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(y – 1)(y + 5) = 0

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(y - 1)(y + 5) = 0

Quantity A
Quantity B
y
3


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.

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Re: (y – 1)(y + 5) = 0 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2018, 01:23
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Is there a "u" in the equation?
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Re: (y – 1)(y + 5) = 0 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2018, 01:36
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Re: (y – 1)(y + 5) = 0 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2018, 21:08
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y=1 or -5
both values of y are smaller than 3 so quantity B is greater.
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Re: (y – 1)(y + 5) = 0 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2018, 05:30
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If (y - 1)(y + 5) = 0, (y - 1) = 0 or (y + 5) = 0. So, y could be 1 or –5. Thus, Quantity B is greater.
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