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# If y > x, is y > 64

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26 May 2017, 05:05
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If y > x, is y > 64

(1) x  has 7 factors(all even but one) and is divisible by only one prime number.

(2) |y-64| > |x-64|

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
C. BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

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26 May 2017, 05:06
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26 May 2017, 08:14
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EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
Q.

If y > x, is y > 64

(1) x  has 7 factors(all even but one) and is divisible by only one prime number.

(2) |y-64| > |x-64|

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
C. BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

Thanks,
Saquib
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(1) x has minimum value = 2^6 =64
thus y>x=64
y>64
suff

(2) sq. both side we get
y^2-128y > x^2-128x
or y^2 - x^2 - 128y + 128x >0
y^2 - x^2 - 128(y -x ) >0
taking y-x common out

(y-x)(y+x-128)>0
as y-x > 0 given
then
y+x>128------(a)
and y-x >0------(b)

2y > 128
or y> 64

suff..

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28 May 2017, 07:02
rohit8865 wrote:
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
Q.

If y > x, is y > 64

(1) x  has 7 factors(all even but one) and is divisible by only one prime number.

(2) |y-64| > |x-64|

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
C. BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

Thanks,
Saquib
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(1) x has minimum value = 2^6 =64
thus y>x=64
y>64
suff

(2) sq. both side we get
y^2-128y > x^2-128x
or y^2 - x^2 - 128y + 128x >0
y^2 - x^2 - 128(y -x ) >0
taking y-x common out

(y-x)(y+x-128)>0
as y-x > 0 given
then
y+x>128------(a)
and y-x >0------(b)

2y > 128
or y> 64

suff..

Ans D

Can you explain better the Statement 2 please? I am a bit rusty over the Absolute Module, thanks
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28 May 2017, 11:42
rohit8865 wrote:
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
Q.

If y > x, is y > 64

(1) x  has 7 factors(all even but one) and is divisible by only one prime number.

(2) |y-64| > |x-64|

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
C. BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

Thanks,
Saquib
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(1) x has minimum value = 2^6 =64
thus y>x=64
y>64
suff

(2) sq. both side we get
y^2-128y > x^2-128x
or y^2 - x^2 - 128y + 128x >0
y^2 - x^2 - 128(y -x ) >0
taking y-x common out

(y-x)(y+x-128)>0
as y-x > 0 given
then
y+x>128------(a)
and y-x >0------(b)

2y > 128
or y> 64

suff..

Ans D

Hi, I didn't get how you derive first statement sufficient? Can you please explain in more detail?

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28 May 2017, 12:08
MvArrow wrote:
rohit8865 wrote:
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
Q.

If y > x, is y > 64

(1) x  has 7 factors(all even but one) and is divisible by only one prime number.

(2) |y-64| > |x-64|

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
C. BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

Thanks,
Saquib
Quant Expert
e-GMAT

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(1) x has minimum value = 2^6 =64
thus y>x=64
y>64
suff

(2) sq. both side we get
y^2-128y > x^2-128x
or y^2 - x^2 - 128y + 128x >0
y^2 - x^2 - 128(y -x ) >0
taking y-x common out

(y-x)(y+x-128)>0
as y-x > 0 given
then
y+x>128------(a)
and y-x >0------(b)

2y > 128
or y> 64

suff..

Ans D

Can you explain better the Statement 2 please? I am a bit rusty over the Absolute Module, thanks

Please be little more specific , which part u have difficulty
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28 May 2017, 12:11
goalMBA1990 wrote:
rohit8865 wrote:
EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
Q.

If y > x, is y > 64

(1) x  has 7 factors(all even but one) and is divisible by only one prime number.

(2) |y-64| > |x-64|

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
C. BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question asked.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data specific to the problem are needed.

Thanks,
Saquib
Quant Expert
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(1) x has minimum value = 2^6 =64
thus y>x=64
y>64
suff

(2) sq. both side we get
y^2-128y > x^2-128x
or y^2 - x^2 - 128y + 128x >0
y^2 - x^2 - 128(y -x ) >0
taking y-x common out

(y-x)(y+x-128)>0
as y-x > 0 given
then
y+x>128------(a)
and y-x >0------(b)

2y > 128
or y> 64

suff..

Ans D

Hi, I didn't get how you derive first statement sufficient? Can you please explain in more detail?

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no. of factors of x^y is y+1
let 2^2=4 its factors are 1,2,4 = 3nos. = 2+1...

hope it helps
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