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The Quest for 700: Weekly GMAT Challenge

Each week Manhattan GMAT posts a GMAT question on our blog and follows up with the answer the next day. Are you up for the challenge?

The harmonic mean of two numbers x and y, symbolized as h(x, y), is defined as 2 divided by the sum of the reciprocals of x and y, whereas the geometric mean g(x, y) is defined as the square root of the product of x and y (when this square root exists), and the arithmetic mean m(x, y) is defined as (x + y)/2. For which of the following pairs of values for x and y is g(x, y) equal to the arithmetic mean of h(x, y) and m(x, y)?

(A) x = -2, y = -1

(B) x = -1, y = 2

(C) x = 2, y = 8

(D) x = 8, y = 8

(E) x = 8, y = 64



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