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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## GMAT Prep Question.. pls respond.. ##### This topic has 1 member reply ## GMAT Prep Question.. pls respond.. I am confused about this one: If y>=0, what is the value of x? 1) |x-3| >= y 2) |x-3| <= -y Answer is B . Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 20 Jul 2008 Posted: 29 messages Upvotes: 1 The amswer should be B. Clue from Question: Y is "0" or some "positive value". A) |x-3| >= y As |x-3| can never be negative, it can take any value from 0 onwards...and this condition satisfies for all the values of x. Hence insufficient. B) |x-3| <= -y Now, with this stating that |x-3| is less than or equal -y, and (-y) can be "negative" or "0" (as from clue we have Y=0 or some +ve value) Also, we know that |x-3| can never be negative, it comes that |x-3|=0 and that can be satisfied with only x=3. Hence sufficient.. • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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