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# What is the value of x^2 + y^2 ?

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What is the value of $$x^2 + y^2$$?

1. $$x^2 + y^2 = 2xy + 1$$
2. $$x^2 + y^2 = 4 - 2xy$$

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Last edited by Bunuel on 24 Nov 2014, 00:45, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Oct 2010, 17:51
1) it's given in terms of xy, insufficient

2) again same problem, insufficient

1+2) add together the equations and divide by 2. X^2+y^2=2.5
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04 Oct 2010, 18:34
shrouded1 wrote:
1) it's given in terms of xy, insufficient

2) again same problem, insufficient

1+2) add together the equations and divide by 2. X^2+y^2=2.5
sufficient

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Yup I get the same thing.. OA must be wrong
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04 Oct 2010, 19:37
Yes.. I get C too.. OA must be wrong..
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16 Oct 2010, 06:14
shd be C according to me as well...
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23 Nov 2014, 07:50
I also end up with C.
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24 Nov 2014, 00:45
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What is the value of $$x^2 + y^2$$?

1. $$x^2 + y^2 = 2xy + 1$$
2. $$x^2 + y^2 = 4 - 2xy$$

What is the value of x^2+y^2 ?

(1) x^2+y^2=2xy+1 --> $$x^2-2xy+y^2=1$$ --> $$(x-y)^2=1$$. If $$x=1$$ and $$y=0$$, then $$x^2+y^2=1$$ but if $$x=2$$ and $$y=1$$, then $$x^2+y^2=5$$. Not sufficient.

(2) x^2+y^2=4-2xy --> $$x^2+2xy+y^2=4$$ --> $$(x+y)^2=4$$. If $$x=2$$ and $$y=0$$, then $$x^2+y^2=4$$ but if $$x=1$$ and $$y=1$$, then $$x^2+y^2=2$$. Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) Sum the equations: $$2(x^2+y^2)=5$$ --> $$x^2+y^2=2.5$$. Sufficient.

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