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A positive integer X is a six digit number of the form

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A positive integer X is a six digit number of the form ababbb where a and b are distinct digits. What is the value of a?

(1) X is divisible by 9.

(2) X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

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A positive integer X is a six digit number of the form ababbb where a and b are distinct digits. What is the value of a?

(1) X is divisible by 9.

(2) X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

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St1: Insufficient as it gives no clue about the number other than divisible by 9
St2: Only clue that 120 is a factor of the number and last digit or b is 0. Hence the number is a0a000. But no conclusion can be drawn from St2. Insufficient.

Together St1 & St2, you know that sum of a+a should be divisible by 9 and a=9 only solution that satisfies the equation.

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A positive integer X is a six digit number of the form ababbb where a and b are distinct digits. What is the value of a?

(1) X is divisible by 9.

(2) X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

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Question stem:- b=?

St1:- X is divisible by 9
When sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 9, then the integer is divisible by 9.

2a+4b=9k, where k>1 (\(a\neq0\))

a) a=1, b=4
b) a=9, b=0

So many (a.b) pairs possible.
Insufficient.

St2:- X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

a) when the unit digit of any number is zero, then that number is divisible by at least 1,2 ,and 5.
b) when the last two digits of a number is divisible by 4, then that number is divisible by 4. Since, here the last two digits are 'b'. So '00' is divisible by 4.
c) when the sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 3, then the integer is divisible by 3. Now a can be 3 or 6 or 9.
Or, six digit number is divisible by LCM(1,2,3,4,5)=120. So, unit digit has to be 0. Or, b=0.

Insufficient.

Combining, the only possibility of (a.b) is (9,0).

Ans. (C)
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amanvermagmat wrote:
A positive integer X is a six digit number of the form ababbb where a and b are distinct digits. What is the value of a?

(1) X is divisible by 9.

(2) X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

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Question stem:- b=?

St1:- X is divisible by 9
When sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 9, then the integer is divisible by 9.

2a+4b=9k, where k>1 (\(a\neq0\))

a) a=1, b=4
b) a=9, b=0

So many (a.b) pairs possible.
Insufficient.

St2:- X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

a) when the unit digit of any number is zero, then that number is divisible by at least 1,2 ,and 5.
b) when the last two digits of a number is divisible by 4, then that number is divisible by 4. Since, here the last two digits are 'b'. So '00' is divisible by 4.
c) when the sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 3, then the integer is divisible by 3. Now a can be 3 or 6 or 9.
Or, six digit number is divisible by LCM(1,2,3,4,5)=120. So, unit digit has to be 0. Or, b=0.

Insufficient.

Combining, the only possibility of (a.b) is (9,0).

Ans. (C)



Hi PKN

can you please elaborate on statement one, the highlihted part. i didnt get the logic behind it 2a+4b=9k is it some formula for checking divisibility :?


St1:- X is divisible by 9
When sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 9, then the integer is divisible by 9.

2a+4b=9k,where k>1 (\(a\neq0\))

a) a=1, b=4
b) a=9, b=0
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PKN wrote:
amanvermagmat wrote:
A positive integer X is a six digit number of the form ababbb where a and b are distinct digits. What is the value of a?

(1) X is divisible by 9.

(2) X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

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Question stem:- b=?

St1:- X is divisible by 9
When sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 9, then the integer is divisible by 9.

2a+4b=9k, where k>1 (\(a\neq0\))

a) a=1, b=4
b) a=9, b=0

So many (a.b) pairs possible.
Insufficient.

St2:- X is divisible by each integer from 1 to 5.

a) when the unit digit of any number is zero, then that number is divisible by at least 1,2 ,and 5.
b) when the last two digits of a number is divisible by 4, then that number is divisible by 4. Since, here the last two digits are 'b'. So '00' is divisible by 4.
c) when the sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 3, then the integer is divisible by 3. Now a can be 3 or 6 or 9.
Or, six digit number is divisible by LCM(1,2,3,4,5)=120. So, unit digit has to be 0. Or, b=0.

Insufficient.

Combining, the only possibility of (a.b) is (9,0).

Ans. (C)



Hi PKN

can you please elaborate on statement one, the highlihted part. i didnt get the logic behind it 2a+4b=9k is it some formula for checking divisibility :?


St1:- X is divisible by 9
When sum of all the digits of an integer is divisible by 9, then the integer is divisible by 9.

2a+4b=9k,where k>1 (\(a\neq0\))

a) a=1, b=4
b) a=9, b=0


Hi dave13,
Question maker has given us a 6-digit integer
Given 6-digit ababbb.

St1 holds when sum of all the digits of the given integer is divisible by 9.

What is the sum of the digits?

Isn't it a+b+a+b+b+b=2a+4b

If I say 'x' is divisible by 'y', then 'x' is a multiple of 'y'. Hope you agree.

Here, 2a+4b has to be divisible by 9. So, (2a+4b) has to be a multiple of 9. Since we don't know the value of multiplying factor, I have assigned it as k.

So, 2a+4b=multiple of 9=9*k

Hope it clarifies your query.

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my approach:
(1)divisible by 9: 2*a+4*b=9m, m is an integer
a b m
1 4 2
2 8 4
insufficient
(2)consider 2,3,4,5
since there're 2 and 5, b must be 0; 3 zeros at the end also means it's divisible by 4
divisible by 3: 2*a divisible by 3 means a is a multiple of 3. a can be 3,6,9; insufficient
1+2: only 9 ensures x is divisble by 9. so a=9
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