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An integer greater than 1 that is not a prime is called [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 14:41
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An integer greater than 1 that is not a prime is called composite.
If the two digit integer n is greater than 20, is n composite ?

1. The tenths digit of n is a factor of the unit digits of n
2. The tenths digit of n is 2

I've a confusion, whether "tenths" and tens" digit is are same
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Re: DS - Number theory [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 14:52
gmat_crack wrote:
An integer greater than 1 that is not a prime is called composite.
If the two digit integer n is greater than 20, is n composite ?

1. The tenths digit of n is a factor of the unit digits of n
2. The tenths digit of n is 2


from the statement we know n is between 21-99

from (1)
we get that n can be 2x, 3x, 4x

so the numbers can be 22, 24, 26, 28, 33, 36,39, 44, 48

so (1) is sufficient

from (2) not enough could be 23 or 24 or whatever

so I'll go with A on this one
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Re: DS - Number theory [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 20:00
gmat_crack wrote:
An integer greater than 1 that is not a prime is called composite.
If the two digit integer n is greater than 20, is n composite ?

1. The tenths digit of n is a factor of the unit digits of n
2. The tenths digit of n is 2

I've a confusion, whether "tenths" and tens" digit is are same


'tenths' digit is the first digit after the decimal point (right of decimal point)
'tens' digit is the second digit before the decimal point (left of the decimal pont) 24, in this case 2 is the tens digit. hope this helps.
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Re: DS - Number theory [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 20:04
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gmat_crack wrote:
An integer greater than 1 that is not a prime is called composite.
If the two digit integer n is greater than 20, is n composite ?

1. The tenths digit of n is a factor of the unit digits of n
2. The tenths digit of n is 2

I've a confusion, whether "tenths" and tens" digit is are same


'tenths' digit is the first digit after the decimal point (right of decimal point)
'tens' digit is the second digit before the decimal point (left of the decimal pont) 24, in this case 2 is the tens digit. hope this helps.


Note: the above is a general rule, however, in this problem it seems that tenths refers to tens. someone correct me if I am wrong. thanks
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 04:09
indeed A
From st 1 it can be only such integers as 24, 36, 48 etc….all of them are composite. Suff.
From st 2 it can be 26 or 29. So insuff.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 04:47
Statement 1 is insufficient
Eg 13, 17 etc.
1 is a factor of 3.

Statement 2 is insufficient
23 is a prime no

Taking 1 and 2 together,
It can only be composite

Ans = C
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 05:16
remgeo wrote:
Statement 1 is insufficient
Eg 13, 17 etc.
1 is a factor of 3.

Statement 2 is insufficient
23 is a prime no

Taking 1 and 2 together,
It can only be composite

Ans = C

hmm...
A is sufficient. the question stem says n is greater than 20.
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An integer greater than 1 that is not a prime is called composite. If the two digit integer n is greater than 20, is n composite ?

1. The tenths digit of n is a factor of the unit digits of n
2. The tenths digit of n is 2
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 06:23
Yes... :wall

God!! Help me ..........
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 13:49
:shock:

anybody who can break it??
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 18:46
jeunesis wrote:
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anybody who can break it??


Okay let me take a stab!

Let the number be of digits xy where x is the 10th digit and y the units. BOTH positive numbers as n>20!

Thus the number: n = 10*x+y

now the stem says that x is a multiple of y!!!
Thus we can rephrase y=mx

Substitute this in the number, we get:

n = 10*x + y
= 10*x + mx
= x(10+m)

Thus, the number n is divisible by some number x!
Since, the number is greater than 20, x is NOT 1!

Thus the number is divisible by some number that is not 1 and hence is not a PRIME number!

One might argue what if n=x! In such a scenario, we get the value of m as -ve!

Hence, I still favor option A!
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 19:16
Using brute force

from A:
22, 24, 26, 28
33, 36, 39
44, 48
55
66
77
88
99

All of them are composite!
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 [#permalink] New post 05 May 2006, 21:43
I agree with A :wink:
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