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If xy = 1, what is the value of x? 1) x and y are positive. 2) x and y

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2) x and y are integers.
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If xy = 1, what is the value of x?

1) x and y are positive.
2) x and y are integers.


Statement 1: \(x= 2\) & \(y=0.5\) or \(x=0.5\) & \(y=2\). Hence no unique solution. Insufficient

Statement 2: \(x=-1\) & \(y=-1\) or \(x=1\) & \(y=1\) Hence no unique solution. Insufficient

Combining 1 & 2, there is only one possible solution \(x=1\) & \(y=1\). Sufficient

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MathRevolution wrote:
If xy = 1, what is the value of x?

1) x and y are positive.
2) x and y are integers.



xy=1

lets see the statements

1) x and y are positive.
x can be \(\frac{1}{2}\) and y as 2 or vice versa
x can be 1 and y too 1
insuff

2) x and y are integers
x and y can be 1 each or -1 each
\(1*1=1\) and \(-1*-1=1\)
insuff

combined
only possibility is x and y as 1
suff

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