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even odd strategy [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2011, 11:15
Hello All,

While I was working on a set of integer problem, I can across a pattern of "if x is even or odd" problems. Following is the format:
x=55^3 + 35 - 57 + 43^4 -51
x=32 - 44 - 42 + 40^4 -43
x=21 + 38 -15 + 25^3

So I want to know if there is a strategy to handle these kind of problems in limited time.


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Re: even odd strategy [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2011, 11:54
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47shailesh wrote:
Hello All,

While I was working on a set of integer problem, I can across a pattern of "if x is even or odd" problems. Following is the format:
x=55^3 + 35 - 57 + 43^4 -51
x=32 - 44 - 42 + 40^4 -43
x=21 + 38 -15 + 25^3

So I want to know if there is a strategy to handle these kind of problems in limited time.


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Shailesh


Almost zero calculation/arithmetic for such questions.

Refer:
math-number-theory-88376.html
Even and odd numbers

e.g.
x=55^3 + 35 - 57 + 43^4 -51
x=o*o*o+o-o+o*o*o*o-o=o+o-o+o-o=o
ODD.
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Re: even odd strategy [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2011, 08:24
thanks fluke for the explanation and link
Re: even odd strategy   [#permalink] 31 Oct 2011, 08:24
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