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What is the value of x?

(1) $$2x + 1 = 0$$

(2) $$(x + 1)^2 = x^2$$

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Statement 1:
$$2x+1=0$$
We have an equation with one variable, which will give us only one solution --> Sufficient

Statement 2:
$$(x+1)^2 = x^2$$
The two $$x^2$$ will cancel out, leaving us with an equation with one variable. Again, there's no need for calculations since they would make us waste time. --> Sufficient

Answer: D
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Bunuel wrote:
What is the value of x?

(1) $$2x + 1 = 0$$

(2) $$(x + 1)^2 = x^2$$

Question: What is the value of x?

Statement 1: $$2x + 1 = 0$$
$$i.e. x = -1/2$$
SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: $$(x + 1)^2 = x^2$$

i.e. $$x+1 = -x$$
i.e. $$i.e. x = -1/2$$
SUFFICIENT

Answer: Option D
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