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x and y are positive integers. Is $$\sqrt{x}$$*$$\sqrt{y}$$ an integer?

(1) $$\frac{x}{y} = \frac{1}{n^2}$$

(2) $$\sqrt{x}*\sqrt{y}$$ is an integer

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x and y are positive integers. Is $$\sqrt{x}$$*$$\sqrt{y}$$ an integer?

(1) $$\frac{x}{y} = \frac{1}{n^2}$$

(2) $$\sqrt{x}*\sqrt{y}$$ is an integer

n could be anything so not only statements are individually insufficient but are insufficient combined too..

combined..
x=8, y=8.....
$$\frac{x}{y} =1= \frac{1}{n^2}...n=1.. or....n= -1$$
$$\sqrt{x}*\sqrt{y}=2*2$$ is an integer
$$\sqrt{x}$$*$$\sqrt{y}=8$$...Yes
x=8, y=64.....
$$\frac{x}{y} =\frac{8}{64}= \frac{1}{n^2}...n^2=8.. ....n= -2\sqrt{2}...n=2\sqrt{2}$$
$$\sqrt{x}*\sqrt{y}=2*4$$ is an integer
$$\sqrt{x}$$*$$\sqrt{y}=\sqrt{8*64}=16\sqrt{2}$$...No

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