# Thread: Looks simple, but tricky one

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## Looks simple, but tricky one

9. If X, Y and Z are positive integers, is X greater than Z – Y?

(1) X – Z – Y > 0.

(2) Z2 = X2 + Y2.

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'B' for me.

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C:
Combinging these two gives
1) x > z+y
2) X^2 = (z+y)(z-y)

=> As X is always positive and moreover X^2 will always be positive.
Either Z+y and Z-y are both positive or both negative
but Z and Y are also positive integer which means Z+y is positive => Z-y is also positive => X < z-y

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Originally Posted by kautilya_bharat
C:
Combinging these two gives
1) x > z+y
2) X^2 = (z+y)(z-y)

=> x < z-y
Where are you getting the bolded part from ??

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i would say either statements are sufficient to answer the question...

D

-Amor

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Z^2 = X^2 + Y^2 => X^2 = Z^2 - Y^2

Originally Posted by Ashoka
Where are you getting the bolded part from ??

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Originally Posted by kautilya_bharat
Z^2 = X^2 + Y^2 => X^2 = Z^2 - Y^2
Should't Z2 = X2 + Y2 be Z*2 = X*2 + Y*2 ?

sspati, what is intended in the original question ??

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I think it's D.

(1) x-z-y>0 => x>z+y
since x, y, and z are positive, if x>z+y => x>z-y; sufficient
(2) z^2=x^2+y^2
For right triangle of sides x, y, and hypotenuse z, this is the
relationship between sides, and for ANY triangle the length of
any one side is greater than the difference of the other two=>
x>z-y; sufficient

So D, for me.

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Originally Posted by archangel88
I think it's D.

(1) x-z-y>0 => x>z+y
since x, y, and z are positive, if x>z+y => x>z-y; sufficient
(2) z^2=x^2+y^2
For right triangle of sides x, y, and hypotenuse z, this is the
relationship between sides, and for ANY triangle the length of
any one side is greater than the difference of the other two=>
x>z-y; sufficient

So D, for me.
I completely agree with archangel88. In fact I had come to the same conclusion much before I found archangel88's posting. The answer must be D. Please pass on the Official Answer.

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Agree with D.

And archangel's triangle analysis is truly inspired. I just tried numbers.

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