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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 \(x^2 - y^2\)

which simplifies to \((x+y)*(x-y)\)

So it is obvious that statement 2 is sufficient right away.

But statement 1 is tricky to miss in a hurry.

(1) \(x + y = 2x\)
\(y = x\)

or

\(x - y = 0\)

Hence St 2 is also sufficient.

Hence [color=#00a651]Option (D) is our bet./color]

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Statement 1:
x + y = 2x
x = y.

x^2 - y^2

= x^2 - x^2

= 0

Sufficient.

Statement 2:

x^2 - y^ 2

= (x+y) (x - Y)
=0 ( x - y)

= 0

Sufficient.

The best answer is D.
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