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The (x, y) pair (-1, 1) satisfies which of the following equations?

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The $$(x, y)$$ pair $$(-1, 1)$$ satisfies which of the following equations?

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$

(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

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The $$(x, y)$$pair $$(-1, 1)$$ satisfies which of the following equations?

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$

(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

Putting x = -1 and y = 1 in all equations
I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
=> -2 - 1 = -3
=> -3 = -3
Satisfy

II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
=> 2 - 1 = 1
=> 1 = 1
Satisfy

III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$
=> 1 - 2 = -1
=> -1 = -1
Satisfy

All equations are satisfied

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17 Nov 2018, 10:21
$$(-1, 1)$$

I. $$2 (1-)^3 - 1^2 = -3$$ ---> -2-1 = -3 YES
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$ ----> 2(1)- 1 =1 YES
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$ ----> 1 -2 (1) = -1 YES

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23 Jan 2019, 06:23
HKD1710 wrote:
The $$(x, y)$$ pair $$(-1, 1)$$ satisfies which of the following equations?

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$

(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

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Hi HKD1710

why in equation

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$

$$- y^2$$ = -1 and not +1?

I know there is some reason behind that but don't know what it is. Could you please assist.
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23 Jan 2019, 10:56
Gmatprep550 wrote:
HKD1710 wrote:
The $$(x, y)$$ pair $$(-1, 1)$$ satisfies which of the following equations?

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$

(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

Project PS Butler : Question #24

Hi HKD1710

why in equation

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$

$$- y^2$$ = -1 and not +1?

I know there is some reason behind that but don't know what it is. Could you please assist.

$$y=1$$

$$y^2 = 1^2$$

$$y^2 = 1$$

$$- y^2 = - 1$$
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23 Jan 2019, 21:17
HKD1710 wrote:
Gmatprep550 wrote:
HKD1710 wrote:
The $$(x, y)$$ pair $$(-1, 1)$$ satisfies which of the following equations?

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$

(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

Project PS Butler : Question #24

Hi HKD1710

why in equation

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$

$$- y^2$$ = -1 and not +1?

I know there is some reason behind that but don't know what it is. Could you please assist.

$$y=1$$

$$y^2 = 1^2$$

$$y^2 = 1$$

$$- y^2 = - 1$$

But $$- y^2$$ also = - y * - y =- 1 * - 1 which = + 1 hence would like to know when to follow above method described by you. I am sure we will follow that if $$y^2$$ would have provided in bracket for ex $$-(y^2)$$

Hope you are getting where I am getting confused.

Thanks !
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23 Jan 2019, 21:22
Gmatprep550 wrote:
HKD1710 wrote:
Gmatprep550 wrote:
The $$(x, y)$$ pair $$(-1, 1)$$ satisfies which of the following equations?

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$

(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

Hi HKD1710

why in equation

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$

$$- y^2$$ = -1 and not +1?

I know there is some reason behind that but don't know what it is. Could you please assist.

$$y=1$$

$$y^2 = 1^2$$

$$y^2 = 1$$

$$- y^2 = - 1$$

But $$- y^2$$ also = - y * - y =- 1 * - 1 which = + 1 hence would like to know when to follow above method described by you. I am sure we will follow that if $$y^2$$ would have provided in bracket for ex $$-(y^2)$$

Hope you are getting where I am getting confused.

Thanks !

No. $$-y^2=-(y*y)$$. On the other hand $$(-y)*(-y) = y^2$$.
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I am wondering why $$-1^2 = +1$$ where as $$-Y^2 = -(Y*Y)$$?
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I am wondering why $$-1^2 = +1$$ where as $$-Y^2 = -(Y*Y)$$?

$$-1^2=-(1^2) =-1$$, while $$(-1)^2=1$$.
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simply plugin for x,y (-1,1) ; all options are valid
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HKD1710 wrote:
The $$(x, y)$$ pair $$(-1, 1)$$ satisfies which of the following equations?

I. $$2x^3 - y^2 = -3$$
II. $$2x^2 - y^3 = 1$$
III. $$x^2 - 2y^3 = -1$$

(A) I only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

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