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# If m is 2-digit positive integer and n is a positive integer, what is

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If m is 2-digit positive integer and n is an integer, what is the units digit of (2^n)(m)(5^n)?
1) m=17
2) n=3

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Then obviously the value of n can be from 1 to infinite as per given positive integer condition..whatever the value of n is we always get 0 as the units digit irrespective of m value and n value for this case. I feel that n is a positive information shouldn't be given...then B is sufficient. Any thoughts ? Board of Directors Status: Stepping into my 10 years long dream Joined: 18 Jul 2015 Posts: 3575 Re: If m is 2-digit positive integer and n is a positive integer, what is [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Sep 2016, 09:02 msk0657 wrote: abhimahna wrote: MathRevolution wrote: If m is 2-digit positive integer and n is a positive integer, what is the units digit of (2^n)(m)(5^n)? 1) m=17 2) n=3 $$(2^n)(m)(5^n) = (10^n)(m)$$ Now any number multiplied by 10 will always have 0 at the units place. in the expression above, what ever the value of m is, we will always get 0 at the unit place provided n <> 0. So, we need to know the value of n only. Only Statement B is sufficient. Hence B. I doubt this question. Since we are clearly given that n is a positive integer...i.e. n can't be a 0. Since 0 is neither positive nor negative integer (the only one of this kind). Then obviously the value of n can be from 1 to infinite as per given positive integer condition..whatever the value of n is we always get 0 as the units digit irrespective of m value and n value for this case. I feel that n is a positive information shouldn't be given...then B is sufficient. Any thoughts ? Yes, correct. n should be given as non negative integer. Then only it would be B. So, the current question is not GMAT like question. MathRevolution, please recheck the question and post the corrected one. _________________ My LinkedIn abhimahna. My GMAT Story: From V21 to V40 My MBA Journey: My 10 years long MBA Dream My Secret Hacks: Best way to use GMATClub | Importance of an Error Log! 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D Math Revolution GMAT Instructor Joined: 16 Aug 2015 Posts: 8033 GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V42 GPA: 3.82 Re: If m is 2-digit positive integer and n is a positive integer, what is [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Oct 2016, 03:55 ==> In the original condition, you get 2 variables(m,n) and the answer is C. However, since this is an integer problem, a key question, if you apply CMT 4(A), when you solve 2), the first digit of (2^3)(m)(5^3) is always 0, so suffi. The answer is B. Answer B _________________ MathRevolution: Finish GMAT Quant Section with 10 minutes to spare The one-and-only World’s First Variable Approach for DS and IVY Approach for PS with ease, speed and accuracy. "Only$79 for 1 month Online Course"
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13 Oct 2016, 19:05
Hi all,

Sorry about the mistake and the question has been edited.
It is supposed to be n is an integer.
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This question is incorrectly tagged as probability .
Abhishek009, you may want to tag this question to Remainders .
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17 Oct 2016, 04:04
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This question is incorrectly tagged as probability .
Abhishek009, you may want to tag this question to Remainders .

Edited the tags. Thank you.
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02 Jul 2019, 11:29
I think I get it, but I need some clarification:

"If m is 2-digit positive integer and n is an integer, what is the units digit of (2^n)(m)(5^n)?"

I get (2^n)(m)(5^n) = (10^n)(M)

So I get anything M * 10^n will result with a 0 in the units digit, but is "1) m = 17" insufficient because N can = a negative number, which will result in 1/10^n, so then the units digit will be 1 (17/10 = 1.7), if n = -1 or even 0 (17/100 = 0.17) if n = -2? So then two different solutions = insufficient.

1) m = 17
2) N = 3, will always be "0"
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