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Bunuel wrote: 4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of positive perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:
A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38
Perfect squares: 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, .., Prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, ...
If x = 31, then f(31) = 5 and g(31) = 10: f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 10 = 15. If x = 32, then f(32) = 5 and g(32) = 11: f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 11 = 16. ... If x = 36, then f(36) = 5 and g(36) = 11: f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 11 = 16. If x = 37, then f(37) = 6 and g(37) = 11: f(x) + g(x) = 6 + 11 = 17.
Thus x could be 32, 33, 34, 35 or 36: 31<x<37.
Answer: C. It is given "f(n) is the number of positive perfect squares less than n" then X should be greater than 36, with this answer comes to D. ??? please correct if I am wrong & please correct.



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thunderbird350 wrote: Bunuel wrote: 4. The functions f and g are defined for all the positive integers n by the following rule: f(n) is the number of positive perfect squares less than n and g(n) is the number of primes numbers less than n. If f(x) + g(x) = 16, then x is in the range:
A. 30 < x < 36 B. 30 < x < 37 C. 31 < x < 37 D. 31 < x < 38 E. 32 < x < 38
Perfect squares: 1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, .., Prime numbers: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, ...
If x = 31, then f(31) = 5 and g(31) = 10: f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 10 = 15. If x = 32, then f(32) = 5 and g(32) = 11: f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 11 = 16. ... If x = 36, then f(36) = 5 and g(36) = 11: f(x) + g(x) = 5 + 11 = 16. If x = 37, then f(37) = 6 and g(37) = 11: f(x) + g(x) = 6 + 11 = 17.
Thus x could be 32, 33, 34, 35 or 36: 31<x<37.
Answer: C. It is given "f(n) is the number of positive perfect squares less than n" then X should be greater than 36, with this answer comes to D. ??? please correct if I am wrong & please correct. It's not clear from your post as to why should x be greater than 36. The solution you quote explains that x could be 32, 33, 34, 35 or 36: 31<x<37, which is answer C.
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Bunuel wrote: 10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?
I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0
A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None
Notice that if x=1 and y is any even number, then \((1)^{even}=1\), thus none of the options must be true.
Answer: E. Bunuel If we consider only I i.e x=1 1 to power anything will be one so shouldn't the OA be A ?



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Bunuel wrote: teaserbae wrote: Bunuel wrote: 10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?
I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0
A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None
Notice that if x=1 and y is any even number, then \((1)^{even}=1\), thus none of the options must be true.
Answer: E. Bunuel If we consider only I i.e x=1 1 to power anything will be one so shouldn't the OA be A ? The question asks: which of the following MUST be true, not COULD be true. Now, ask yourself is x = 1 ALWAYS true? Doesn't the solution you quote, gives an example when x = 1 is NOT true? BunuelYeah I got that but what's wrong with C ? X=1 than x^y=1 y=0 than x^y=1 there doesn't exsist any other case for which x^y is not equal to 1
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teaserbae wrote: Bunuel wrote: teaserbae wrote: 10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?
I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None Bunuel If we consider only I i.e x=1 1 to power anything will be one so shouldn't the OA be A ? The question asks: which of the following MUST be true, not COULD be true. Now, ask yourself is x = 1 ALWAYS true? Doesn't the solution you quote, gives an example when x = 1 is NOT true? Yeah I got that but what's wrong with C ? X=1 than x^y=1 y=0 than x^y=1 there doesn't exsist any other case for which x^y is not equal to 1 I'll copy my solution here: Notice that if x=1 and y is any even number, then \((1)^{even}=1\), thus none of the options must be true. Please read carefully.
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Bunuel wrote: teaserbae wrote: Bunuel wrote: 10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?
I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None Bunuel If we consider only I i.e x=1 1 to power anything will be one so shouldn't the OA be A ? The question asks: which of the following MUST be true, not COULD be true. Now, ask yourself is x = 1 ALWAYS true? Doesn't the solution you quote, gives an example when x = 1 is NOT true? I'll copy my solution here: Notice that if x=1 and y is any even number, then \((1)^{even}=1\), thus none of the options must be true. Please read carefully. BunuelBy III x=1 or y=0 since x= 1 so y=0 Isn't (1)^0 = 1 ? As 0 is even integer



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teaserbae wrote: Bunuel wrote: teaserbae wrote: 10. If x is not equal to 0 and x^y=1, then which of the following must be true?
I. x=1 II. x=1 and y=0 III. x=1 or y=0
A. I only B. II only C. III only D. I and III only E. None
The question asks: which of the following MUST be true, not COULD be true. Now, ask yourself is x = 1 ALWAYS true? Doesn't the solution you quote, gives an example when x = 1 is NOT true? I'll copy my solution here: Notice that if x=1 and y is any even number, then \((1)^{even}=1\), thus none of the options must be true. Please read carefully. BunuelBy III x=1 or y=0 since x= 1 so y=0 Isn't (1)^0 = 1 ? As 0 is even integer I'll try this last time. The question asks: which of the following MUST be true? None of the options is necessarily true because if x = 1, and say y = 2, then x^y = 1 and not I, not II and not III is true.
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Hello Bunuel, You mentioned that we can factor 17 in the solution to this problem, is that a typo? Thanks. Bunuel wrote: 5. Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1?
A. 15 B. 17 C. 19 D. 33 E. 39
18! and 18!+1 are consecutive integers. Two consecutive integers are coprime, which means that they don't share ANY common factor but 1. For example 20 and 21 are consecutive integers, thus only common factor they share is 1.
Now, since we can factor out each 15, 17, 33=3*11, and 39=3*13 out of 18!, then 15, 17, 33 and 39 ARE factors of 18! and are NOT factors of 18!+1. Therefore only 19 could be a factor of 18!+1.
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funsogu wrote: Hello Bunuel, You mentioned that we can factor 17 in the solution to this problem, is that a typo? Thanks. Bunuel wrote: 5. Which of the following is a factor of 18!+1?
A. 15 B. 17 C. 19 D. 33 E. 39
18! and 18!+1 are consecutive integers. Two consecutive integers are coprime, which means that they don't share ANY common factor but 1. For example 20 and 21 are consecutive integers, thus only common factor they share is 1.
Now, since we can factor out each 15, 17, 33=3*11, and 39=3*13 out of 18!, then 15, 17, 33 and 39 ARE factors of 18! and are NOT factors of 18!+1. Therefore only 19 could be a factor of 18!+1.
Answer: C. 17 is a factor of 18!: 18! = 1*2*3*...* 17*18.
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Bunuel wrote: 3. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?
A. 16 B. 27 C. 31 D. 32 E. 64
Consider the set without 0: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}. Each out of 5 elements of the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} has TWO options: either to be included in the subset or not, so total number of subsets of this set is 2^5=32. Now, each such set will be a subset of {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and won't include 0.
Answer: D. Hi Bunuel Why didn't we approach this question in the same way as done in Q.2 of this thread? Following that approach would the solution be as follows? 6C5+6C4+6C3+6C2+6C1+1 (1 being added for the null set) thanks in advance.



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applebear wrote: Bunuel wrote: 3. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?
A. 16 B. 27 C. 31 D. 32 E. 64
Consider the set without 0: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}. Each out of 5 elements of the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} has TWO options: either to be included in the subset or not, so total number of subsets of this set is 2^5=32. Now, each such set will be a subset of {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and won't include 0.
Answer: D. Hi Bunuel Why didn't we approach this question in the same way as done in Q.2 of this thread? Following that approach would the solution be as follows? 6C5+6C4+6C3+6C2+6C1+1 (1 being added for the null set) thanks in advance. What is the logic behind this? It should be: 5C5 + 5C4 + 5C3 + 5C2 + 5C1 + 1 = 1 + 5 + 10 + 10 + 5 + 1 = 32.
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Bunuel wrote: applebear wrote: Bunuel wrote: 3. How many different subsets of the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} do not contain 0?
A. 16 B. 27 C. 31 D. 32 E. 64
Consider the set without 0: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}. Each out of 5 elements of the set {1, 2, 3, 4, 5} has TWO options: either to be included in the subset or not, so total number of subsets of this set is 2^5=32. Now, each such set will be a subset of {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5} and won't include 0.
Answer: D. Hi Bunuel Why didn't we approach this question in the same way as done in Q.2 of this thread? Following that approach would the solution be as follows? 6C5+6C4+6C3+6C2+6C1+1 (1 being added for the null set) thanks in advance. What is the logic behind this? It should be: 5C5 + 5C4 + 5C3 + 5C2 + 5C1 + 1 = 1 + 5 + 10 + 10 + 5 + 1 = 32. thank you for the early reply. i now realise it was a silly mistake on my part.







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