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Wavy Line Method Application - Exercise Question #7


Find the product of the integer values of x that satisfy the inequality \(\frac{(x^2-4)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x^2 - 9)^4} > 0\)




Wavy Line Method Application has been explained in detail in the following post:: http://gmatclub.com/forum/wavy-line-method-application-complex-algebraic-inequalities-224319.html


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Wavy Line Method Application - Exercise Question #7


Find the product of the integer values of x that satisfy the inequality \(\frac{(x^2-4)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x^2 - 9)^4} < 0\)




Wavy Line Method Application has been explained in detail in the following post:: http://gmatclub.com/forum/wavy-line-method-application-complex-algebraic-inequalities-224319.html


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The inequality is \(\frac{(x^2-4)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x^2 - 9)^4} < 0\)

or \(\frac{(x-2)^3 (x+2)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x - 3)^4 (x + 3)^4} < 0\)

Now, we have (x-3) and (x+3) with EVEN powers, so we will not move the curve direction to the upper side.

So, the zero points of x will be -3,-2,2,3 and 5

But we cannot have x = 5,3 or -3 as they are at the denominator.

So, the range of x will be (-infinity, -2) U (2,5).

Please correct me if I am missing anything.
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My answer is {-3<x<-2} U {2<x<3}U{x>5}.

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Wavy Line Method Application - Exercise Question #7


Find the product of the integer values of x that satisfy the inequality \(\frac{(x^2-4)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x^2 - 9)^4} < 0\)




Wavy Line Method Application has been explained in detail in the following post:: http://gmatclub.com/forum/wavy-line-method-application-complex-algebraic-inequalities-224319.html


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[(x-2)(x+2)]^3 / (x-5)^5 ( x^2-9)^4

critical values are -2,2,5,

the inequality is valid in ranges x<-3 and 2<x<5 , x not equal 3 , thus +ve integer value of x is 4 , and the -ve integer values belong to (-infinity,-4)

how can i get the product then or where am i going wrong??

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Please find below, the solution of the given problem.


Rewriting the inequality to easily identify the zero points

We know that \((x^2 – 4) = (x+2)(x-2)\)

And similarly, \((x^2-9) = (x+3)(x-3)\)

So, \((x^2-4)^3/((x – 5)^5 (x^2-9)^4 )>0\) can be written as

\(((x+2)^3 (x-2)^3)/((x – 5)^5 (x+3)^4 (x-3)^4 )>0\)

(x + 3) and (x-3) are the terms with even power. So, the wavy line should bounce back at the corresponding zero-points x = -3 and x = 3.


Plotting the zero points and drawing the wavy line:

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Required Range:

-2< x < 2 or x > 5

Calculations:

We need the product of all integers in this range. However, note that the integer 0 is a part of the range (-2 < x < 2).

Therefore, the product will be 0.

Correct Answer: Option C
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Hey Everyone,

Please find below, the solution of the given problem.


Rewriting the inequality to easily identify the zero points

We know that \((x^2 – 4) = (x+2)(x-2)\)

And similarly, \((x^2-9) = (x+3)(x-3)\)

So, \((x^2-4)^3/((x – 5)^5 (x^2-9)^4 )>0\) can be written as

\(((x+2)^3 (x-2)^3)/((x – 5)^5 (x+3)^4 (x-3)^4 )>0\)

(x + 3) and (x-3) are the terms with even power. So, the wavy line should bounce back at the corresponding zero-points x = -3 and x = 3.


Plotting the zero points and drawing the wavy line:

Image

Required Range:

-2< x < 2 or x > 5

Calculations:

We need the product of all integers in this range. However, note that the integer 0 is a part of the range (-2 < x < 2).

Therefore, the product will be 0.

Correct Answer: Option C


just had a question to solidify my understanding of this - if the question was < instead of >, then there would be no ranges that satisfy this equation? Thank you.

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Hey Everyone,

Please find below, the solution of the given problem.


Rewriting the inequality to easily identify the zero points

We know that \((x^2 – 4) = (x+2)(x-2)\)

And similarly, \((x^2-9) = (x+3)(x-3)\)

So, \((x^2-4)^3/((x – 5)^5 (x^2-9)^4 )>0\) can be written as

\(((x+2)^3 (x-2)^3)/((x – 5)^5 (x+3)^4 (x-3)^4 )>0\)

(x + 3) and (x-3) are the terms with even power. So, the wavy line should bounce back at the corresponding zero-points x = -3 and x = 3.


Plotting the zero points and drawing the wavy line:

Image

Required Range:

-2< x < 2 or x > 5

Calculations:

We need the product of all integers in this range. However, note that the integer 0 is a part of the range (-2 < x < 2).

Therefore, the product will be 0.

Correct Answer: Option C


just had a question to solidify my understanding of this - if the question was < instead of >, then there would be no ranges that satisfy this equation? Thank you.



Hey,

If the question was less than (<) instead of greater than(>), then we can still find the range of the range of x.


Look at the wavy curve in the solution given above and think, if we had to find the range of x for which the expression is less than zero, what range will we consider?


Hint: We had considered the positive range in the wavy curve to find the range of x for which the expression was more than zero.



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Hey,

If the question was less than (<) instead of greater than(>), then we can still find the range of the range of x.


Look at the wavy curve in the solution given above and think, if we had to find the range of x for which the expression is less than zero, what range will we consider?


Hint: We had considered the positive range in the wavy curve to find the range of x for which the expression was more than zero.



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Hi Saquib,

Thank you for your prompt response. If we look at the graph, the for negatives we will get the ranges - x<-3, -2>x>-3, 3>x>2, and 5>x>3. Here the product of the integer values cannot be calcuated. Would these be correct ranges if the question asked for negative? Please confirm. Thanks a ton.

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Find the product of the integer values of x that satisfy the inequality \(\frac{(x^2-4)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x^2 - 9)^4} > 0\)


We could solve this question easily with the tool called: factor table with sign

\(\frac{(x^2-4)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x^2 - 9)^4} > 0 \iff \frac{(x-2)^3(x+2)^3}{(x-5)^5(x-3)^4(x+3)^4} > 0\)

First, find the value that all factors are equal to 0

\(\begin{split}
x-2=0 &\iff x=2 \\
x+2=0 &\iff x=-2\\
x-5=0 &\iff x=5\\
x-3=0 &\iff x=3\\
x+3=0 &\iff x=-3
\end{split}\)

Now, make a factor table with sign like this
Attachment:
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In line (1), we review all possible values of \(x\) that make each fator equal to 0. The order is ascending (from lowest to highest)

Next, from line (2) to (6), we review the sign of each raw factor without power that based on the range value of \(x\). Character "|" means that we no need to care about the specific value of them, just the sign positive (+) or negative (-).

Next, from line (7) to (11), we review the sign of each fator with power that exists in the expression.

Finally, in line (12), we could quickly review the sign of the expression.

Hence, we have \(\frac{(x-2)^3(x+2)^3}{(x-5)^5(x-3)^4(x+3)^4} > 0 \iff x \in (-2,2) \cup (5, +\infty) \)


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Given inequality \(\frac{(x^2-4)^3}{(x-5)^5 (x^2 - 9)^4} > 0\)

Since only expressions with odd powers play role in determining the sign of the equation,
1.) we can remove the even power expressions and
2.) make all odd powers equivalent to 1.
We also note that x cannot be equal to 5, 3, -3 as these will make the numerator '0'.

Thus, we can solve for below inequality instead.
\(\frac{(x^2-4)}{(x-5)} > 0\)

Or,
\({(x^2-4)(x-5)} > 0\)

Points are : -2, 2 and 5.
Thus, Ans: (-2,2) U (5,infinity).

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