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 Post subject: GMAT simulator test #4 question 2Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:31 pm

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How many values of n satisfy the following equation where n is a nonzero real number? n + (1/n) = k
1) k=1
2) k=2n

The answer is D. I see that both 1 and 2 lead to distinct answers, but they are different. I thought that answers on data sufficiency would be consistent with each other. Is this a flawed question?

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 Post subject: Re: GMAT simulator test #4 question 2Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:29 am

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will you send a screen shot of this question to me at help@veritasprep.com?
The questions are given in a different order to each student, so I don't have a great way to find this particular one..

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 Post subject: Re: GMAT simulator test #4 question 2Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:40 pm

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A little follow up here. Veritas help has responded that it is possible that this is a flawed question and they are looking into it.
For anyone trying to "solve" this problem 1) would result in x=0 and 2) results in x=1 or -1.
My question was, why are these two results not the same.

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 Post subject: Re: GMAT simulator test #4 question 2Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:18 am

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Actually, the first one has no solution, which is different than x=0 -
but we're still looking into this one.

THanks,
Veritas Help

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 Post subject: Re: GMAT simulator test #4 question 2Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:15 pm

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 Post subject: Re: GMAT simulator test #4 question 2Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:21 am

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We have looked in to this. The two statements do need to be
compatible, so the question is flawed.

-- Veritas Help

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