponents, equal.

Statement 1 does just that- x= 2 so we can set the equations equal. Suff

Statement 2 does not give us X^1 in simplest form, but if we take the cube root of 8 then we can see that x is 2. Suff
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