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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] New post 28 Oct 2006, 14:25
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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.

(Note: I may be a little late in posting the OA for this one.)
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2006, 20:13
From 1
For x / 2 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
For x / 6 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
So y could be 2 or 6

From 2
We can’t calculate the value of y

Together ..
For 1/ 2 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
For 1/ 6 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
So y could be 2 or 6

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Re: DS: Value of Y [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2006, 20:23
Nsentra wrote:
anandsebastin 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.

(Note: I may be a little late in posting the OA for this one.)


A? y = 2


y can also be 6

So loooks like A is out

B is also INSUFF

It should be E
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 04:02
Anindyat and Trivikram got it right.

OA is E
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2006, 06:53
Yes, 2 or 6 for y. It really doesn't matter what x is.
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