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# In the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers,

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In the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers, [#permalink]  01 Apr 2006, 15:40
In the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers, what is the value of y??

1. The least common denominator of x/y and 1/3 is 6.
2. x =1
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If LCD of 3, y is 6 then y=6

St 1 is sufficient
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Re: Least common denominator [#permalink]  01 Apr 2006, 17:46
bewakoof wrote:
In the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers, what is the value of y??
1. The least common denominator of x/y and 1/3 is 6.
2. x =1

E.

from i, if y = 2, the least common denominator is 6. if y = 6, then also it is 6. so not suff.
from ii, the value of x doesnot help to get the value of y. so not suff...
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Yeah u r rite!

Its E
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E for sure ... y could be 2 1 or 6
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Y cannot be 1.

LCM (1, 3) is not 6
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OOPS dont know how the 1 got in there thanks for the correction !
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Y can be either 2 or 6.

(E)
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yes.. OA is E..

I am sooooo stupid.. Well i couldnt think that y could be 6 or 2.. on the exxam.. on the exam, i was like ohh. .y could only be 2.. its only after i finished my practice test and was reviewing my answer.. i was like dammit!! argh
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