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If a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer, is the units
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Re: If a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer, is the units
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Since we have been asked to find if the units digit of the product of the numbers is greater than 5, knowing the units digit of both the numbers is enough to determine that. (1) The units digit of a is 4. Since, we have no idea about the units digit of the number b, we cannot clearly tell if the units digit of product is greater than 5. Insufficient (2) The units digit of b is 7. Since, we have no idea about the units digit of the number a, we cannot clearly tell if the units digit of product is greater than 5. Insufficient On combining both the statements, it is clear that the units digit of their product is 8(>5) Hence, sufficient(Option C)
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26 Jun 2017, 07:34
Bunuel wrote: If a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer, is the units digit of the product of a and b greater than 5?
(1) The units digit of a is 4. (2) The units digit of b is 7. Target question: Is the units digit of the product of a and b greater than 5? Given: a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer Statement 1: The units digit of a is 4 There are several values of a and b that satisfy statement 1. Here are two: Case a: a = 104 and b = 102. In this case the product ab = (104)(102) =  8. So, the units digit of ab IS greater than 5Case b: a = 104 and b = 100. In this case the product ab = (104)(100) =  0. So, the units digit of ab is NOT greater than 5Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT ASIDE: When I write that the product ab = (104)(102) =  8, I'm ignoring all digits in the product OTHER THAN the units digit, since that's all we care about. Statement 2: The units digit of b is 7 There are several values of a and b that satisfy statement 2. Here are two: Case a: a = 104 and b = 107. In this case the product ab = (104)(107) =  8. So, the units digit of ab IS greater than 5Case b: a = 100 and b = 107. In this case the product ab = (100)(107) =  0. So, the units digit of ab is NOT greater than 5Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statements 1 and 2 combined Statement 1 tells us that a =  4Statement 2 tells us that b =  7So, ab = ( 4)( 7) =  8So, the units digit of ab IS greater than 5Since we can answer the target question with certainty, the combined statements are SUFFICIENT Answer: Cheers, Brent
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We need to find the unit digits of both (or one if its 0).
I  4 multipels can generate 4 or 8 as two examples  no need to look further. NS
II  7 multipels can generate 7 or 14, 7>5; 4<5. NS
Together: 4*7=28 8>5. Sufficient. C
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If a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer, is the units digit of the product of a and b greater than 5? Unit digit of A*B>5 Let x,y = unit digit of a and b (1) The units digit of a is 4. If y=2, x*y= 8 If y=1, x*y= 4 NS(2) The units digit of b is 7 If x= 3, x*y = 21 ( unit digit is 1) If x= 4, x*y = 28 ( unit digit is 8) NSSt 1+2. Suff x*y= 28 ( unit digit is 8 ) Option C
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Bunuel wrote: If a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer, is the units digit of the product of a and b greater than 5?
(1) The units digit of a is 4. (2) The units digit of b is 7. a = xyz b = def z*f = gh , where h is the unit's digit of z*f=> h > 5 ? 1) z = 4, f = 1 z*f = 4 => h = 4 NO But z = 4, f = 2 z*f = 8 => h = 8 YES Insufficient. 2) f = 7, z = 1 f*z = 7 => h = 7 YES But, z = 2, f = 7 f*z = 14 => h = 4 NO Insufficient 1+2) f = 7 , z = 4 z*f = 28 h > 5 => YES Sufficient. C is the answer.
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Re: If a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer, is the units
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Bunuel wrote: If a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer, is the units digit of the product of a and b greater than 5?
(1) The units digit of a is 4. (2) The units digit of b is 7. We are given that a is a 3digit integer and b is a 3digit integer and need to determine whether the product of a and b is greater than 5. Statement One Alone: The units digit of a is 4. Statement one alone is not sufficient to answer the question. For example, if the units digit of b is 1, then the units digit of the product of a and b is 4, which is less than 5; however, if the units digit of b is 2, then the units digit of the product of a and b is 8, which is greater than 5. Statement Two Alone: The units digit of b is 7. Statement two alone is not sufficient to answer the question. For example, if the units digit of a is 1, then the units digit of the product of a and b is 7, which is greater than 5; however, if the units digit of a is 0, then the units digit of the product of a and b is 0, which is less than 5. Statements One and Two Together: Using the information from statements one and two, we see that since the product of the units digits of a and b is 4 x 7 = 28, the units digit of the product of a and b is 8, which is greater than 5. Answer: C
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