Is the square root of (x5)2 = 5x?
(1) xx > 0
(2) 5  x > 0
(D)
Algebra (hard one in my opinion)
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It helps to know the following:mariofelixpasku wrote:Is âˆš(x5)Â² = 5x?
(1) xx > 0
(2) 5  x > 0
âˆš means the POSITIVE ROOT ONLY.
Thus, âˆš(xÂ²) = x.
xy = the DISTANCE between x and y.
In the problem at hand:
âˆš(x5)Â² = x5 = the DISTANCE between x and 5.
A distance must be greater than or equal to 0.
5x = the DIFFERENCE between 5 and x.
A difference can be negative, 0, or positive.
The DIFFERENCE between two values will be equal to the DISTANCE between the two values whenever the DIFFERENCE is greater than or equal to 0.
Thus, x5 = 5x whenever 5xâ‰¥0.
Question rephrased: Is xâ‰¤5?
Statement 1: xx > 0
Since x cannot be negative, both factors (x and x) must be positive.
Thus:
x > 0
x<0.
Since x<0, we know that xâ‰¤5.
SUFFICIENT.
Statement 2: 5x > 0
Thus, x<5.
SUFFICIENT.
The correct answer is D.
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I dont understand, how can xx > 0 as how a negative no. multiplied by a positive no. be greater than 0
Also, could you please tell about the source of this problem
Also, could you please tell about the source of this problem