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# Is Y odd?

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If x and y are positive integers, is y odd?

(1) (y+2)!/x! is an odd integer.
(2) (y+2)!/x! is greater than 2.

Could not understand the solutions and how the assumptions are made.Could you kindly help! :

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07 Aug 2017, 09:06
pritishbhuyan wrote:
If x and y are positive integers, is y odd?

(1) (y+2)!/x! is an odd integer.
(2) (y+2)!/x! is greater than 2.

Could not understand the solutions and how the assumptions are made.Could you kindly help!

Hi..
Ans should be A.. and this is why?

I tells us $$\frac{(y+2)!}{x!}$$ is odd INTEGER.
It means $$\frac{1*2*3....X*x+1*x+2...Y*y+1*y+2}{1*2*3...x}=x+1*....Y*y+1*y+2$$
So y+2 >x and
also y+2 is ONE more than x otherwise x+1*x+2.... would be even ..
So y+2 will be ODD and also y+2-2 or y
Sufficient
II can have y both as odd and as even

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2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html

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03 Jan 2018, 07:38
pritishbhuyan wrote:
If x and y are positive integers, is y odd?

(1) (y+2)!/x! is an odd integer.
(2) (y+2)!/x! is greater than 2.

Could not understand the solutions and how the assumptions are made.Could you kindly help! :

Discussed here: if-x-and-y-are-positive-integers-is-y-odd-128602.html

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