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# Is |x−5|>4?

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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.
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20 Feb 2013, 10:37
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guerrero25 wrote:
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.

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20 Feb 2013, 11:41
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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.

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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01 Sep 2017, 17:33
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

Suff

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16 Sep 2017, 10:56
But doesn't x<-2 mean that x is always < 1?
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17 Sep 2017, 01:38
Alabama wrote:
But doesn't x<-2 mean that x is always < 1?

Yes, if x is less than -2, then it's definitely less than 1 also.
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17 Sep 2017, 03:55
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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17 Sep 2017, 04:01
Alabama wrote:
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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20 Jan 2020, 21:23
The answer should be E. Because we are not considering x<9. As per the question stem, we need to find whether 9<x<1 or not. As per statement B, we are getting -1<x<1. How we can say it is satisfying the answer?
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20 Jan 2020, 22:14
The answer should be E. Because we are not considering x<9. As per the question stem, we need to find whether 9<x<1 or not. As per statement B, we are getting -1<x<1. How we can say it is satisfying the answer?

First of all, the question asks whether $$x<1$$ or $$x>9$$.

(2) says that $$-1 < x < 1$$. So, we have a NO answer to the question. That's why it's sufficient.
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22 Jan 2020, 05:45
first from the given question, see in what range of numbers |x-5| > 4

we get that X>9 and X < 1 .

statement 1 says , X^2 - 1 > 0 , this means X> 2 and X < -2 , these x values doesn't come under the range of our required, so some time the answer will be yes and some times no , so insufficient

statement 2 says X^2-1 < 0 , this means x lies btw -1 and 1, this is partly included in the total range of required values so m yes

so the correct option B.
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