GMAT - Data Sufficiency - Coordinate geometry - Inequalities
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In the xy-plane, region R consists of all the points (x,y) such that 2x+3y?6. Is the point (r,s) in region R?
In the xy-plane, region R consists of all the points (x,y) such that 2x 3y≤6. Is the point (r,s) in region R?
(1) 3r 2s=6
(2) r≤3 and s≤2
the point is (r, s)
given region R: 2x + 3y <= 6
we represent region R as shaded region in the figure below the line 2x + 3y = 6
Statement 1
3r+2s=6
since r and s are x and y coordinates respectively, (r, s) must lie on the line
3x + 2y = 6
Both lines interesect, and have different slopes, hence some part of the line will lie above the region and some part of the line will lie below the region.
So we cannot say with certainity that the point will satisfy the condition.
Insufficient
Statement 2
r≤3 and s≤2
plotting x =3 and y = 2
All the points below these curve will represent r <= 3 and s <= 2
We see that points like (3, 2) lie outside the shaded region.
Insufficient
the point is (r, s)
given region R: 2x + 3y <= 6
we represent region R as shaded region in the figure below the line 2x + 3y = 6
Statement 1
3r+2s=6
since r and s are x and y coordinates respectively, (r, s) must lie on the line
3x + 2y = 6
Both lines interesect, and have different slopes, hence some part of the line will lie above the region and some part of the line will lie below the region.
So we cannot say with certainity that the point will satisfy the condition.
Insufficient
Statement 2
r≤3 and s≤2
plotting x =3 and y = 2
All the points below these curve will represent r <= 3 and s <= 2
We see that points like (3, 2) lie outside the shaded region.
Insufficient