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If y is an integer what is the least possible value of

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If y is an integer what is the least possible value of [#permalink] New post 25 May 2007, 21:22
If y is an integer what is the least possible value of |23-5y|?

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not sure what concept is being tested here.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 May 2007, 00:27
for y=5, |23-5y| = |-2| => 2

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 [#permalink] New post 26 May 2007, 07:05
The answer needs to be 2 because any multiple of 5 will give you a number with a units digit of 0 or 5... since they are looking for the smallest number, you know it has to be 2...
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Re: absolute value [#permalink] New post 26 May 2007, 08:59
Himalayan wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
If y is an integer what is the least possible value of |23-5y|?

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not sure what concept is being tested here.


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i took 5 for value of Y not for the value of l23-5yl.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2007, 14:33
Juaz wrote:
for y=5, |23-5y| = |-2| => 2

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why do we assume y is 5?
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