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# If m=p^x*q^y, where p and q are different positive prime numbers. Is m

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If $$m=p^x*q^y$$, where p and q are different positive prime numbers. Is m a perfect square number?

(1) x*y is an odd number.
(2) x + y is an even number.

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06 Dec 2019, 03:54
The answer is A.
1)m is not a perfect square.A perfect square will have even number of distinct factors. So the product will always be even or zero if x and y are zero.
2)m may or may not be a perfect square. X and y can take any even value( negative even numbers or zero or positive even numbers) then m is a perfect square but if x and y take 1 and 3 as values, then here the sum is even but m is not a perfect square.
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07 Dec 2019, 04:03
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for a perfect square the factors of the no will always be odd
so #1 given x*y is odd no. means factors of m will be even so its not perfect square no
#2
x+y is an even no
x & y can be odd so yes and x&y are even so no
IMO A sufficient

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If $$m=p^x*q^y$$, where p and q are different positive prime numbers. Is m a perfect square number?

(1) x*y is an odd number.
(2) x + y is an even number.
Re: If m=p^x*q^y, where p and q are different positive prime numbers. Is m   [#permalink] 07 Dec 2019, 04:03
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