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1) 2x+2 is cube of an +ve integer. Only 3 satisfies this condition.

I think sufficient.

2) Avg of x consecutive int is an integer.

x = 3, 5, 7 ...... odd primes INSUFF. _________________

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Re: DS-Prime Number [#permalink]
21 Mar 2006, 06:40

cool_jonny009 wrote:

If x is a prime number, what is the value of x?

(1) 2x + 2 is the cube of a positive integer.

(2) The average of any x consecutive integers is an integer

This is an interesting question. I'll just add my approach for fun.

(1) 2x+2 = 2(x+1) is cube of a positive integer, meaning x+1 is multiples of 4 and cube of other integers. (meaning x is odd too.)
x=4k^3-1
So if k=1, x=3; k=2, x=31; ...etc.

(2) It says x is odd. If x is odd then the average of any x consecutive integers is always an integer.

Combined (2) does not add any new info to (1).

That's why I'd choose E. _________________

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