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Which of the following equations is not equivalent to 36y^2 + 9 = x^2?

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Which of the following equations is not equivalent to \(36y^2 + 9 = x^2\)?


(A) \(36y^2 = x^2 - 9\)

(B) \(36y^2 = (x - 3)(x + 3)\)

(C) \(108y^2 + 27 = 3x^2\)

(D) \(y^2 = \frac{x^2 - 9}{36}\)

(E) \(6y = x - 3\)
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E because squaring both sides won't give the desired equation.

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Which of the following equations is not equivalent to \(36y^2 + 9 = x^2\)?


(A) \(36y^2 = x^2 - 9\)

(B) \(36y^2 = (x - 3)(x + 3)\)

(C) \(108y^2 + 27 = 3x^2\)

(D) \(y^2 = \frac{x^2 - 9}{36}\)

(E) \(6y = x - 3\)



Just rearrange other equation to equation mention in the question. You will get the answer. I must say worse question on GMATclub.

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New post 23 Oct 2017, 17:55
I went with E and I tried to go so slow so as not to make a simple mistake.

E gave me some pause, because the square root of 36y^2 is 6y. However, the square root of x^2-9 isn't x-3. So that's what sealed it for me.

I wasted time on the earlier answers and just needed to stay calm, focus and not make stupid mistake.
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