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If k, m, and t are positive integers and k/6 + m/4 = t/12 ,

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If k, m, and t are positive integers and k/6 + m/4 = t/12 , do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?

(1) k is a multiple of 3.
(2) m is a multiple of 3.

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05 Sep 2004, 03:51

t is a multiple of 3 so 3 is a grater than 1 common factor between t and 12
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05 Sep 2004, 09:07
A.

t = 2k + 3m

I. If k is a multiple of 3,
t = 2.A.3 + 3m = 3(2A+m)
3 is a common multiple. Ans: Yes
Suff.

II. If m is a multiple of 3,
t = 2k + 3.3.B = 2k + 9B
Ans is Yes for m = 3, k = 3; Ans is No for m = 3, k = 5
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12 Jul 2006, 04:05

If k, m, and t are positive integers and k/6+m/4 =t/12 , do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?

(1) k is a multiple of 3.

(2) m is a multiple of 3.

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.

B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.

C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
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If k, m, and t are positive integers and k/6+m/4 =t/12 , do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?

(1) k is a multiple of 3.
(2) m is a multiple of 3.

(1) k is a multiple of 3, so k=3n for some positive integer n

k/6+m/4= 3n/6+m/4= (6n+3m)/12

Thus t=6n+3m=3(2n+m)

Since n and m are both +ve integers, t is a multiple of 3, and t and 12 have a common factor of 3.
SUFFICIENT

(2) m is a multiple of 3, so k=3p for some positive integer p

k/6+m/4= k/6+3p/4= (2k+9p)/12

If k=p=1, t=11 and the only factor 11 and 12 have in common is 1
If k=1 and p=2, t is a multiple of 2, so t and 12 have a common factor of 2.
NOT SUFFICIENT

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24 Jun 2007, 15:46
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If k, m, and t are positive integers and

(k/6)+(m/4)=(t/12)

do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?
(1) k is a multiple of 3.
(2) m is a multiple of 3.

A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is
sufficient.
D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

OA: sorry, I don't have the OA
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24 Jun 2007, 15:59
I get A.

You can set this up by adding the fractions with a common denominator. You get

(2k/12) + (3m/12) = t/12

so now we know that

2k + 3m = t

And we want to know if t and 12 share a factor other than 1.

1 says that k is a multiple of 3. There is a rule that when you add together numbers that are all a multiple of the same number, the sum is also a multiple of that number. So with statement 1 we know that 2k is a multiple of 3, and it's given that 3m is also a multiple of 3, so t must be a multiple of 3. Since 12 is also a multiple of 3, both t and 12 share at least 3 as a common factor.

2 says that m is a multiple of 3. Using the same rule, we don't know anything about 2k, so we really don't know what t is a multiple of at all. It could be even or odd, and it doesn't have to have any of the factors that 12 has. So it's not enough information.
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24 Jun 2007, 16:15
Thanks...ian7777..Wonderful explanation. I got it now.
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24 Jun 2007, 22:10
ian7777 wrote:
I get A.

You can set this up by adding the fractions with a common denominator. You get

(2k/12) + (3m/12) = t/12

so now we know that

2k + 3m = t

And we want to know if t and 12 share a factor other than 1.

1 says that k is a multiple of 3. There is a rule that when you add together numbers that are all a multiple of the same number, the sum is also a multiple of that number. So with statement 1 we know that 2k is a multiple of 3, and it's given that 3m is also a multiple of 3, so t must be a multiple of 3. Since 12 is also a multiple of 3, both t and 12 share at least 3 as a common factor.

2 says that m is a multiple of 3. Using the same rule, we don't know anything about 2k, so we really don't know what t is a multiple of at all. It could be even or odd, and it doesn't have to have any of the factors that 12 has. So it's not enough information.

Given : 2k + 3m = t

statement 1 -- k is a multiple of 3.

let k=3x

so 2*3x + 3m = t

6x + 3m = t

t = 3(m + 2x)

so, 3 is a multiple of t and hence 3 is the common factor of t and 12.

nothing can be inferred from statement 2.

Hence A.
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05 Sep 2007, 08:37
If k, m, and t are positive integers and (k/6) + (m/4) = t/12, do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?
(1) k is a multiple of 3.
(2) m is a multiple of 3.

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05 Sep 2007, 09:58
I think it is C.

k+m = t/12.

Statements 1 and 2 imply 6 = t/12. Therefore, t =72. 72 and 12 have several common factors - 3, 4, 6.
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05 Sep 2007, 10:47
if given equation is simplified than

k+m=t/12 k, m, t positive integers

that means ANY number since it is positive integer will be enough to conclude
that t and 12 has common factor higher than 1.

Ans: D

(Just can you double check the problem, whether it is copied correctly)
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05 Sep 2007, 10:48
i think its D

cuz finally v get 12(k+m)=t
so wotever value u substitute T will hav a common factors with 12
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06 Sep 2007, 03:47
Sorry, posted incorrect question.

Correct Version:

If k, m, and t are positive integers and (k/6) + (m/4) = t/12, do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?
(1) k is a multiple of 3.
(2) m is a multiple of 3.
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06 Sep 2007, 04:01
The equation can be simplified as -
t=2k + 3m

Stmt1: K is multiple of 3. This means T will be a mulitple of 3. So SUFF

Stmt2: M is a multiple of 3. So T may or may not be the multiple of 3. So INSUFF

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06 Sep 2007, 09:32
St1:
Represent k as 3a where a = any integer.

So k/6 + m/4 = t/12
3a/6 + m/4 = t/12
a/2 + m/4 = t/12
2a+m/4 = t/12
6a+3m/12 = t/12

So t = 6a+3m = 3(m+2a). So t is also a multiple of 3 and must have 3 as it's factor. 12 will also have 3 as it's factor, so they have at least one factor in common. Sufficient.

St2:
Represent m as 3b where b = any integer.

k/6 + 3b/4 = t/12
2k + 9b/12 = t/12
2k + 9b = t
If k = 2, b = 3, then t = 31 then t and 12 has no common factor
If k = 1, b = 2, t = 20 and t and 12 have 2 as common factor.
Insufficient.

Ans A
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06 Sep 2007, 09:45
St1:
Represent k as 3a where a = any integer.

So k/6 + m/4 = t/12
3a/6 + m/4 = t/12
a/2 + m/4 = t/12
2a+m/4 = t/12
6a+3m/12 = t/12

So t = 6a+3m = 3(m+2a). So t is also a multiple of 3 and must have 3 as it's factor. 12 will also have 3 as it's factor, so they have at least one factor in common. Sufficient.

St2:
Represent m as 3b where b = any integer.

k/6 + 3b/4 = t/12
2k + 9b/12 = t/12
2k + 9b = t
If k = 2, b = 3, then t = 31 then t and 12 has no common factor
If k = 1, b = 2, t = 20 and t and 12 have 2 as common factor.
Insufficient.

Ans A
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06 Sep 2007, 10:11
sidbidus wrote:
If k, m, and t are positive integers and (k/6) + (m/4) = t/12, do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?
(1) k is a multiple of 3.
(2) m is a multiple of 3.

One more A..

first I simplify the Q.

k/6 + m/4 = t/12
2k + 3m = t ------------1

3m is a multiple of 3.

St-1 : k is multiple of 3. = > 3k is multiple of 3.
if a & b are multiples of 3, then a+b is also multiple of 3. Hence T is multiple of 3 => T and 12 have atleast 1 common factor.
Suff.

St2: M is a multiple of 3. There is no new info given here. We already know this. (Eq1)
Let k = 1 and m = 1 in eq 1,
we have t = 5 which has no common factor with 12. Hence In-suff.

Hence A.
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06 Sep 2007, 12:05
The anwer is A

t = 2K + 3M

Since K is postivie and multiple of 3

K min has to be 3

t = Even > = 6 + 3M

t= Even >= 6 + 3 * m

since M is also positive integer , smallest value m = 1

checking for values, you can safely say that t is a number thats is greater than >= 9 , and for any number to be written as 2K+ 3m.. formfactor.. there is a value.
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06 Sep 2007, 20:51
sidbidus wrote:
If k, m, and t are positive integers and (k/6) + (m/4) = t/12, do t and 12 have a common factor greater than 1 ?
(1) k is a multiple of 3.
(2) m is a multiple of 3.

S1: get the equation 2k+3m=t. So if k is a multiple of 3. 2k is a multiple of 3. 3m is also a multiple of 3. so S1 is suff.

S2: nothing new from this and we don't know if k is a multiple or not.

Ans A.
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