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What is the value of w^(−2)? (1) w^(−1) = 1/2 (2) w^3 = 8 Kudos for a correct solution.
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1. w^(1)=(1/2) => (w^(1))^2 =(1/2)^2 =1/4 Sufficient 2. w^3 =8 => w= 2 =>w^(2)=1/(w^2)= 1/4 Sufficient Answer D
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St1: w^(1) * w^(1) = 0.5*0.5 = 0.25 > Sufficient St2: w^3 = 8 > w = 2 > w^(1) = 0.5 > w^(2) = 0.25 > Sufficient
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23 Oct 2015, 01:12
Bunuel wrote: What is the value of w^(−2)?
(1) w^(−1) = 1/2 (2) w^3 = 8
Kudos for a correct solution. Rewrite the question to what is the value of \(\frac{1}{w^2}\) 1) 1/w = 1/2, hence w = 2, sufficient 2) w^3 = 8, hence w = 2 or 2, sufficient since w^2 will always be positive Answer D



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23 Oct 2015, 20:45
What is the value of w^(−2)? (1) w^(−1) = 1/2 (2) w^3 = 8 effectively we need to calculate 1/(w)^2 there fore we need to know w ? 1. w^(−1) = 1/2 1/w= 1/2 hence w =2 Since we got unique value .we can calculate 1/(w)^2 2.w^3 = 8 hence w =2 Again we got unique value .we can calculate 1/(w)^2 Hence D ans
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24 Oct 2015, 03:31
its asking 1/w^2=? 1. 1/w..jus sqr it 2. w^3=8 w must be 2, then 1/w^2= 1/4... m bit skepticle, did i miss something?
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01 Oct 2016, 08:32
Bunuel wrote: What is the value of w^(−2)?
(1) w^(−1) = 1/2 (2) w^3 = 8
Kudos for a correct solution. ============== Really the easiest one... took only 19 Sec. I think Gmat won't give these type of questions unless you do really drastic in Quant...



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01 Oct 2016, 08:35
Dabhishek wrote: its asking 1/w^2=? 1. 1/w..jus sqr it 2. w^3=8 w must be 2, then 1/w^2= 1/4... m bit skepticle, did i miss something? ========= What you have done is right... But I think the Question asked just value of W... If you find anything either Square or Square root, It gives a Unique value. Kudos will be same to say thanks ... Hope this helps..



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Just a small typo... The actual question in the OG 2016 says w^8 = 8 in statement two.



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Bunuel wrote: What is the value of w^(−2)?
(1) w^(−1) = 1/2 (2) w^3 = 8
Kudos for a correct solution. Question: What is the value of w^(−2) ot 1/w^2?Statement 1: w^(−1) = 1/2i.e. 1/w = 1/2 i.e. 1/w^2 = 1/4 SUFFICIENT Statement 2: w^3 = 8i.e. w = 2 i.e. 1/w^2 = 1/4 SUFFICIENT Answer Option D
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Hello All,
I did it as below:
S1  w^(1) = 1/2 so squaring gives w^(2) = 1/4 Sufficient S2  w^3 =8, so w has to be +2 only. It cannot be 2 else w^3 will be 8. So We know w we can get w^2. Sufficient.



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1,\(W^{1}\) = 1/2 1/W = 1/2 \(W^{2}\)= 1/4 AD 2, \(W^{3}\)= 8 W = 2 \(2^{2}\)= 1/4 D



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1. 1/w=1/2 so w=2 sufficient 2. w^3=8 so, w=+2 sufficient D



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25 Sep 2017, 17:34
If either statement 1 or 2 gave us an even power, would it still be sufficient?
i.e. if statement 1 was: W^2 = number or W^2 = number would that still be sufficient?



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ThisandThat wrote: If either statement 1 or 2 gave us an even power, would it still be sufficient?
i.e. if statement 1 was: W^2 = number or W^2 = number would that still be sufficient? Yes, because we want to find 1/w^2 and we could simply substitute the value of w^2 there without solving for w.
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15 Nov 2018, 05:33
Solve for w to determine the answer.
\(w^{1}= \frac{1}{2}\)
\(w = 2\)
\(2^{2}= 1/4\)
One answer. SUFFICIENT.
\(w^3 = 8\)
\(w = \sqrt{8}\)
\(w=2\)
\(2^{2} = 1/4\)
One answer. SUFFICIENT.
D  Both are sufficient.



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26 Oct 2019, 00:01
Bunuel wrote: What is the value of w^(−2)?
(1) w^(−1) = 1/2 (2) w^3 = 8
Kudos for a correct solution. This is how i solved Lets rephrase the target question w^(−2) can also be written as 1 / w^2 = ? 1) w^(−1) = 1/2 So can be written as 1 /w^1 = 1/2 or w^1 = 2 if W^ 1 =2 w^2 = 2^2 = 4 We need to find out 1 / w^2 = ? = 1/2^2 = 1/4 = sufficient (2) w^3 = 8 So W= 2 if w= 2 then 1 / w^2 = ? = 1/2^2 = 1/4 =sufficient Ans =d




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