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# If x, y, p, and q are positive, is x>=y ?

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If x, y, p, and q are positive, is x>=y ?

(1) $$\frac{px}{qy}=\frac{p}{q}$$

(2) $$xy=p$$
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Edited the question and added the OA

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Re: paper test 37 section 6 q 8 [#permalink]

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21 Dec 2009, 15:55
[strike]OA? D
Either is sufficient to answer that X is greater or equal to Y; while all being positive.[/strike]

Agreed; A
B is insufficient.

BTW about the approach towards such question; one such is to be on GMAT Club...!
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Re: paper test 37 section 6 q 8 [#permalink]

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21 Dec 2009, 15:57

pqx = pqy
implies
x = y

xy=p Insufficient
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07 Apr 2012, 11:35
Guys I am getting Answer as E

1) x=y but we dont know whether x>y or not
2) ns

1+2)still we dont know whether x>y
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Re: how to aproach such questions [#permalink]

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Guys I am getting Answer as E

1) x=y but we dont know whether x>y or not
2) ns

1+2)still we dont know whether x>y

If x, y, p, and q are positive, is x>=y?

Question: is $$x$$ more than or equal to $$y$$ (is $$x\geq{y}$$)?

(1) $$\frac{px}{qy}=\frac{p}{q}$$ --> reduce by $$\frac{p}{q}$$ --> $$\frac{x}{y}=1$$ --> $$x=y$$, so we can answer yes to the question: $$x$$ is equal to $$y$$. Sufficient.

(2) $$xy=p$$ --> Clearly not sufficient (if $$x$$, $$y$$ and $$p$$ equal to 1, 2, and 2 respectively then the answer is NO but if they equal to 2, 1 and 2 then the answer is YES).

Hope it's clear.
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27 Sep 2016, 07:25
A.

(1) px/qy = p/q

pxq = pyq --> x = y

SUFFICIENT

(2) xy = p

NOT SUFFICIENT

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Re: If x, y, p, and q are positive, is x>=y ? [#permalink]

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01 Oct 2016, 20:17
However in the first statement it is not greater than y as in the condition x> y is not fulfilled. How can we still go ahead and mark A as the correct answer.

Kinda confusing.

Can we use this logic for any similar question we encounter in the exam?

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Re: If x, y, p, and q are positive, is x>=y ? [#permalink]

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02 Oct 2016, 00:47
AmritaSarkar89 wrote:
However in the first statement it is not greater than y as in the condition x> y is not fulfilled. How can we still go ahead and mark A as the correct answer.

Kinda confusing.

Can we use this logic for any similar question we encounter in the exam?

The question asks whether $$x\geq{y}$$. (1) says that x = y, so the answer to the question is YES.
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Re: If x, y, p, and q are positive, is x>=y ?   [#permalink] 02 Oct 2016, 00:47
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