General question about consecutive numbers : GMAT Quantitative Section
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 18 Jan 2017, 13:00

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# General question about consecutive numbers

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Posts: 200
Concentration: Strategy, Economics
GMAT Date: 07-17-2015
GPA: 3.57
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 18

### Show Tags

05 Jul 2011, 00:55
I'm looking at page 53 of the MGMAT Number Properties guide and I have a question about "products of consecutive integers and divisibility".

It says that any 3 (or x) consecutive integers will always be divisible by 3 (or x). However, doesn't this only apply to non-zero numbers? For instance, -1, 0, 1 are consecutive integers but their product is clearly 0. The rest of the section in the chapter doesn't really clarify whether this rule (i.e. "the product of K consecutive integers is always divisible by k factorial") only applies to non-zero integers.

Someone help?
_________________

Life with the GMAT:

Jerome: Ben, c'est 20 secondes de plus qu'hier sur le meme parcours! C'etait bien le meme parcours la, non?!
Gigi: Mais t'enerve pas, Jerome, je crois que t'as accroche une porte.
Jerome: *$&#(*%&(*#%& Current Student Joined: 08 Jan 2009 Posts: 326 GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 136 [1] , given: 7 Re: General question about consecutive numbers [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Jul 2011, 01:43 1 This post received KUDOS 0 is divisible by 3. 0/3 = 0 (which is an integer) Posted from my mobile device Manager Joined: 21 Sep 2008 Posts: 200 Concentration: Strategy, Economics GMAT Date: 07-17-2015 GPA: 3.57 Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 18 Re: General question about consecutive numbers [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Jul 2011, 01:51 Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thank you so much!!! I thought 0 wasn't divisible because the result would be undefined but it's the other way around. _________________ Life with the GMAT: Jerome: Ben, c'est 20 secondes de plus qu'hier sur le meme parcours! C'etait bien le meme parcours la, non?! Gigi: Mais t'enerve pas, Jerome, je crois que t'as accroche une porte. Jerome: *$&#(*%&(*#%&

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 General question about square roots reciprocals 1 20 Mar 2013, 15:12
4 General questions about advanced absolute value questions 4 04 Mar 2012, 15:19
Consecutive numbers 2 24 Jun 2011, 13:55
3 General - Combinatorics Question 5 09 Nov 2010, 08:55
number properties: consecutive integers 4 13 Jun 2010, 23:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by