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I was skeptical about the term "numbers" as opposed to [#permalink]
03 Aug 2006, 17:53

I was skeptical about the term "numbers" as opposed to "integers." Does the term "numbers" = "integers?" Why haven't I seen this more often in my studies, then?

I'm just very careful about reading the questions, and I don't want being too careful to mess me up on test day (8/11!). I really hope that if I saw this on test day, the question would be worded with "integers."

sorry...maybe I should reword...I was just wondering about the wording. I was lead to believe that you should only trust that you are dealing with whole numbers in the presence of the word "integer." The word "number" threw me off here, not the thinking of the problem...

sorry...maybe I should reword...I was just wondering about the wording. I was lead to believe that you should only trust that you are dealing with whole numbers in the presence of the word "integer." The word "number" threw me off here, not the thinking of the problem...

even numbers = even integers = 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and so on.

sorry...maybe I should reword...I was just wondering about the wording. I was lead to believe that you should only trust that you are dealing with whole numbers in the presence of the word "integer." The word "number" threw me off here, not the thinking of the problem...

No non-integer is even. Question says even numbers. _________________

1) r < 10
Hence r can be 8,6,4
when r is 4 then q is 2, not possible as q>p>2
when r is 6, then q is 4 and p is 2, again not possible as p>2
when r is 8, q is 6 and p is 4 . Only thing that satisfies.
hence q = 6

2) p<6 and p>2

hence p =4

But q can be any even integer greater than 4. Not suff.

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