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Is \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}=3-x\)?

(1) \(x\neq{3}\)
(2) \(-x|x| >0\)


\(\sqrt{(x-3)^2} = 3-x\)
\(|x-3| = 3-x\)
\(3-x >= 0\)
\(3>=x\) x is less than or equal to 3
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This is a DS question ..

Is \(\sqrt{(X-3)^2}\) = 3 -X ?

1) X # 3
2) -X|X| > 0


Only thing which the question is asking is 3-X positive
As Sqrt (X-3)^2
= X-3 if X-3 is positive
= 3-X if 3-X is positive

STAT1
is INSUFFICIENT as X# 3 doesn't tell anything about whether 3-X is positive or not.

STAT2
-X|X| > 0
since |X| is positive so
-X > 0
=> X <0
and if X< 0 then 3-X will be positive.
So, Answer will be B
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This is a DS question ..

Is \(\sqrt{(X-3)^2}\) = 3 -X ?

1) X # 3
2) -X|X| > 0


We know that \(\sqrt{X^2}\) = |X|. Thus, the question stem is asking whether |X-3| = 3-X. This is possible only if (X-3) is negative or X<3.

From F.S 1, we have x is not equal to 3. Clearly Insufficient.

From F.S 2, we have -X|X|>0. Thus, as |X| is always positive, X has to be negative. Thus, if X is negative, it will always be less than 3. Sufficient.

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Is \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}=3-x\)?

(1) \(x\neq{3}\)
(2) \(-x|x| >0\)


Here is how i solved it:

1) x [/s]=[/s] 3. Not sufficient
2) -x|x|>0 => x<0 only then the given inequality holds

so [/square_root](s-3)^2[/square_root] => -(x-3) (as we know [/square_root]x^2[/square_root] = - (x) if x<0) and 3-x = -(x-3) so sufficient.

IMO B.
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Is \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}=3-x\)?

(1) \(x\neq{3}\)
(2) \(-x|x| >0\)



Hi Bunuel,

Please
When x\leq{3}, then LHS=|x-3|=-x+3=3-x=RHS, hence in this case equation holds true. Should the part in red not just be "<"?
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vaivish1723 wrote:
Is \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}=3-x\)?

(1) \(x\neq{3}\)
(2) \(-x|x| >0\)



Hi Bunuel,

Please
When x\leq{3}, then LHS=|x-3|=-x+3=3-x=RHS, hence in this case equation holds true. Should the part in red not just be "<"?


No, because x=3 also satisfies \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}=3-x\).
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HI understand the square root concept.

But I ended up squaring both sides of equation and got the question as |x-3|=|3-x|.

Can someone explain why cant we square both the sides of equation to eliminate square root on lefthand side?
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HI understand the square root concept.

But I ended up squaring both sides of equation and got the question as |x-3|=|3-x|.

Can someone explain why cant we square both the sides of equation to eliminate square root on lefthand side?


Please read the whole thread: is-root-x-3-2-3-x-92204.html#p829989

Also read How to manipulate inequalities (adding, subtracting, squaring etc.).

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Thanks a lot Bunuel!!
I got the concept, i forgot to apply the concept i.e not to square when not sure about the sign.
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Forget conventional ways of solving math questions. In DS, Variable approach is the easiest and quickest way to find the answer without actually solving the problem. Remember equal number of variables and independent equations ensures a solution.


Is root{(x-3)^2}=3-x?

(1) x≠3
(2) −x|x|>0


When you modify the original condition and the question, it becomes n-th power root (A^n)=|A| when n=even, and |A|=A when A>=0, |A|=-A when A<0. So, |x-3|=3-x=-(x-3)? becomes x-3<0?, x<3?. There is 1 variable(x), which should match with the number of equations. So you need 1 equation. For 1) 1 equation, for 2) 1 equation, which is likely to make D the answer.
For 1), x=/3-> x=2 yes, x=4 no, which is not sufficient.
For 2), -x|x|>0 -> x<0<3, which is yes and sufficient. Therefore, the answer is B.


 For cases where we need 1 more equation, such as original conditions with “1 variable”, or “2 variables and 1 equation”, or “3 variables and 2 equations”, we have 1 equation each in both 1) and 2). Therefore, there is 59 % chance that D is the answer, while A or B has 38% chance and C or E has 3% chance. Since D is most likely to be the answer using 1) and 2) separately according to DS definition. Obviously there may be cases where the answer is A, B, C or E.
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Let's paraphrase the question.
\(\sqrt{(x-3)^{2}}\) = (3-x) ? is equal to is x-3 < 0 ?

Apparently,stmt (1) is insufficient.

Consider stmt (2) : -x|x| > 0
This inequality can be deduced to -x > 0.
Hence x < 0;we now know that x-3 <0.
Thus,it is sufficient.

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mrcrescentfresh wrote:
I am having a hard time grasping why we cannot simplify the problem as:

((X-3)^2)^1/2 = (3 - X) to (X - 3)^2 = (3 - X)^2?

I know I have worked problems before where we have been able to solve it by squaring both sides, but when done in this scenario the answer is entirely different than the OA.

Please help.


That is because if the question says:
Is 5 = -5?
And you do not know but you square both sides and get 25 = 25
Can you say then that 5 = -5? No!

I understand that you would have successfully used the technique of squaring both sides before but that would be in conditions like these:
Given equation: \(\sqrt{X} = 3\)
Squaring both sides: X = 9
Here you already know that the equation holds so you can square it. It will still hold. This is like saying:
It is given that 5 = 5.
Squaring both sides, 25 = 25 which is true.


This question is similar to the first case. It is asked whether \(\sqrt{((X-3)^2)} = (3 - X)\)?

LHS is positive because \(\sqrt{((X-3)^2)} = |X-3|\)
and by definition of mod, we know that
|X| = X if X is positive or zero and -X if X is negative (or zero).
Since |X-3| = - (X - 3), we can say that X - 3 <= 0 or that X <= 3
So the question is: Is X <= 3?
Stmnt 1 not sufficient.
But stmnt 2 says -X|X| > 0
This means -X|X| is positive.
Since |X| will be positive, X must be negative to get rid of the extra negative sign in front. So this statement tells us that X < 0. Then X must be definitely less than 3. Sufficient.



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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
mrcrescentfresh wrote:
I am having a hard time grasping why we cannot simplify the problem as:

((X-3)^2)^1/2 = (3 - X) to (X - 3)^2 = (3 - X)^2?

I know I have worked problems before where we have been able to solve it by squaring both sides, but when done in this scenario the answer is entirely different than the OA.

Please help.


That is because if the question says:
Is 5 = -5?
And you do not know but you square both sides and get 25 = 25
Can you say then that 5 = -5? No!

I understand that you would have successfully used the technique of squaring both sides before but that would be in conditions like these:
Given equation: \(\sqrt{X} = 3\)
Squaring both sides: X = 9
Here you already know that the equation holds so you can square it. It will still hold. This is like saying:
It is given that 5 = 5.
Squaring both sides, 25 = 25 which is true.


This question is similar to the first case. It is asked whether \(\sqrt{((X-3)^2)} = (3 - X)\)?

LHS is positive because \(\sqrt{((X-3)^2)} = |X-3|\)
and by definition of mod, we know that
|X| = X if X is positive or zero and -X if X is negative (or zero).
Since |X-3| = - (X - 3), we can say that X - 3 <= 0 or that X <= 3
So the question is: Is X <= 3?
Stmnt 1 not sufficient.
But stmnt 2 says -X|X| > 0
This means -X|X| is positive.
Since |X| will be positive, X must be negative to get rid of the extra negative sign in front. So this statement tells us that X < 0. Then X must be definitely less than 3. Sufficient.



How did you get this?


No, we are not establishing/using this. We are just simplifying the question. Since the question is:

Is \(|X-3| = - (X - 3)\) ?
Is \((X - 3) <= 0\)?
Is \(X <= 3\)?

And then we go on to evaluate each statement.
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Is \(\sqrt{(x-3)^2}=3-x\)?

(1) \(x\neq{3}\)
(2) \(-x|x| >0\)


quite simple , as it is known that root could not have -ve values so we are sure about the LHS

now go through the statements-
statement 1. x is not equal to 3 so x can be anything except 3 , try plugging in say x=5 then LHS(2) not equal to RHS(-2) so we get A No

say x=-5 then LHS(8) = RHS(8) so we get A yes . so not sufficient

statement 2. it says that x must be -ve so we get A yes so sufficient

hence B
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(x-3)^2}=3-x==>> means should be always positive

is 3-x>0 or x<3 ?


(1) x≠3 ,so x can>3 as well so INSUFF


(2) −x|x|>0-->

TO BE GREATER THAN 0 X SHOULD BE -VE ALWAYS
Hence SUFF
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