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# What is the value of x? (1) x = -1, 1 (2) x = 1, 2

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What is the value of x?

(1) x = -1, 1
(2) x = 1, 2

Hi everyone!

I encontered the following basic question and I find hard to agree with, please give thoughts

(C); x=1

If I combine the two statement (making it one long staement), don't I get x=-1, 1, 2 and therefore the correct ansert is (E)?

Originally posted by neadhs on 09 Jun 2018, 03:08.
Last edited by Bunuel on 09 Jun 2018, 23:15, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: What is the value of x? (1) x = -1, 1 (2) x = 1, 2  [#permalink]

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09 Jun 2018, 05:04
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Hi everyone!

I encontered the following basic question and I find hard to agree with, please give thoughts

What is the value of x?

(1) x = -1, 1
(2) x = 1, 2

(C); x=1

If I combine the two statement (making it one long staement), don't I get x=-1, 1, 2 and therefore the correct ansert is (E)?

In DS problems, while we combine the two statements , we combine st1 and st2 not st1 or st2.

here say set A={-1,1}------------from st1
set B={1,2}------------from st2
Now combining St1 and st2, we have A and B(=common element)
Or, AnB={1}
Since after combining we get one value of x, hence sufficient.

Ans C

P.S:- In case of value sums, we have to consider the common values from both the statements. The common value must satisfy both the statements.

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Re: What is the value of x? (1) x = -1, 1 (2) x = 1, 2  [#permalink]

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09 Jun 2018, 05:19
Yes, it was a little counterintuitive for at first, but now I won't forget.

Thank you very much!
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19 Jul 2018, 03:27

As when you combine both statemnets you will get a unique value which is common to both sets.
So thats why C is answer

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