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# If x - y < 0, what is the value of x + y?

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If x - y < 0, what is the value of x + y?

(1) x^2 – x – 2 = 0
(2) y^2 - 2y + 1 = 0

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14 Aug 2017, 08:06
1) gives two values for x.. (x-2)*(x+1)=0. x is either 2 or - 1
2) gives (y-1)^2=0. y=1

x-y is either 1 or - 2.

If x-y<0 then x=-1 and y=1, that gives
x+y=0

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14 Aug 2017, 08:16
answer to this question is C

1. Solving 1 you get x = -1 or 2
2. Solving Y you get y=1

combine 1&2

x+y = 0 since x<y
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14 Aug 2017, 10:31
If y=1 then since y>x x has to be -1, the value of x+y will be 0.
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15 Aug 2017, 01:25
Bunuel wrote:
Isx - y < 0, what is the value of x + y?

(1) x^2 – x – 2 = 0
(2) y^2 - 2y + 1 = 0

I think you mean 'if'.
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15 Aug 2017, 01:34
Mo2men wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
Isx - y < 0, what is the value of x + y?

(1) x^2 – x – 2 = 0
(2) y^2 - 2y + 1 = 0

I think you mean 'if'.

Yes. Edited. Thank you.
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