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Larry saves x dollars per month. Will Larry’s total savings one year from now exceed his present savings by at least $500 ? (Assume that there is no interest.)

(1) In 6 months Larry's total savings will be $900.
(2) In 3 months Larry's total savings will exceed his present savings by $150.

Please explain why statement 1 is not sufficient
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Larry saves x dollars per month. Will Larry’s total savings one year from now exceed his present savings by at least $500 ? (Assume that there is no interest.)

(1) In 6 months Larry's total savings will be $900.
(2) In 3 months Larry's total savings will exceed his present savings by $150.

Please explain why statement 1 is not sufficient


Let's say Larry's present savings is \(y\).
Question: is \(12x+y>y+500\)? --> is \(12x>500\)?

(1) \(y+6x=900\), not sufficient to say whether \(12x>500\) (or whether \(6x>250\)).
(2) \(y+3x=y+150\) --> \(x=50\) --> \(12x=600>500\). Sufficient.

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