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EgmatQuantExpert wrote: If x is an integer and it satisfies the inequalities, \(x^2 – 6x  7 < 0\) and \(2x – x^2 + 3 < 0\), then which of the following can be the value of x? \(x^2 – 6x  7 < 0\) i.e. \(x^2 – 7x + x  7 < 0\) i.e.\((x7)*(x+1) < 0\) Product of two things is less than zero i.e. one of them must be positive and other must be Negative. Also since (X7) is smaller than (x+1) therefore (X7) must be negativei.e. \((x7) < 0\) and \((x+1) > 0\) i.e. \(1 < x < 7\)Now, \(2x – x^2 + 3 < 0\) i.e. \(x^2  2x  3 > 0\) i.e. \(x^2  3x +x  3 > 0\) i.e. \((x3)*(x+1) > 0\) i.e. \(x > 3 or x < 1\)Looking at both blue results we can infer that \(3 < x < 7\) i.e. x can only be 5 out of given option choices Answer: Option E
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While I could solve the question by finding out the range of individual equations and then finding out the common value, I have a doubt. Why can't I add the equations and still get the same result? If we were to try add these equations ,we would get: 4x4<0 i.e x<1 Why would this method not work? I know there is a conceptual gap here because x<1 is not a valid range. Can some expert help out? gmatbustersEgmatQuantExpertGladiator59



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nitesh50 wrote: While I could solve the question by finding out the range of individual equations and then finding out the common value, I have a doubt. Why can't I add the equations and still get the same result? If we were to try add these equations ,we would get: 4x4<0 i.e x<1 Why would this method not work? I know there is a conceptual gap here because x<1 is not a valid range. Can some expert help out? gmatbustersEgmatQuantExpertGladiator59 nitesh50Addition of inequalities is valid for Linear inequalities with same inequation signs.Here we are dealing with quadratic inequations hence we can not simply add to get the solution I hope this helps!!!
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Dear nitesh50Adding the quadratic inequalities/equations might lead to loss of some roots, and you can get a larger Set as other conditions get lost with the loss of quadratic term.Please note that there is a mistake in your solution which seems to show invalid range Adding you get, 4x4<0 or, 4<4x or x>1 note that the actual answer x = 5 also satisfy this condition. nitesh50 wrote: While I could solve the question by finding out the range of individual equations and then finding out the common value, I have a doubt. Why can't I add the equations and still get the same result? If we were to try add these equations ,we would get: 4x4<0 i.e x<1 Why would this method not work? I know there is a conceptual gap here because x<1 is not a valid range. Can some expert help out? gmatbustersEgmatQuantExpertGladiator59
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gmatbusters wrote: Dear nitesh50Adding the quadratic inequalities/equations might lead to loss of some roots, and you can get a larger Set as other conditions get lost with the loss of quadratic term.Please note that there is a mistake in your solution which seems to show invalid range Adding you get, 4x4<0 or, 4<4x or x>1 note that the actual answer x = 5 also satisfy this condition. nitesh50 wrote: While I could solve the question by finding out the range of individual equations and then finding out the common value, I have a doubt. Why can't I add the equations and still get the same result? If we were to try add these equations ,we would get: 4x4<0 i.e x<1 Why would this method not work? I know there is a conceptual gap here because x<1 is not a valid range. Can some expert help out? gmatbustersEgmatQuantExpertGladiator59Hi gmatbustersThank you for correcting my mistake. this might be a stupid question, but Why is that when we are adding 2 inequalities, it leads to loss of a certain range. I guess What I am still looking for is a bit of a conceptual understanding to it. Looking forward to you reply! Regards Nitesh



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Hi Since on adding you are loosing the quadratic term, leads to loss of roots/a certain range.See this example if x^2 = 2x and we cancel out x from both sides ( it leads to loss of root, x = 0) We get x = 2. Whereas, x^2 = 2x or, x(x2) = 0 or x = 0 or 2 By cancelling some terms you are loosing roots. nitesh50 wrote: gmatbusters wrote: Dear nitesh50Adding the quadratic inequalities/equations might lead to loss of some roots, and you can get a larger Set as other conditions get lost with the loss of quadratic term.Please note that there is a mistake in your solution which seems to show invalid range Adding you get, 4x4<0 or, 4<4x or x>1 note that the actual answer x = 5 also satisfy this condition. nitesh50 wrote: While I could solve the question by finding out the range of individual equations and then finding out the common value, I have a doubt. Why can't I add the equations and still get the same result? If we were to try add these equations ,we would get: 4x4<0 i.e x<1 Why would this method not work? I know there is a conceptual gap here because x<1 is not a valid range. Can some expert help out? gmatbustersEgmatQuantExpertGladiator59Hi gmatbustersThank you for correcting my mistake. this might be a stupid question, but Why is that when we are adding 2 inequalities, it leads to loss of a certain range. I guess What I am still looking for is a bit of a conceptual understanding to it. Looking forward to you reply! Regards Nitesh
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Solution Given:• We are given that x is an integer, and • We are also given two inequalities,
o \(x^2 – 6x  7 < 0\) o \(2x – x^2 + 3 < 0\) To find:• We need to find out which among the given answer choices can be a possible value of x that satisfies the given information Approach and Working: • We need to solve both the quadratic inequalities to arrive at the answer. • Let’s solve the first inequality, \(x^2  6x – 7 < 0\)
o Implies, (x  7)(x + 1) < 0 Approach 1: Wavyline method• Thus, the expression is negative for 1 < x < 7 • The values of x that satisfy this inequality are, x = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6} Now, let’s solve the second inequality, \(2x  x^2  3 < 0\) o Multiplying by 1, we get, \(x^2 – 2x  3 > 0\) o Implies, (x  3)(x + 1) > 0 • Thus, the expression is positive for x < 1 and x > 3 Combining both the results, 1 < x < 7, and (x < 1 or x > 3), we can say that the values of x that satisfy this inequality are, 3 < x < 7 • Since, x is an integer, x = {4 , 5 , 6} Approach 2: Numberline methodNumber line for the expression (x + 1)(x  7) < 0 is, • Thus, the expression is negative for 1 < x < 7 Now, let’s draw the numberline for the expression, (x + 1)(x  3) > 0 • Thus, the expression is positive for x < 1 or x > 3 Combining both these results, we get, 3 < x < 7 • Since, x is an integer, the values of x that satisfy the given expression are {4, 5, 6} Hence, the correct answer is option E. Answer: E
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GMATinsight wrote: EgmatQuantExpert wrote: If x is an integer and it satisfies the inequalities, \(x^2 – 6x  7 < 0\) and \(2x – x^2 + 3 < 0\), then which of the following can be the value of x? \(x^2 – 6x  7 < 0\) i.e. \(x^2 – 7x + x  7 < 0\) i.e.\((x7)*(x+1) < 0\) Product of two things is less than zero i.e. one of them must be positive and other must be Negative. Also since (X7) is smaller than (x+1) therefore (X7) must be negativei.e. \((x7) < 0\) and \((x+1) > 0\) i.e. \(1 < x < 7\)Now, \(2x – x^2 + 3 < 0\) i.e. \(x^2  2x  3 > 0\) i.e. \(x^2  3x +x  3 > 0\) i.e. \((x3)*(x+1) > 0\) i.e. \(x > 3 or x < 1\)Looking at both blue results we can infer that \(3 < x < 7\) i.e. x can only be 5 out of given option choices Answer: Option E Good night GMATinsight I understood the whole method but I am struggling with on doubt: i.e.\((x7)*(x+1) < 0\) If I want to solve it algebraically, isn't the following correct? x < 7 x < 1 What am I doing wrong?, I mean I understand the concept but why does the < sign change here if we are just adding/subtracting? Kind regards!




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