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R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy?

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\(R = 1 + 2*x*y + x^2*y^2\), what is the value of \(x*y\)?

(1) R = 0
(2) x > 0

Originally posted by satishreddy on 14 Oct 2010, 20:56.
Last edited by ENGRTOMBA2018 on 03 Sep 2015, 07:37, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy? [#permalink]

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R=1+2xy+x^2*y^2, what is the value of xy

1) R=0
2) x>0

OA : A


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R=1+2xy+x^2*y^2, what is the value of xy?

(1) R=0 --> \(1+2xy+x^2*y^2=0\) --> \((xy+1)^2=0\) --> \(xy=-1\). Sufficient.
(2) x>0 --> Clearly insufficient.

Answer: A.


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R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy? [#permalink]

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Forget conventional ways of solving math questions. In DS, Variable approach is

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problem. Remember equal number of variables and equations ensures a solution.



R=1+2xy+(xy)^2, what is the value of x∗y ?

(1) R = 0
(2) x > 0

==> transforming the original condition and the question by variable approach method, we have, R=(1+xy)^2, 1+xy=R, -R, then xy=R-1, xy=-R-1. if we know R we can find xy
In case of 1), if R=0 then xy=-1, a unique answer. Therefore it is sufficient. Thus A is the answer.
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Re: R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy? [#permalink]

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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 equations ensures a solution.



R=1+2xy+(xy)^2, what is the value of x∗y ?

(1) R = 0
(2) x > 0

==> transforming the original condition and the question by variable approach method, we have, R=(1+xy)^2, 1+xy=R, -R, then xy=R-1, xy=-R-1. if we know R we can find xy
In case of 1), if R=0 then xy=-1, a unique answer. Therefore it is sufficient. Thus A is the answer.



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Re: R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy? [#permalink]

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New post 10 Nov 2016, 13:05
Answer:A
R=1+2xy+x^2*y^2, what is the value of x∗y ?
(1) R = 0
(2) x > 0
R=1+2xy+x^2*y^2=(1+xy)^2
1- R=0 ⇒ 1+xy=0 ⇒ xy=-1 -- SUFFICIENT
2- x>0 -- Irrelevant
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Re: R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy? [#permalink]

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New post 28 Jan 2017, 14:07
The answer is indeed A

R=1+2xy+x^2y^2 => (1+xy)^2

Statement I

R=0, therefore (1+xy)^2=0
xy=-1

Statement II
x>0

It does not gives us any specific value of x or y or R

Not Sufficient.


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Re: R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy? [#permalink]

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1st identify what is being asked, then looked for familiar structures (eg Quadratic equation when moving 1 to other side)
Re: R = 1 + 2xy + x^2y^2, what is the value of xy?   [#permalink] 07 Jun 2018, 10:29
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