Always use the given equation to solve the question, especially in Algebra.

Don’t try to guess unless you are absolutely thorough. So, using the given inequality,

x^2 - 36 > 0

So, x^2 > 36

Now, in order for x^2 to be greater than 36,the value of x must be greater than 6 or -6.

It cannot be equal to 6 or -6 either.

Now, the question asks you to choose options which cannot be the value of x i.e, which do not satisfy the given inequality.

Therefore, from our calculations, we must **choose only those options for which the value of x is lesser than or equal to 6 or -6. **From the given options, 8 is greater than 6 and -5 is greater -6.

Hence, answers A, C, D & F are the right answers.

If you chose options B and E, then it’s possible that you didn’t read the question carefully.

Do keep an eye out for these traps in GRE!

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