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#### Is |xy|> (xy)^2

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 Post subject: Is |xy|> (xy)^2  Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:54 pm
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 Post subject: Re: Is |xy|> (xy)^2  Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:29 am
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 uzair_baig wrote:Is |xy|> (xy)^2 ?1. 0

 Post subject: Re: Is |xy|> (xy)^2  Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:41 pm
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 Greetings Ron,I just wanted to clarify one doubt here. The question hasn't mentioned that x and y are different. Even combining (1) and (2), if we consider x^2 = 1/25 (1/25<1/4). So x may be (+/- 1/5). Similarly if we consider y^2 = 1/25 (1/25< 1/9). So (y may be +/- 1/5).Irrespective of the signs if we consider (since both sides are going to be positive anyways), we would get |x.y| !> (x.y)^2I know if this is a GMAT Prep question, then it's preposterous to question the correct answer. But if I would have got this question, I would have marked it (E) : (Am I missing something here : (Thanks PrashantAn ardent fan of RON :) ...

 Post subject: Re: Is |xy|> (xy)^2  Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:40 pm
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 prashant.ranjan wrote:Greetings Ron,I just wanted to clarify one doubt here. The question hasn't mentioned that x and y are different. Even combining (1) and (2), if we consider x^2 = 1/25 (1/25<1/4). So x may be (+/- 1/5). Similarly if we consider y^2 = 1/25 (1/25< 1/9). So (y may be +/- 1/5).Irrespective of the signs if we consider (since both sides are going to be positive anyways), we would get |x.y| !> (x.y)^2try again. with your choice of numbers, |xy| is 1/25, but (xy)^2 is (1/25)^2, which is a lot smaller. _________________Being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity [that] religion is powerless to bestow.C.F. Forbes

 Post subject: Re: Is |xy|> (xy)^2  Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:56 pm
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 Gosh!!!!!!What i was thinking :PSrry to take up your time..Thanks and RegardsPrashant

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