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# For positive integers a and b, a/b. Which of the following cannot be t

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For positive integers a and b, a/b = 0.6. Which of the following cannot be the value of a?

a) 42
b) 63
c) 105
d) 137
e) 174

Originally posted by Nanobotstv on 04 Oct 2016, 05:56.
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04 Oct 2016, 06:39
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[quote="alanforde800Maximus"]For positive integers a and b, a/b = 0.6. Which of the following cannot be the value of a?

a) 42
b) 63
c) 105
d) 137
e) 174

Given : a/b =0.6
a/0.6 = b
a *10/6 = b
That means a should be multiple of 6 (since a is an integer)

Only option D gives a in fraction when divided by 6. hence D
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Given a/b = .6 --> b = a/.6

which can be written as 10a/6 = 5a/3

Since we know b is an integer so 'a' has to be multiple of 3 out of all the options D isn't a multiple of 3.

Hence D

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04 Oct 2016, 06:11
alanforde800Maximus wrote:
For positive integers a and b, a/b. Which of the following cannot be the value of a?

a) 42
b) 63
c) 105
d) 137
e) 174

The question seems incomplete. Please correct the question.
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04 Oct 2016, 06:19
abhimahna wrote:
alanforde800Maximus wrote:
For positive integers a and b, a/b. Which of the following cannot be the value of a?

a) 42
b) 63
c) 105
d) 137
e) 174

The question seems incomplete. Please correct the question.

Hello,

Please refer attached image directly from manual.
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04 Oct 2016, 06:27
alanforde800Maximus wrote:
abhimahna wrote:
alanforde800Maximus wrote:
For positive integers a and b, a/b. Which of the following cannot be the value of a?

a) 42
b) 63
c) 105
d) 137
e) 174

The question seems incomplete. Please correct the question.

Hello,

Please refer attached image directly from manual.

Then the manual has the incorrect question. I don't think this question is answerable in its current form.
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If $$\frac{a}{b} = \frac{6}{10} = \frac{3}{5}$$, then we know A must be divisible by 3. Using the divisibility rules, we can figure that the sum of integers for the number 137 (1 + 3 + 7) is not divisible by 3. Thus, 137 could not be divided evenly to provide a fraction equal to 3/5 or 6/10

Originally posted by edlc313 on 08 Apr 2019, 15:34.
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10 Apr 2019, 17:41
Nanobotstv wrote:
For positive integers a and b, a/b = 0.6. Which of the following cannot be the value of a?

a) 42
b) 63
c) 105
d) 137
e) 174

Simplifying we have:

a/b = 6/10

a/b = 3/5

We see a is a multiple of 3, so 137 cannot be a.

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