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If \(x > y > 0\), is \(y < 2?\)



1) \(1/x = 1/2\)

2) \((1/x)+(1/y) =1\)

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Forget conventional ways of solving math questions. For DS problems, the VA (Variable Approach) method is the quickest and easiest way to find the answer without actually solving the problem. Remember that equal numbers of variables and independent equations ensure a solution.



Since we have 2 variables (\(x\) and \(y\)) and 1 equation \(( x > y\)), D is most likely to be the answer.



Condition 1)

\(1/x = 1/2\) implies that \(x = 2\). Since \(x > y\), we must have \(y < 2\).

Condition 1) is sufficient.



Condition 2)

The original condition \(x > y > 0\) implies that \(1/x < 1/y\).

Using \(1/x + 1/y = 1\) and \(1/x < 1/y\) together, we can see that \(1/y > 1/2\).

Thus, \(0 < y < 2\).

Condition 2) is sufficient.



Therefore, the answer is D.

Answer: D
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New post 18 Jan 2019, 02:30
I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation. good explanation
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MathRevolution wrote:
Official Solution:





Using \(1/x + 1/y = 1\) and \(1/x < 1/y\) together, we can see that \(1/y > 1/2\).

Thus, \(0 < y < 2\).

Condition 2) is sufficient.



Therefore, the answer is D.

Answer: D


Hi, could you please expand on how the two equations result in the inequality 1/y>1/2?

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MathRevolution wrote:
Official Solution:





Using \(1/x + 1/y = 1\) and \(1/x < 1/y\) together, we can see that \(1/y > 1/2\).

Thus, \(0 < y < 2\).

Condition 2) is sufficient.



Therefore, the answer is D.

Answer: D


Hi, could you please expand on how the two equations result in the inequality 1/y>1/2?

Thank you


I would also be grateful if you could expand on this!
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awjpca wrote:
MathRevolution wrote:
Official Solution:





Using \(1/x + 1/y = 1\) and \(1/x < 1/y\) together, we can see that \(1/y > 1/2\).

Thus, \(0 < y < 2\).

Condition 2) is sufficient.



Therefore, the answer is D.

Answer: D


Hi, could you please expand on how the two equations result in the inequality 1/y>1/2?

Thank you


I would also be grateful if you could expand on this!


1/X +1/Y =1. And 1/X<1/Y. One of the 2 numbers has got to be greater than 1/2 right for both the equations to be possible? Now since 1/X<1/Y, 1/Y is the number that is greater than 1/2. That's how you get 1/Y>1/2. So the second equation is also SUFFICIENT
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New post 03 May 2019, 06:23
I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. I believe that this question is flawed as both statements can be true at the same time in order to get the same solution. As I understand, statements can not contradict in GMAT, please check.
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New post 24 May 2019, 02:27
I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. Please elaborate on how statement 2 is sufficient by itself.
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New post 31 Jul 2019, 00:34
the statement 1 is sufficient.

But for Statement 2 i dont agree with the solution.
If we solve the statement 2 we get (x+y)/xy=1 ---> (x+y)-xy=0 this tells us that x=y=2 or x=y=0 and neither of it holds true as in the question it is given as x>y>0 and not x≥y. So the 2nd statement contradicts the info given in the question fact itself.

please correct me if I am wrong :please
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