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Is x > y? (1) x^2 > y^2 (2) |x| > |y|

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Is x > y?

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(2) |x| > |y|

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Supermaverick wrote:
Is x > y?
1) x^2 > y^2
2) |x| > |y|


It should be E.

Statement 1: It basically tells us magnitude of x is greater than that of y but it does not tell us the signs. x > y if x is positive or x < y if x is negative. Insufficient.
Statement 2: It basically tells us the same thing as statement 1.

Since they both basically tell us the same thing, even when combined, they are both insufficient.
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Both statements are giving us the same information.
x and y both could be greater than 0, and in that case x>y but if both x and y are less than 0 then x<y
Insufficient.
Answer is E

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Is x > y?

(1) x^2 > y^2

It means that |x| > |y|

Let x =4 & y =-2..........x > y

Let x = -4 & y =-2.......x < y

Insufficient

(2) |x| > |y|

It is same info above

Insufficient

Combining 1 & 2

Still Insufficient

Answer: E
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