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If p and x are integers, is x divisible by 5 ?
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If p and x are integers, is x divisible by 5 ? (1) p and x are consecutive integers. (2) p  4 is divisible by 5. How come the answer is E? I can get to C but not E. This is how I arrived at C
Statement 1 is clearly insufficient because x can and cannot be a multiple of 5.
Statement 2 also is insufficient because x is not even mentioned over here.
Combining the two statements
P can be 9, 14, 19, 24,........
From statement 1 p and x are consecutive. Therefore x will take values of 10, 15, 20, 25> They all are divisible by 5. where have I got this worng guys?
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Originally posted by enigma123 on 11 Feb 2012, 18:54.
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enigma123 wrote: If p and x are integers, is x divisible by 5 ? (1) p and x are consecutive integers. (2) p  4 is divisible by 5.
How come the answer is E? I can get to C but not E. This is how I arrived at C
Statement 1 is clearly insufficient because x can and cannot be a multiple of 5.
Statement 2 also is insufficient because x is not even mentioned over here.
Combining the two statements
P can be 9, 14, 19, 24,........
From statement 1 p and x are consecutive. Therefore x will take values of 10, 15, 20, 25> They all are divisible by 5. where have I got this worng guys? The point is that from (1) we cannot get whether p<x or p>x, we just know that they are consecutive. So, for (1)+(2) p and x could be 4 and 5 or 4 and 3, respectively. Answer: E. Hope it's clear.
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Very true and thanks again Bunuel.
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25 Feb 2016, 06:23
Bunuel  I also got the answer as C, the same way enigma solved it. So in a question when it states that a,b,c are consecutive integers it doesn't have to mean that a<b<c?



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25 Feb 2016, 06:31
zztop wrote: Bunuel  I also got the answer as C, the same way enigma solved it. So in a question when it states that a,b,c are consecutive integers it doesn't have to mean that a<b<c? Good question but be careful that it says consecutive integers only and nothing about the relative values of the variables. This is a common trap in DS questions to over assume things that are not explicitly given or can be deduced. So if you are told in a DS question that a,b,c are consecutive integers then a>b>c is equally possible as a<b<c Hope this helps.



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13 Mar 2016, 23:53
Excellent Question.. The only reason the combination statement does not work here is because we do not know if P>x or P<x hence E
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Hi All, We're told that P and X are integers. We're asked if X is divisible by 5. This is a YES/NO question. We can answer this question by TESTing VALUES. 1) P and X are consecutive integers. IF... P=4, X=5 then the answer to the question is YES. P=4, X=3 then the answer to the question is NO. Fact 1 is INSUFFICIENT 2) (P  4) is divisible by 5. IF... P=4, X=5 then the answer to the question is YES. P=4, X=3 then the answer to the question is NO. Fact 2 is INSUFFICIENT Combined, we already have two TESTs that 'fit' both Facts (and produce different answers  one YES and one NO). Combined, INSUFFICIENT Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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