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If a, b, and c are consecutive even integers, what is the value of b?
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If a, b, and c are consecutive even integers, what is the value of b? (1) a + c = 0 (2) b x c = b x a (Source: Princeton Review Test 6)
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Originally posted by aashaybaindurgmat on 14 Oct 2017, 21:30.
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Re: If a, b, and c are consecutive even integers, what is the value of b?
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14 Oct 2017, 21:52
OA is incorrect. Answer would be D. 1. a+c =0 This means a = 2, and the c = 2. So, b=0. Can Solve. 2. b*c = b*a This means Either b=0 Or c = a. Since they are consecutive integers, c != a, So b=0 would be true. Can Solve. Hence D.
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aashaybaindurgmat wrote: If a, b, and c are consecutive even integers, what is the value of b?
(1) a + c = 0
(2) b x c = b x a
(Source: Princeton Review Test 6) as \(a\), \(b\), \(c\) are consecutive integers so \(median=mean\) \(b=\frac{(a+b+c)}{3}\) Statement 1: provides the value of \(a+c\), hence \(b=0\). SufficientStatement 2: implies \(bcba=0 => b(ca)=0\) \(b=0\) or \(a=c\). \(a\) cannot be equal to \(c\) as numbers are consecutive. Hence \(b=0\). sufficientOption D
Originally posted by niks18 on 14 Oct 2017, 23:27.
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Re: If a, b, and c are consecutive even integers, what is the value of b?
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a+c = 0 in case of consecutive even integer the value should be 2 and 2 so be should be 0, Sufficient. a*b = b* c means b should be 0 so Sufficient (because of Even consecutive integer). So answer should be D
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