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(1) \(x^4 = |x|\). This statement implies that \(x=-1\), \(x=0\), or \(x=1\). Not sufficient.

(2) \(x^2 \gt x\). Rearrange and factor out \(x\) to get \(x(x-1) \gt 0\). The roots are \(x=0\) and \(x=1\), "\(\gt\)" sign means that the given inequality holds true for: \(x \lt 0\) and \(x \gt 1\). Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) The only value of \(x\) from (1) which is in the range from (2) is \(x=-1\). Sufficient.


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Thanks for Explanation! I did not understand following part

" The roots are x=0 and x=1, \("\gt"\) sign means that the given inequality holds true for: \(x \lt 0\) and \(x \gt 1\)."

I thought \(x(x-1) \gt 0\) would mean \(x \gt 0\) and \(x \gt 1\)

Please suggest. Also how did we get -1 as final answer. As per statement (2) \(x \gt 1\).

Thanks

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(1) \(x^4 = |x|\). This statement implies that \(x=-1\), \(x=0\), or \(x=1\). Not sufficient.

(2) \(x^2 \gt x\). Rearrange and factor out \(x\) to get \(x(x-1) \gt 0\). The roots are \(x=0\) and \(x=1\), "\(\gt\)" sign means that the given inequality holds true for: \(x \lt 0\) and \(x \gt 1\). Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) The only value of \(x\) from (1) which is in the range from (2) is \(x=-1\). Sufficient.


Answer: C

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Sky78 wrote:
Thanks for Explanation! I did not understand following part

" The roots are x=0 and x=1, \("\gt"\) sign means that the given inequality holds true for: \(x \lt 0\) and \(x \gt 1\)."

I thought \(x(x-1) \gt 0\) would mean \(x \gt 0\) and \(x \gt 1\)

Please suggest. Also how did we get -1 as final answer. As per statement (2) \(x \gt 1\).

Thanks

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Official Solution:


(1) \(x^4 = |x|\). This statement implies that \(x=-1\), \(x=0\), or \(x=1\). Not sufficient.

(2) \(x^2 \gt x\). Rearrange and factor out \(x\) to get \(x(x-1) \gt 0\). The roots are \(x=0\) and \(x=1\), "\(\gt\)" sign means that the given inequality holds true for: \(x \lt 0\) and \(x \gt 1\). Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) The only value of \(x\) from (1) which is in the range from (2) is \(x=-1\). Sufficient.


Answer: C


Check links below.

Solving Quadratic Inequalities - Graphic Approach: solving-quadratic-inequalities-graphic-approach-170528.html
Inequality tips: tips-and-hints-for-specific-quant-topics-with-examples-172096.html#p1379270
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+1 for C. From the first statement x=-1,0, or 1. From second statement , x<0 or x>1. Each statement alone is not sufficient. Combine the two, x=-1. Hence option C.
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