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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 ## If x ≠ 0, is y greater than 0? tagged by: AAPL ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## If x ≠ 0, is y greater than 0? ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Source: Veritas Prep $$\text{If }x \neq 0, \text{is }y\text{ greater than }0\ ?$$ $$(1)\ xy=24$$ $$(2)\ x-y=5$$ The OA is E. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 10112 messages Followed by: 494 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're told that X is NOT equal to 0. We're asked if Y is greater than 0. This is a YES/NO question. This question can be solved by with a mix of Number Properties and TESTing VALUES. 1) (X)(Y) = 24 IF.... X = postive and Y = positive, then the answer to the question is YES. X = negative and Y = negative, then the answer to the question is NO. Fact 1 is INSUFFICIENT 2) X - Y = 5 IF.... X = 6 and Y = 1, then the answer to the question is YES. X = -1 and Y = -6, then the answer to the question is NO. Fact 2 is INSUFFICIENT Combined, we know... (X)(Y) = 24 X and Y are either BOTH positive OR BOTH negative. X - Y = 5 IF... X = 8 and Y = 3, then the answer to the question is YES X = -3 and Y = -8, then the answer to the question is YES Combined, INSUFFICIENT Final Answer: E GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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