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x2−2xy+y2=0 and xy = 9.

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\(x^2−2xy+y^2=0\) and \(xy=9\)

Quantity A
Quantity B
y
3




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

Official answer says D (Cannot be determined) but I strongly believe it is C (Quantities are equal)
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Re: x2−2xy+y2=0 and xy = 9. [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2018, 17:57
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This is one of the questions you need to pay attention.

Given: \(x^2−2xy+y^2=0\) or \((x-y)^2=0\) or \(x=y\)

Also given that \(xy=9\), substituting value of x in terms of y or \(y^2=9\) Here y can have 2 values 3 and -3.



Hence D is correct
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Re: x2−2xy+y2=0 and xy = 9. [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2018, 18:04
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This is one of the questions you need to pay attention.

Given: \(x^2−2xy+y^2=0\) or \((x-y)^2=0\) or \(x=y\)

Also given that \(xy=9\), substituting value of x in terms of y or \(y^2=9\) Here y can have 2 values 3 and -3.



Hence D is correct


OHH!! The minus sign, I totally ignored that. Thanks, Sandy! I got confused with the explanation because it stated the combination of y= 9 or 1 as the reasoning, which did not fall in line with the given quadratic equation.
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Re: x2−2xy+y2=0 and xy = 9. [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2020, 16:59
sandy wrote:
This is one of the questions you need to pay attention.

Given: \(x^2−2xy+y^2=0\) or \((x-y)^2=0\) or \(x=y\)

Also given that \(xy=9\), substituting value of x in terms of y or \(y^2=9\) Here y can have 2 values 3 and -3.



Hence D is correct


How do you substitute?
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Re: x2−2xy+y2=0 and xy = 9. [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2020, 21:25
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sandy wrote:
This is one of the questions you need to pay attention.

Given: \(x^2−2xy+y^2=0\) or \((x-y)^2=0\) or \(x=y\)

Also given that \(xy=9\), substituting value of x in terms of y or \(y^2=9\) Here y can have 2 values 3 and -3.



Hence D is correct


How do you substitute?


x = y
xy = 9
y^2 = 9
Thus, y can be +3 or -3.
Re: x2−2xy+y2=0 and xy = 9.   [#permalink] 10 Jun 2020, 21:25
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