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What is the greatest common divisor of positive integers m

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What is the greatest common divisor of positive integers m [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2004, 06:50
What is the greatest common divisor of positive integers m and n?

(1) m is a prime number.
(2) m and n are consecutive integers.

I do not have the OA...
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2004, 07:14
1) tells us nothing about n.
2) GCD = 1

B.


What would it be if the question was:

What is the greatest common divisor of integers m and n?

(1) m is a prime number.
(2) m and n are consecutive integers.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2004, 07:17
B for me
Any 2 consecutive numbers have only 1 as common divisor
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2004, 07:56
To add to the posts above.

(1) If m is prime then GCD of m and n is either m or 1.
(2) If m and n are consecutive integers then GCD = 1.

Hence B
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Hard to trap you buddies !

Agree with answer B.
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