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If k is a positive integer, what is the value of r ? 1) r is

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If k is a positive integer, what is the value of r ? 1) r is [#permalink] New post 29 May 2005, 02:59
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If k is a positive integer, what is the value of r ?

1) r is a remainder of (2^k)/3
2) r is a remainder of (3^k)/2
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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2005, 05:34
From I if k = 2 remainder = 1 if k = 3 remainder = 2 not suff


Fom II K = any value the result is odd so the remainder is always 1

Answer = B
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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2005, 05:48
from 1 the remainder would have variable values. So not sufficient

But from 2 the remainder is always 1.

So B it is
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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2005, 08:10
I goofed up on this one :(

Instead of using power, I started using multiples of 2.

Even simple questions can be tricky sometimes :)
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Re: DS III [#permalink] New post 30 May 2005, 21:28
sparky wrote:
If k is a positive integer, what is the value of r ?

1) r is a remainder of (2^k)/3
2) r is a remainder of (3^k)/2


The remainder from statement 2 is always 1 hence B
Re: DS III   [#permalink] 30 May 2005, 21:28
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