jpr200012 wrote:
A set of numbers has the property that for any number t in the set, t + 2 is in the set. If -1 is in the set, which of the following must also be in the set?
I. -3
II. 1
III. 5
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III
Responding to a pm:
Forget this question. Consider this:
If I go to the movies, my friend Disha must go with me. If Disha goes to the movies, Ari must go to the movies too.
So now what can you say if I tell you that I went to the movies?
You can say that Disha went too. And further, you can say that Ari went too.
What if I tell you Disha went to the movies? Does it mean I went too? If I go, Disha must go. But if Disha goes, is it necessary for me to go? No, she has no such hang ups. She can easily go with or without me. But if Disha goes, Ari must go too. So we can say that Ari went to the movies.
The question is very similar. If 't' is in the set, 't+2' must be in the set too. But is it essential for 't-2' to be in the set? No! Just like Disha doesn't need me, 't+2' doesn't need 't'. 't+2' needs only 't+4'.
If 't+2' is in the set, 't+4' must be picked too. If 't+4' is there, 't+6' must be there too and so on...