Square root and absolute value

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Square root and absolute value

by jmtkrs10 » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:39 pm
Is sqrt(x-3)^2=3-x

(1) x does not equal 3
(2) -x*abs(x)>0

OA - B

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by sudhir3127 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:33 am
Is sqrt(x-3)^2=3-x

(1) x does not equal 3
(2) -x*abs(x)>0

If u see statement 2. for it to be true X should be <0

suppose X = -1

sqroot ( -1-3)^2 = 4 = 3-(-1)
hence sufficient .

Statement 1 doesnt say anything ,,

Hence B .

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by krisraam » Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:18 pm
Sqrt(x-3)^2 = |x-3|

|x-3| = 3-x when x-3 < 0 ie x<3

Stmt 2 says x<0

So B is sufficient.

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