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# X^3 * Y^4 = 5000, is Y=5? (a) Y is a positive integer (b) X

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X^3 * Y^4 = 5000, is Y=5? (a) Y is a positive integer (b) X [#permalink]

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17 Oct 2003, 06:09
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X^3 * Y^4 = 5000, is Y=5?

(a) Y is a positive integer
(b) X is an integer
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18 Oct 2003, 13:46

statement 1 :

Let us assume x = 2 , then the answer is YES. But any other value of Y will still satisfy the equation. For example, for Y = 3, there will be some value that will satisfy the original equation. So this st. is not suff.

Statement 2:

NOt suff. Y could be +5 or -5.

Together:

It can be inferred that x > 1. then x = 2 and y = 5 is the only value that will satisfy the equation.

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27 Oct 2003, 13:45
am1974 wrote:

statement 1 :

Let us assume x = 2 , then the answer is YES. But any other value of Y will still satisfy the equation. For example, for Y = 3, there will be some value that will satisfy the original equation. So this st. is not suff.

Statement 2:

NOt suff. Y could be +5 or -5.

Together:

It can be inferred that x > 1. then x = 2 and y = 5 is the only value that will satisfy the equation.

What i see is that the only values that will satisfy that equation are X=2 and Y=5 or -5. So all we need to know is weather Y is +ve or -ve. So my answer would be A.

What am i missing?

Thanks
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27 Oct 2003, 13:55
Hi Camel,

While considering the statement 1, you are assuming that X is integer, but it is not given in statment 1.
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28 Oct 2003, 08:14
am1974 wrote:
Hi Camel,

While considering the statement 1, you are assuming that X is integer, but it is not given in statment 1.

Oay got it, thanks.
28 Oct 2003, 08:14
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