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Bunuel wrote:
Are x and y integers?

(1) The product xy is an integer.
(2) x + y is an integer.


(1) 2*2 YES, 2*1/2 NO
(2) 2+2 YES, 0.5 + 0.5 NO
(1)+(2) hmm... for statement 1 to be an integer we need either 2 integers or reciprocals, but I don't think that there are reciprocals that total an integer, that's why only integer pair satisfies both expressions. Please correct me if I'm wrong...


Hi,
in these type of Q one should know that there are various complex numbers which can fit in..
say \(x=2+\sqrt{3}\) and \(y=2-\sqrt{3}\)
so xy=(2+\sqrt{3})*(2-\sqrt{3})=1..
and x+y= 2+\sqrt{3}+2-\sqrt{3}=4..

here the reason is we can take these two as roots of an equation, then
the eq becomes..
z^2+(x+y)z+xy... this will always give you the roots x and y as int ,frac or complex number, even if the product and sum of roots are integer..
hence answer is E
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Bunuel wrote:
Are x and y integers?

(1) The product xy is an integer.
(2) x + y is an integer.


(1) 2*2 YES, 2*1/2 NO
(2) 2+2 YES, 0.5 + 0.5 NO
(1)+(2) hmm... for statement 1 to be an integer we need either 2 integers or reciprocals, but I don't think that there are reciprocals that total an integer, that's why only integer pair satisfies both expressions. Please correct me if I'm wrong...
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I tried the following

For statement 1, x = 2 and y = 1/2, x*y = 2*1/2 = 1 (an integer) No
x= 2 and y = 1, x*y = 2*1 = 2(also an integer) Yes

For statement 2, x = 2.5,y=1.5, x+y = 2.5+1.5 (an integer) No
x= 2, y = 1, x+y = 2+1 = 3( an integer) Yes

Combining 1+2, we might arrive at an answer E, how ever consider the possibility that x = 0 and y = 0 , both are integers
and this would satisfy both the conditions and so the answer is C according to me.
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New post 03 Jan 2016, 19:57
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I tried the following

For statement 1, x = 2 and y = 1/2, x*y = 2*1/2 = 1 (an integer) No
x= 2 and y = 1, x*y = 2*1 = 2(also an integer) Yes

For statement 2, x = 2.5,y=1.5, x+y = 2.5+1.5 (an integer) No
x= 2, y = 1, x+y = 2+1 = 3( an integer) Yes

Combining 1+2, we might arrive at an answer E, how ever consider the possibility that x = 0 and y = 0 , both are integers
and this would satisfy both the conditions and so the answer is C according to me.


Hi,
you can always find values of x and y as an integers satisfying the given conditions..
BUT we have to be sure that there are no values fittin as non integer, ecause the Q is a 'must ' Q..
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