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What is the value of x^2  y^2? (1) x + y = 2x (2) x  y = 0
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What is the value of x^2  y^2?\(x^2  y^2=(xy)(x+y)\) (1) x + y = 2x > rearrange: \(xy=0\) > \((xy)(x+y)=0\). Sufficient. (2) x  y = 0 > \(xy=0\) > \((xy)(x+y)=0\). Sufficient. Answer: D.
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27 May 2014, 09:11
Bunnuel, I have a hard time getting my approach clear on problems like that.
What made you rearrange statement (1) and not insert it in the q stem such as (2x)(x+y)?



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28 May 2014, 04:59
steilbergauf wrote: Bunnuel, I have a hard time getting my approach clear on problems like that.
What made you rearrange statement (1) and not insert it in the q stem such as (2x)(x+y)? Seems natural to rearrange and simplify \(x + y = 2x\) to get \(x  y = 0\) or \(x=y\). If you substitute it leads nowhere.
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28 May 2014, 12:37
It's a good habit to combine like terms when possible to make sure you are getting what the equation is really telling you. If x appears on both sides of the equation, there is room to simplify!
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28 May 2014, 12:48
DmitryFarber wrote: It's a good habit to combine like terms when possible to make sure you are getting what the equation is really telling you. If x appears on both sides of the equation, there is room to simplify! Thank you. That makes sense! Cheers...



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29 May 2014, 03:26
(1) x+y=2x We know that x+x=2x, so it is obvious that x=y and x^2y^2=0 SUFFICIENT
(2) xy=0 Rearranging this, we get x=y, so again x^2y^2=0 SUFFICIENT
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19 Jul 2016, 09:13
Hi, I am quite lost on this one...to get (1) x + y = 2x, why it breaks up to (x−y)(x+y)=0 and not (x−y)(x+y)=2x.
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sony1000 wrote: Hi, I am quite lost on this one...to get (1) x + y = 2x, why it breaks up to (x−y)(x+y)=0 and not (x−y)(x+y)=2x. x + y = 2x Rearrange: x  y = 0.
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steilbergauf wrote: Bunnuel, I have a hard time getting my approach clear on problems like that.
What made you rearrange statement (1) and not insert it in the q stem such as (2x)(x+y)? That's exactly what I did and got this wrong. I incorrectly solved this within 20 seconds: 10 seconds on each stem. I should've spent more time since it was way too easy.



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steilbergauf wrote: Bunnuel, I have a hard time getting my approach clear on problems like that.
What made you rearrange statement (1) and not insert it in the q stem such as (2x)(x+y)? well you just have to recognise that we are dealing with a differences of squares, thats it. x^2y^2 = (xy) (x+y) Even if you get statement one wrong, statement 2 will safe your ass For instance: (1) x+y=2x lets say insufficient (2) xy=0 now you should recognise where this is going, so lets go back to (1) x+y=2x 0 = 2xxy 0 = xy> sufficient
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16 Jul 2017, 11:37
bulletpoint wrote: What is the value of x^2  y^2?
(1) x + y = 2x (2) x  y = 0 The goal is to find the unique value equal to x^2y^2. Statement 1) x+y = 2x x+y=2x x=y xy=0 x^2y^2 = (x+y)(xy) (x+y)*0 =0 Sufficient. Statement 2) xy = 0 x^2y^2 =(x+y)*(xy) (x+y)*0 = 0 Sufficient.



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Ix x < 0?
1. x5 = 7x+2 2. x+5 = 4x+5



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anushilaghosh wrote: Ix x < 0?
1. x5 = 7x+2 2. x+5 = 4x+5 Hi anushilaghosh, I would request to post the question in DS forum. You may go through the below links that will guide you: https://gmatclub.com/forum/howtomake ... 47089.htmlhttps://gmatclub.com/forum/rulesforpo ... l#p1092822
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bulletpoint wrote: What is the value of x^2  y^2?
(1) x + y = 2x (2) x  y = 0 Overthinking marks such questions incorrect from 1) x + y = 2x x  y = 0 (xy) (x+y) = 0 from 2 xy =0 (xy) (x+y) = 0 D
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anushilaghosh wrote: Ix x < 0?
1. x5 = 7x+2 2. x+5 = 4x+5 This question is discussed here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/isx01x5 ... 16394.html It's flawed.
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For Statement I, I understand why x=y, but when you just subtract 2x from each side you get x+y=0 or yx=0, which is a different equation from the prompt's difference of squares equation, leading me to believe it is insufficient. Can someone help explain?



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nuvz wrote: For Statement I, I understand why x=y, but when you just subtract 2x from each side you get x+y=0 or yx=0, which is a different equation from the prompt's difference of squares equation, leading me to believe it is insufficient. Can someone help explain? Hi nuvz, You can always write yx=0 as (xy)=0 or, xy=0.
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