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# N is an integer such that N > 1.

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N is an integer such that N > 1. [#permalink]  02 Dec 2018, 05:33
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N is an integer such that $$N > 1$$.

 Quantity A Quantity B $$(N+1)^2 -1$$ $$N^2$$

A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: N is an integer such that N > 1. [#permalink]  04 Dec 2018, 06:01
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N is an integer such that $$N > 1$$.

 Quantity A Quantity B $$(N+1)^2 -1$$ $$N^2$$

A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

Explanation::

Qty A = $$(N+1)^2 -1 = N^2 + 2N + 1 - 1 = N^2 + 2N$$

Therefore
$$N^2 + 2N > N^2$$

Hence Option A
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Re: N is an integer such that N > 1. [#permalink]  04 Dec 2018, 10:01
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Carcass wrote:
N is an integer such that $$N > 1$$.

 Quantity A Quantity B $$(N+1)^2 -1$$ $$N^2$$

A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

We can solve this question using matching operations

Given:
Quantity A: (N + 1)² - 1
Quantity B: N²

Expand and simplify Quantity A to get:
Quantity A: N² + 2N
Quantity B: N²

Subtract N² from both quantities to get:
Quantity A: 2N
Quantity B: 0

Divide both quantities b 2 to get:
Quantity A: N
Quantity B: 0

Since we're told that N > 1, we know that N must be POSITIVE.
So, we have:
Quantity A: some POSITIVE number
Quantity B: 0

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Re: N is an integer such that N > 1. [#permalink]  01 Jan 2019, 22:38
GreenlightTestPrep wrote:
Carcass wrote:
N is an integer such that $$N > 1$$.

 Quantity A Quantity B $$(N+1)^2 -1$$ $$N^2$$

Given:
Quantity A: (N + 1)²
Quantity B: N²

Please fix... quantity A= (N + 1)²-1
NOT (N + 1)²
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Re: N is an integer such that N > 1. [#permalink]  02 Jan 2019, 05:59
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GreenlightTestPrep wrote:
Carcass wrote:
N is an integer such that $$N > 1$$.

 Quantity A Quantity B $$(N+1)^2 -1$$ $$N^2$$

Given:
Quantity A: (N + 1)²
Quantity B: N²

Please fix... quantity A= (N + 1)²-1
NOT (N + 1)²

I have edited my response accordingly.

Cheers,
Brent
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Re: N is an integer such that N > 1.   [#permalink] 02 Jan 2019, 05:59
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