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The next set of PS questions. I'll post OA's with detailed explanations after some discussion. Please, post your solutions along with the answers.

1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?

I. 63 II. 126 III. 252

A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II and III

4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of positive perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:

A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38

Note that I cannot award more than 5 Kudos to the same person per day, so those of you who have more than 5 correct solutions please PM me tomorrow the links for which I owe you kudos points.

Hi Bunuel, Had the question been Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1?

A. 15 B. 17 C. 19 D. 33 E. None of These

Then, would it be possible to come at a conclusion that 19 will be the factor of 18!+1. In the original question, we came to the answer by eliminating other choices.

Hi Bunuel, Had the question been Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1?

A. 15 B. 17 C. 19 D. 33 E. None of These

Then, would it be possible to come at a conclusion that 19 will be the factor of 18!+1. In the original question, we came to the answer by eliminating other choices.

Please share your reasoning.

Thanks H

Yes, we could get the correct answer with Wilson's theorem, but you don't need it for the GMAT. _________________

Hi Bunuel, Had the question been Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1?

A. 15 B. 17 C. 19 D. 33 E. None of These

Then, would it be possible to come at a conclusion that 19 will be the factor of 18!+1. In the original question, we came to the answer by eliminating other choices.

Please share your reasoning.

Thanks H

Hi himanshu. According to Wilson's Theorem, if P is a prime no. then the remainder when (p-1)! is divided by p is (p-1) Therefore, 18! on division by 19 will give 18 as a remainder. Now 18+1 is divisible by 19 therefore answer to your query is 19. add kudos if this helped you

Hi Bunuel, this seemed like a great way to earn kudos points, Would you be having more questionaires like this in future also? as it sorta helps to boost up the kudos for people who have recently joined the forum and want to make it in time to get to the gmatclub tests by earning kudos. _________________

PS: Like my approach? Please Help me with some Kudos.

Hello.. Can someone please explain why "x" ( 15x:11x:9x) needs to be an integer? Why not 1.5?

We are told that the length of the diagonals are integers and their ratio is 15:11:9. This means that the lengths are multiples of 15, 11 and 9. If x=1.5, then the lengths won't be integers.

3. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?

A. 16 B. 27 C. 31 D. 32 E. 64

Consider the set without 0: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}. Each out of 5 elements of the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} has TWO options: either to be included in the subset or not, so total number of subsets of this set is 2^5=32. Now, each such set will be a subset of {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and won't include 0.

Answer: D.

Hi Bunuel,

I did this exercise as follows:

I eliminate the 0, so i have the following set: (1,2,3,4,5). Now, i use combinatorics.

Set containing 5 elements: 5C5=1 Set containing 4 elements: 4C5=5 Set containing 3 elements: 3C5=10 Set containing 2 elements: 2C5=10 Set containing 1 elements: 1C5=5

So, the total of posibilites are 31. What am I missing here¿??

Thanks in advance

You are missing 1 empty set, which is a subset of the original set and also does not contain 0.

3. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?

A. 16 B. 27 C. 31 D. 32 E. 64

Consider the set without 0: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}. Each out of 5 elements of the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} has TWO options: either to be included in the subset or not, so total number of subsets of this set is 2^5=32. Now, each such set will be a subset of {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and won't include 0.

Answer: D.

Hi Bunuel,

I did this exercise as follows:

I eliminate the 0, so i have the following set: (1,2,3,4,5). Now, i use combinatorics.

Set containing 5 elements: 5C5=1 Set containing 4 elements: 4C5=5 Set containing 3 elements: 3C5=10 Set containing 2 elements: 2C5=10 Set containing 1 elements: 1C5=5

So, the total of posibilites are 31. What am I missing here¿??

Thanks in advance

You are missing 1 empty set, which is a subset of the original set and also does not contain 0.

1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?

I. 63 II. 126 III. 252

A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II and III

Given that the ratio of the diagonal is \(d_s:d_1:d_2=15x:11x:9x\), for some positive integer x (where \(d_s\) is the diagonal of square S and \(d_1\) and \(d_2\) are the diagonals of rhombus R).

\(area_{square}=\frac{d^2}{2}\) and \(area_{rhombus}=\frac{d_1*d_2}{2}\).

The difference is \(area_{square}-area_{rhombus}=\frac{(15x)^2}{2}-\frac{11x*9x}{2}=63x^2\).

If x=1, then the difference is 63; If x=2, then the difference is 252; In order the difference to be 126 x should be \(\sqrt{2}\), which is not possible.

Answer: D.

Hi Bunuel,

This is probably a stupid question. But why can't x be \sqrt{2}?

1. The length of the diagonal of square S, as well as the lengths of the diagonals of rhombus R are integers. The ratio of the lengths of the diagonals is 15:11:9, respectively. Which of the following could be the difference between the area of square S and the area of rhombus R?

I. 63 II. 126 III. 252

A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. I, II and III

Given that the ratio of the diagonal is \(d_s:d_1:d_2=15x:11x:9x\), for some positive integer x (where \(d_s\) is the diagonal of square S and \(d_1\) and \(d_2\) are the diagonals of rhombus R).

\(area_{square}=\frac{d^2}{2}\) and \(area_{rhombus}=\frac{d_1*d_2}{2}\).

The difference is \(area_{square}-area_{rhombus}=\frac{(15x)^2}{2}-\frac{11x*9x}{2}=63x^2\).

If x=1, then the difference is 63; If x=2, then the difference is 252; In order the difference to be 126 x should be \(\sqrt{2}\), which is not possible.

Answer: D.

Hi Bunuel,

This is probably a stupid question. But why can't x be \sqrt{2}?

Okay. I got it. Stupid me. They have to be integers

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