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Is x > y? (1) x^2 > y (2) x – |y| > 0

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New post 23 Mar 2016, 12:32
Bunuel wrote:
Is x > y?

(1) x^2 > y

(2) x – |y| > 0


(1) x^2 > y

Let x^2=4 and y=3
then( x=2)<(y=3)......NO
but x^2=16 and y=3
then( x=4)>(y=3)......YES.
Insuff.....

(2) x – |y| > 0
x>IyI
it means x is a positive number
so x is always greater than Y wheather y is +ve or -ve
Suff...

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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 x > y?

(1) x^2 > y
(2) x – |y| > 0


In the question above, in 2), x>|y| becomes -x<y<x, which is yes and sufficient.
Thus, B is the answer.
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Is x > y?

(1) x^2 > y
=> if y = 2 then for
x=3, x^2>y but x>y
x=-3, x^2>y but x<y
Insufficient.
(2) x – |y| > 0
x>lyl
lyl is always some positive value.
x is always positive with value greater then y.
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Bunuel wrote:
Is x > y?

(1) x^2 > y

(2) x – |y| > 0


Question: Is x > y?

St 1: x^2 > y

Test some numbers: If x = 2 & y = 1,

then x^2 > y & also x > y

If x = -2 & y = 1,

then x^2 > y, but x < y

Insufficient

St 2: x – |y| > 0

means x > |y| (As we know absolute value is always >= 0)

If x > |y|, we can safely say that x > y

Sufficient.

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