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# m03 #25

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14 Nov 2011, 23:00
C. Should that really be categorized under hardest problems? It tests your ability to pay attention to the prompt more than anything.
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16 Nov 2011, 17:17
u0422811 wrote:
C. Should that really be categorized under hardest problems? It tests your ability to pay attention to the prompt more than anything.

I think it's the prompt and the putting A and B together, but I wouldn't rate this more than a 600-700 problem.
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02 Oct 2012, 05:10
Another victim, chose E
Guess our brains are trained that way
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02 Oct 2012, 07:23
really somewhat tricky, but should not be among the hardest - just testing your attention to consider positive numbers only
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15 Dec 2012, 19:24
I almost went for E because the second option gets to q=r and q=-r, but question stem says it is positive integers and hence ruled out q=-r.
Good one!
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01 Oct 2013, 05:17
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BELOW IS REVISED VERSION OF THIS QUESTION:

Are positive numbers $$p$$, $$q$$, and $$r$$ equal?

(1) $$p = q$$
(2) $$q^2 = r^2$$

(1) $$p = q$$. Not sufficient, since no info about $$r$$
(2) $$q^2 = r^2$$ --> since given that $$p$$ and $$q$$ are positive numbers then $$q=r$$. Not sufficient since no info about $$p$$.

(1)+(2) As $$p = q$$ and $$q=r$$ then $$p=q=r$$. Sufficient.

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