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Which of the following functions does not intersect with y = 3x^2 + 2x + 1

A. y = 3x^2 + 3x + 1
B. y = 2x^2 + 3x + 1
C. y = 3x^2 + 2x + 3
D. y = 4x^2 + 2x - 3
E. y = x^2 + 2x + 3

This question is not from the OG, but I am stuck on this question. Can anyone help me? :?
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Which of the following functions does not intersect with y = 3x^2 + 2x + 1

A. y = 3x^2 + 3x + 1
B. y = 2x^2 + 3x + 1
C. y = 3x^2 + 2x + 3
D. y = 4x^2 + 2x - 3
E. y = x^2 + 2x + 3

This question is not from the OG, but I am stuck on this question. Can anyone help me? :?


The graph of y = 3x^2 + 2x + 3 (option C) gives the same parabola as y = 3x^2 + 2x + 1, just shifted 2 units up. So, they won't intersect:
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Answer: C.

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Which of the following functions does not intersect with y = 3x^2 + 2x + 1

A. y = 3x^2 + 3x + 1
B. y = 2x^2 + 3x + 1
C. y = 3x^2 + 2x + 3
D. y = 4x^2 + 2x - 3
E. y = x^2 + 2x + 3

This question is not from the OG, but I am stuck on this question. Can anyone help me? :?


If you are familiar with graphs, this question gets solved within a minute as shown by Bunuel... but I am not that comfortable with graphs...
I solved it by equating the the equation given in the question stem to the equation given in the answer choices...
A. y = 3x^2 + 3x + 1 = 3x^2 + 2x + 1.. this gives x=0 thus these two sets of equations intersect at x=0 and y=1
B. y = 2x^2 + 3x + 1 = 3x^2 + 2x + 1... this gives x^2 -x = 0 which means either x=0 or x=1. Thus these two intersect at 2 points.
C. y = 3x^2 + 2x + 3 = 3x^2 + 2x + 1.. this does not give a solution... thus the answer is C
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Which of the following functions does not intersect with y = 3x^2 + 2x + 1

A. y = 3x^2 + 3x + 1
B. y = 2x^2 + 3x + 1
C. y = 3x^2 + 2x + 3
D. y = 4x^2 + 2x - 3
E. y = x^2 + 2x + 3


Let’s find the actual intersecting point of given function and each choice.
A. 3x^2 + 2x + 1 = 3x^2 + 3x + 1 --> x=0
B. 3x^2 + 2x + 1 = 2x^2 + 3x + 1 --> x^2 – x =0 --> x=0 or 1
C. 3x^2 + 2x + 1 = 3x^2 + 2x + 3 --> 1=3(X) --> they don’t have any intersect.
D. 3x^2 + 2x + 1 = 4x^2 + 2x - 3 --> x^2 –4=0 --> x= 2 or -2
E. 3x^2 + 2x + 1 = x^2 + 2x + 3 --> 2x^2 –2 =0 --> x= 1 or –1.

So only choice (C) has no intersecting point. The answer is (C).
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Given function is a parabola with y intercept = 1

A and B out because they have y intercept=1

coefficient a before x^2 should be the same not to intersect

Only C, because only difference from given is that y intercept=3. So, it is just higher

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The Tag for this question says this is an OG question. However, the comment from the poster says that it is not an OG question. Can you please confirm if this is actually an OG question, please?

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Hello Moderators,

The Tag for this question says this is an OG question. However, the comment from the poster says that it is not an OG question. Can you please confirm if this is actually an OG question, please?

I took too much time to solve this question. If this is an OG question, I need to practice more and find better ways of approaching these type of question :-(

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Parabolas and other graphs are tested on the GMAT though. OG questions:
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let's "plug-in" each answer one by one. Only choice (C) has no intersecting point => answer C

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In order for two functions to intersect, substituting a certain x-value will produce the same y value for the two functions. With choice C, we can see the y value will ALWAYS be two more if we have the same x value. So the two functions can never intersect.

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