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If x is an integer, is (3x - y)^(1/2) = (2x - 2y)^(1/2) ?

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Bunuel wrote:
If x is an integer, is \(\sqrt{3x - y} = \sqrt{2x - 2y}\) ?

(1) x^2 = y
(2) x = y


Question: Is \((3x - y)^2 = (2x - 2y)^2\)
Is \(9x^2 -6xy+ y^2 = 4x^2 -8xy + 4y^2\)
Is \(5x^2 + 2xy -3y^2 = 0\)
Is \(5x^2 + 5xy -3xy - 3y^2 = 0\)
Is \(5x(x+y) -3y(x+y) = 0\)
Is \((5x - 3y)(x + y) = 0\)
Is 5x= 3y or x = -y
Is x/y = 3/5 or -1

Statement 1: x^2 = y
x/y = 1/x
This is not sufficient to know whether x/y = 5/3 or -1 since 1/x could be anything

Statement 2: x = y
x/y = 1
This statement is sufficient because it proves that x/y is not equal to 5/3 or -1.

Hence, the answer is B.

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