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If m and n are integers, is m odd? (1) n + m is odd (2) n + m = n^2 + 5
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zisis wrote: if m and n are integers, is m odd?
(1) n+m is odd (2) n+m = n^2 + 5 1 is insuf 2 is insuf for me let me explain: m = n^2  n + 5 thus, if n =0, m=10+5= 6 thus even if n=1, m=11+5 = 5 thus odd... what am i missing?



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(1) n,m could be odd,even ore even,odd. insufficient (2) m = n^2  n + 5 or m = oddeven  oddeven + odd = (odd  odd)(even  even) + odd = even + odd = odd. sufficient. zisis wrote: if m and n are integers, is m odd?
let me explain: m = n^2  n + 5 thus, if n =0, m=10+5= 6 thus even if n=1, m=11+5 = 5 thus odd...
what am i missing? 0^2 = 0.
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walker wrote: (1) n,m could be odd,even ore even,odd. insufficient (2) m = n^2  n + 5 or m = oddeven  oddeven + odd = (odd  odd)(even  even) + odd = even + odd = odd. sufficient. zisis wrote: if m and n are integers, is m odd?
let me explain: m = n^2  n + 5 thus, if n =0, m=10+5= 6 thus even if n=1, m=11+5 = 5 thus odd...
what am i missing? 0^2 = 0. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa it s the other way round 2^0 = 1 and not 0^2 = 1 aaaaaaaaaa going mental thanks



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m and n are integers, is m odd? Can't rephrase the question here, so you work with m = odd? It's a Yes/No DS question type.
Here's how I approached the problem.
Statement 1. Given: m + n is odd. Using even/odd number property rules: even + odd = odd. OR, odd + even = odd. Since m can be either even or odd in this case, Statement 1 is insufficient, we don't have enough information.
Statement 2. Given: \(m+n = n^2 + 5\)
Simplifying the equation: \(m  5 = n^2  n\) \(m  5 = n(n  1)\) \(m = n(n1) +5\) m = Even + odd. Therefore, m is odd.
n(n1) will always be even because it's a number times the number preceding it (think consecutive)...so one of those numbers has to be even (if n = 3 for example, you would have 3*(31) = 3*(2) = 6). You have an even*odd = even situation here.
5 is odd. So putting it all together, m = Even + Odd. You can answer with the given information that, yes, m is odd. Sufficient.
So the answer is B.



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Statement 1, m and n could be both odd or one odd, one even. Insufficient. Statement 2, when n is odd, n^2+5 is even, then m+n is even, m is odd; when n is even, n^2+5=odd, m+n is odd, then m is odd. Sufficient. So, answer is B



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Bunuel wrote: If m and n are integers, is m odd?
(1) n + m is odd > \(n+m=odd\). The sum of two integers is odd only if one is odd and another is even, hence \(m\) may or may not be odd. Not sufficient.
(2) n + m = n^2 + 5 > \(m5=n^2n\) > \(m5=n(n1)\), either \(n\) or \(n1\) is even hence \(n(n1)=even\) > \(m5=modd=even\) > \(m=odd\). Sufficient. Answer: B. Another method: St1: n + m is odd, Answer is YES when n is even but answer is NO when n is odd. Insufficient! St2: n + m = n^2 + 5 > n^2  n + (5m) = 0  > is a quadratic equation with sum of roots = 1 and product of roots = (5m). Clearly the the roots are consecutive integers with least among them as negative (ex. 4 & 3, 6 & 5...) That means one of the root is even. So, product of roots (5m) is also even. For (5m) to be even, m must be odd. Sufficient! Answer: B



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Satatment 1:Clearly insuff. Even+odd=odd.So m could be even or odd. S2:sufficient. The eq can be rearranged as N(n1)=m5 Now n(n1) is a product of 2 consecutive integers so it'll definitely be even=>m5=even So m=odd because only oddodd=even Ans option B
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Hi All, Even though this is an old post (and most of the original posters are probably long gone), this question serves as a nice example of some of the Number Properties that you're likely to face on Test Day. If you can spot the NPs involved, then you can move relatively quickly through the work, but even if you don't recognize the NPs, you can still TEST VALUES to prove that patterns exist. In that way, you can do some quick work and avoid "staring at the screen" and hoping that something comes to you. We're told that M and N are INTEGERS. We're asked if M is ODD. This is a YES/NO question. Fact 1: N + M is ODD IF.... N = 1 M = 0 The answer to the question is NO IF.... N = 0 M = 1 The answer to the question is YES Fact 1 is INSUFFICIENT Fact 2: N + M = N^2 + 5 Here, the value of M depends on the value of N. Let's start with something simple and see if a pattern emerges. IF.... N = 0 M = 5 The answer to the question is YES IF.... N = 1 M = 5 The answer to the question is YES IF.... N = 2 M = 7 The answer to the question is YES IF.... N = 3 M = 11 The answer to the question is YES It certainly looks like the answer to the question is ALWAYS YES. We can quickly TEST some negative values for N and see what happens.... IF.... N = 1 M = 7 The answer to the question is YES IF.... N = 2 M = 11 The answer to the question is YES Fact 2 is SUFFICIENT Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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very tricky, I missed this question.
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zisis wrote: If m and n are integers, is m odd?
(1) n + m is odd (2) n + m = n^2 + 5 1) n + m is odd It can be odd+even or even +odd. m can be even or odd. Not sufficient. (2) n + m = n^2 + 5 Let's suppose n is odd, n^2 will also be odd. Hence to maintain the equality m must be odd. Let's suppose n is even, n^2 will be even. And to maintain the equality m must be odd. B is the answer
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zisis wrote: If m and n are integers, is m odd?
(1) n + m is odd (2) n + m = n^2 + 5 A) m + n = odd Two possibilities : 1 m is odd and n is even : 1 + 2 = 3 2 m is even and n is odd : 2 + 1 = 3 Two possibilities, :. Insufficient B) m+n = n^2 + 5 Solve m + n  n^2 = 5 m + n(1n) = 5 n(1n) {can say one is odd other is even like consecutive numbers} :. m + n(1n) [even] = 5 [odd] This is only possible when m is odd as Odd + Even = Odd Hence (B)



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Great Question Here we are given two integers m,n And we are asked if m is odd or not Statement 1 m+n=odd hmm This Statement just tells us that m and n are of opposite even/odd nature Not sufficient Statement 2 m=n(n1)+5 here n(n1) is a product of two consecutive integers. hence it must be even so n=even+5 => even+odd => odd hence sufficient hence B
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zisis wrote: If m and n are integers, is m odd?
(1) n + m is odd (2) n + m = n^2 + 5 FROM STATEMENT  I ( INSUFFICIENT )If n + m = Odd Either n = Odd/Even and m = Odd/Even because  1. Even + Odd = Odd 2. Odd + Even = Odd FROM STATEMENT  II ( INSUFFICIENT )n  n^2 = 5  m Or, n ( n  1 ) = 5  m Here, LHS must be Even, because product of 2 consecutive integers is always even ( ie, one of the 2 consecutive numbers must be even ) So, 5  m = Evem Or, Odd  m = Even Hence, m = Odd Thus, Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked, answer will certainly be (B)...
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(1) M+N = O either M or O can be Odd Insuff (2) n^2n=MO n(n1)+O=M n(n1) are two consecutive integers hence their product will always be an EVEN number E+O=O=M
M is an ODD number
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