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The least possible value of |71 - 8a|, where a is an integer, is

A)0
B)1
C)6
D)7
E)9
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20 Jun 2011, 03:20
guygmat wrote:
The least possible value of |71 - 8a|, where a is an integer, is

A)0
B)1
C)6
D)7
E)9

|71 - 8a| will have least value when a has highest possible value.

for a= 9 expression |71 - 8a| becomes |71 - 72| = 1 which is the least possible value.

so B
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