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x2 - 2x = 0 [#permalink] New post 20 May 2018, 13:58
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\(x^2 - 2x = 0\)

Quantity A
Quantity B
x
2


A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column 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: x2 - 2x = 0 [#permalink] New post 27 May 2018, 19:43
sandy wrote:
\(x^2 - 2x = 0\)

Quantity A
Quantity B
x
2


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


Hello Sandy, but if we assume x = -2, the answer for A will be 4. Why is D the answer?
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Re: x2 - 2x = 0 [#permalink] New post 27 May 2018, 22:54
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sandy wrote:
\(x^2 - 2x = 0\)

Quantity A
Quantity B
x
2


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


Hello Sandy, but if we assume x = -2, the answer for A will be 4. Why is D the answer?


If you assume x=-2 then Quanity A is -2.

Also\(x^2 - 2x = 0\) is not satified by -2. So make no sense to assume x=-2.
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Re: x2 - 2x = 0   [#permalink] 27 May 2018, 22:54
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