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A school administrator will assign each student in a group of n students to one of m classrooms. If 3 < m < 13 < n, is it possible to assign each of the n students to one of the m classrooms so that each classroom has the same number of students assigned to it?

(1) It is possible to assign each of 3n students to one of m classrooms so that each classroom has the same number of students assigned to it.

(2) It is possible to assign each of 13n students to one of m classrooms so that each classroom has the same number of students assigned to it.

Question basically asks whether n/m is an integer.
from A, we can say 3(n/m) is an integer. So, n/m must be an integer.
This will fail if n=1 and m=3 and other lower numbers, but the range of values for n and m exclude this possibility.
Similarly with B.

A school administrator will assign each student in a group of n students to one of m classrooms. If 3<m<13<n, is it possible to assign each of the n students to one of the m classrooms so that each classroom has the same number of students assigned to it?

1) it is possible to assign each of 3n students to one of m classrooms so that each classroom has the same number of students assigned to it

2) it is possible to assign each of 13n students to one of m classrooms so that each classroom has the same number of students assigned to it.

If 13n is assigned to m classes... then the number n is surely divisible by m since m cannot be 13 or 1.. So we are sure that m can be divided into n..

If 13n is assigned to m classes... then the number n is surely divisible by m since m cannot be 13 or 1.. So we are sure that m can be divided into n..

Is that right?

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Good explanation.
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using the same reasoning can't I be sufficent also?

3n/m , 3 is prime so n has to be divisible by m?

For n = 14 and m = 6
3n/m is divisible but n/m is not!

For n=15, and m = 5 both 3n/m and n/m are divisible.

Hence 1 is INSUFF.

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A school administrator will assign each student in a group of n students to one of m classrooms. If 3 < m < 13 < n, is it possible to assign each of the n students to one of the m classrooms so that each classroom has the same number of students assigned to it?

(1) It is possible to assign each of 3n students to one of m classrooms so that eachclassroom has the same number of students assigned to it.

(2) It is possible to assign each of 13n students to one of m classrooms so that eachclassroom has the same number of students assigned to it.

Hallo,
Think that A is insufficient
From A) 3n=K*m now n-15 then m can be 5 or 9 which makes A insuff
From B) 13n=K*m then m can not be a prime bigger than 13 , n=15 m can be 3 or 5, n=20 m can be 2,4,10
So think that B Is sufficient

#1. 3n/m is an integer.
Since m > 3, m could be a multiple of 3. However, n may or may not be a multiple of m.
e.g. n = 16, m = 12. or n = 15, m = 5

#2. 13n/m is an integer.
Since 13 > m, m cannot be a multiple of 13. Hence m has to be a factor of n. Sufficient.

B.
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Ive just decided to start studying for the gmat, so im a rookie here, but....
The question asks: is it possible to do so. and i think that (D) is correct b/c they both are sufficient to recognizing that it is possible.

Ive just decided to start studying for the gmat, so im a rookie here, but.... The question asks: is it possible to do so. and i think that (D) is correct b/c they both are sufficient to recognizing that it is possible.

This should be B.

In A if 3n = 42 and m = 6 then stem fails but if 3n = 48 and m = 4 then it works. So its INSUFF.

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