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Author:  Bunuel [ 23 May 2020, 08:36 ] 
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A number is to be written in each of the small squares in the figure above so that the sum of the numbers in any row is the same as the sum of the numbers in any column: What number does x represent? (1) z represents 5. (2) y represents 8. DS20400 Attachment: 1.png [ 3.24 KiB  Viewed 6457 times ] 
Author:  Ravixxx [ 23 May 2020, 08:58 ] 
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Bunuel wrote: A number is to be written in each of the small squares in the figure above so that the sum of the numbers in any row is the same as the sum of the number s in any column: What number does x represent? (1) z represents 5. (2) y represents 8. DS20400 Attachment: 1.png (1) z represents 5. \(4+5+y=9+x+y\) \(9+y=9+x+y\) \(x=0\) Sufficient (2) y represents 8. \(4+8+z=9+8+x\) \(12+z=17+x\) \(z=5+x\) Not sufficient Answer A 
Author:  bM22 [ 24 May 2020, 01:15 ] 
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Bunuel wrote: A number is to be written in each of the small squares in the figure above so that the sum of the numbers in any row is the same as the sum of the number s in any column: What number does x represent? (1) z represents 5. (2) y represents 8. DS20400 Attachment: 1.png Given: 9+ x + y = 4 + y + z Statement 1: z represents 5. => 9+ x + y = 4 + y + z => 9 + x + y = 9 + y => x = 0. Sufficient. Statement 2: y represents 8. 9 + x + 8 = 4 + 8 + z. 1 equation, 2 unknowns, thus Insufficient. Answer A. 
Author:  NitishJain [ 25 May 2020, 13:36 ] 
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As per qth stem: 9 + x+ y = 4 + y +z or 5 + x = z or x = z 5 If we get z, we will get x Let's analyze the statements: I: z= 5: As per initial analysis; we can get x SUFFICIENT II: y = 8; we cannot get z or x using this. NOT SUFFICIENT Hence A 
Author:  Basshead [ 25 Nov 2020, 16:18 ] 
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Bunuel wrote: A number is to be written in each of the small squares in the figure above so that the sum of the numbers in any row is the same as the sum of the number s in any column: What number does x represent? (1) z represents 5. (2) y represents 8. DS20400 Attachment: 1.png (1) z represents 5. \(4 + y + 5 = 9 + x + y\) \(9 + y = 9 + x + y\) \(0 = x\) SUFFICIENT. (2) y represents 8. \(4 + y + z = 9 + x + y\) \(4 + 8 + z = 9 + x + 8\) \(12 + z = 17 + x\) We have two variables remaining; INSUFFICIENT. Answer is A. 
Author:  CEdward [ 28 Nov 2020, 12:59 ] 
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Why is B not sufficient? I used a plug and play approach. The square would look like this: 5 9 3 8 0 9 4 8 5 Each row and column adds up to 17. x = 0. 
Author:  gmexamtaker1 [ 30 Jan 2021, 07:32 ] 
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CEdward wrote: Why is B not sufficient? I used a plug and play approach. The square would look like this: 5 9 3 8 0 9 4 8 5 Each row and column adds up to 17. x = 0. Hello CEdward, The reason why B is not sufficient is because more than one value of x can satisfy the condition, just try to put x=1 and z=6 you will see that it satisfies the condition. 
Author:  pranskius [ 19 Aug 2021, 18:25 ] 
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Is it just me who was thrown off by the official GMAT question asking "sum of the number s in any column"? For 30 seconds I was trying to figure out, what do they mean by "number S"... 
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