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Is |x−5|>4?

(1) x^2 −4>0

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Is |x−5|>4?

(1) x^2 X−4>0

(2) x^2−1<0

Please elaborate the approach . I got the answer wrong and did not quite get the OE.


m09 q19

Is \(|x-5|>4\)?

Is \(|x-5|>4\)? --> is \(x<1\) or \(x>9\)?

(1) x^2-4>0 --> x^2>4 --> |x|>2 --> x<-2 or x>2, so we can have an YES answer as well as a NO answer (consider x=-5 and x=5). Not sufficient.

(2) x^2-1<0 --> x^2<1 --> |x|<1 --> -1<x<1. Sufficient.

Answer: B.
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Is |x−5|>4?

(1) x^2 −4>0

(2) x^2−1<0

Please elaborate the approach . I got the answer wrong and did not quite get the OE.


IxI > a means x > a or x<-a
keeping that in mind , solve for the stem ie Ix-5I >4
you will get x > 9 or x <1 hence the question is "Is x > 9 or x <1"

1. Solve for Statement 1: (x-2)(x+2) >0 that means the range is x>2 or X <-2 visualize this on number line you will know certainly end up eliminating Statement 1

2. Similarly solve for statement 2: (x-1)(x+1)<0
this means that -1<x<1
hence is sufficeient as the the range is less than what asked in the question....

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guerrero25 wrote:
Is |x−5|>4?

(1) x^2 −4>0

(2) x^2−1<0

Please elaborate the approach . I got the answer wrong and did not quite get the OE.


Stmnt 1

x^2> 4

x>2 OR x<-2

0 or -3 could satisfy the condition for example however 3 cannot not

Stmnt 2

X^2< 1

-1< x <1

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But doesn't x<-2 mean that x is always < 1?

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Yes, if x is less than -2, then it's definitely less than 1 also.[/quote]



So this means statement A is also sufficient. No? One of the alternatives is sufficient as well as it is in statement B

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Yes, if x is less than -2, then it's definitely less than 1 also.




So this means statement A is also sufficient. No? One of the alternatives is sufficient as well as it is in statement B[/quote]

The question asks is \(x<1\) or \(x>9\)?

(1) says: x < -2 or x > 2. If x = -5, then answer is YES but if and x = 5, the answer is NO. Not sufficient.
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