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If n is an integer, what is the units digit of x?

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If n is an integer, what is the units digit of x?

(1) x = (25^2)/(10^n)

(2) n^2 = 1
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If n is an integer, what is the units digit of x?

(1) x = (25^2)/(10^n). If $$n=0$$ then $$x=\frac{25^2}{10^0}=625$$ and the units digit of $$x$$ is 5 but if $$n=-1$$ then $$x=\frac{25^2}{10^{-1}}=6250$$ and the units digit of $$x$$ is 0. Not sufficient.

(2) n^2 = 1 --> $$n=1$$ or $$n=-1$$. Not sufficient as no info about $$x$$.

(1)+(2) If $$n=1$$ then $$x=\frac{25^2}{10^1}=62.5$$ and the units digit of $$x$$ is 2 but if $$n=-1$$ then $$x=\frac{25^2}{10^{-1}}=6250$$ and the units digit of $$x$$ is 0. Not sufficient.

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Question: Its a value question, we need to know the units place of x, so irrespective of the no if we can get the same units place always, this should be fine.

(1) x = (25^2)/(10^n)

n is an integer, can be positive/negative and even/odd anything.
With any little slight change in value of n the units place digit will change => Not sufficient

(2) n^2 =1

Well n's units place must be always 1, but what about the relation b/w n and x? we still dont know anything about x => Not sufficient

Both combined. (1) + (2)

take n= -1 and n=1
again without any calculation we can see that we will get x=6250 and 62.5 respectively => Not sufficient

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