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This problem trains for: SAT-I, AMC-8, GMAT, AMC-10.
Find the integers x and y such that:
What is the absolute value of the product of the smallest value you found for x and the largest value you found for y?
By extracting the square root, we obtain absolute values of the expressions:
Since absolute values cannot be negative numbers, we have the following possibilities:
The smallest value for x is -5. The largest value for y is 6. The required product is -30 and its absolute value is 30.