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If y = x^2 - 6x + 9, what is the value of x?

(1) y = 0
(2) x + y = 3


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1)y=(x-3)^2 andn y=0 so x=3

2)x+y=3.not suff for finding x

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If y=\(x^2\)-6x+9,what is the value of x?

(1) y=0
(2) x+y=3


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Why can't it be D?

Y=0. Obvious.

x+y=3. Substitute y=3-x in the equation to get (x-2)(x-3)=0 to get x=2 or 3.

Is it for that x has two values, we chose option A?

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If y = x² - 6x + 9, what is the value of x?

(1) y = 0
(2) x + y = 3



Target question: What is the value of x?

Given: y = x² - 6x + 9

Statement 1: y = 0
This tells us that 0 = x² - 6x + 9
Factor the right side to get: 0 = (x - 3)(x - 3)
So, it MUST be the case that x = 3
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: x + y = 3
Rearrange this equation to get: y = 3 - x
We're also told that y = x² - 6x + 9
So, it must be true that x² - 6x + 9 = 3 - x
Rearrange to get: x² - 5x + 6 = 0
Factor: (x - 2)(x - 3) = 0
So, EITHER x = 2 OR x = 3
Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT

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If y = x² - 6x + 9, what is the value of x?

(1) y = 0
(2) x + y = 3



Target question: What is the value of x?

Given: y = x² - 6x + 9

Statement 1: y = 0
This tells us that 0 = x² - 6x + 9
Factor the right side to get: 0 = (x - 3)(x - 3)
So, it MUST be the case that x = 3
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: x + y = 3
Rearrange this equation to get: y = x - 3
We're also told that y = x² - 6x + 9
So, it must be true that x² - 6x + 9 = x - 3
Rearrange to get: x² - 7x + 12 = 0
Factor: (x - 3)(x - 4) = 0
So, EITHER x = 3 OR x = 4
Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT

Answer =
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A


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I think you've made a small mistake when re-arranging x+y=3 to y=x-3. Shouldn't it be y=3-x?

Nevertheless, Point made. X should have one definite value to confirm the option.

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I think you've made a small mistake when re-arranging x+y=3 to y=x-3. Shouldn't it be y=3-x?

Nevertheless, Point made. X should have one definite value to confirm the option.


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I'm getting SUFFICIENT for statement 2. Here's how:

Given, x+y = 3
X = 3 - y
Substituting for X in the equation;

Y = (3-y)^2 - 6 (3-y) + 9
Y = 9 - 6y + y^2 - 18 + 6y + 9
Cancel out terms,
Y=y^2

Implies y = 1
Therefore x=2

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I'm getting SUFFICIENT for statement 2. Here's how:

Given, x+y = 3
X = 3 - y
Substituting for X in the equation;

Y = (3-y)^2 - 6 (3-y) + 9
Y = 9 - 6y + y^2 - 18 + 6y + 9
Cancel out terms,
Y=y^2
Implies y = 1


Therefore x=2

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From y = y^2 it follows that y(y - 1) = 0, so y = 1 or y = 0.

You cannot reduce y = y^2 by y because y can be 0 and we cannot divide by 0. By doing so you loose a root, namely y = 0.

Never reduce equation by variable (or expression with variable), if you are not certain that variable (or expression with variable) doesn't equal to zero. We cannot divide by zero.
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I'm getting SUFFICIENT for statement 2. Here's how:

Given, x+y = 3
X = 3 - y
Substituting for X in the equation;

Y = (3-y)^2 - 6 (3-y) + 9
Y = 9 - 6y + y^2 - 18 + 6y + 9
Cancel out terms,
Y=y^2
Implies y = 1


Therefore x=2

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From y = y^2 it follows that y(y - 1) = 0, so y = 1 or y = 0.

You cannot reduce y = y^2 by y because y can be 0 and we cannot divide by 0. By doing so you loose a root, namely y = 0.

Never reduce equation by variable (or expression with variable), if you are not certain that variable (or expression with variable) doesn't equal to zero. We can not divide by zero.

Oh yes! Noted, will keep that in mind.
Thanks a lot Bunuel! :)

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If \(y = x^2 - 6x + 9\), what is the value of x?

(1) \(y = 0\)

\(y = x^2 - 6x + 9\)

\(0 = x^2 - 6x + 9\)

\((x-3) (x-3) = 0\)

\(x = 3\)

Hence, (1) ===== is SUFFICIENT


(2) \(x + y = 3\)

\(y = 3 - x\)

\(y = x^2 - 6x + 9\)

\(3 - x = x^2 - 6x + 9\)

\(x^2 - 5x + 6 = 0\)

\((x - 3) (x - 2) = 0\)

\(x = 3\) Or

\(x = 2\)

Hence, (2) ===== is NOT SUFFICIENT

Hence, Answer is A

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The question is asking about the value of x, so X could not has two different values?

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The question is asking about the value of x, so X could not has two different values?


When a DS question asks about the value of some variable, then the statement(s) is sufficient ONLY if you can get the single numerical value of this variable.

In a Yes/No Data Sufficiency questions, statement(s) is sufficient if the answer is “always yes” or “always no” while a statement(s) is insufficient if the answer is "sometimes yes" and "sometimes no".

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If y = x^2 - 6x + 9, what is the value of x?

(1) y = 0
(2) x + y = 3


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y = x^2 - 6x + 9
1) y=0
=> y = x^2 - 6x + 9=0 => (x-3)^2 =0 => x=3 , single definite Ans A / D selected

2) x+y=3 or y=3-x => 3-x = y = x^2 - 6x + 9
=> 3-x = x^2 - 6x + 9 => x^2-5x+6 =0 => (x-2)(x-3) =0
x=2 and x = 3
x=2,y=1 and if x=3,y=0
both are satisfying equation y = x^2 - 6x + 9
so x has 2 values => REJECTED D

ANSWER is A
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