The following GMAT data sufficiency question tests your understanding of dealing with absolute value equations.

**Question 24**:

Is $a^2 = b^2$ ?

- (1) $|a| \; – \; |b|=0$
- (2) $|a| \; + \; |b|=0$

- Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
- Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
- BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
- EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
- Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

**Video Explanation**