Arithmetic Aptitude :: Simplification

5. if (2x + 2/x) = 1, then the value of (x^3 + 1/x^3) is

Answer: Option C

Explanation :

(2x + 2/x) = 1
=> (x + 1/x) = 1/2
(x^3+1/x^3) = (x+1/x)^3-3x*1/x(x+1/x)
= (1/2)^3-1/2 = (1/8 - 3/2) = (1-12)/8= -11/8

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