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If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must be even ? A. R B. s C. r + s D. rs  r E. r^2 + s
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Originally posted by nxrfelix on 02 Jun 2007, 00:57.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Oct 2014, 15:08, edited 1 time in total.
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02 Jun 2007, 12:55
Himalayan is right !
according to OG , zero is even
R*S+R =
e=even
o=odd
we have two options:
(1) e*o+e = e
(2) o*e+o = o
since the stem states that R*S+R =odd then we will choose (2) and S must be even.



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02 Jun 2007, 16:43
RS+R = R(S+1) > which is ODD
Now this implies that R is odd AND S+1 is odd. which means S is even
Ans B.



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04 Oct 2014, 14:02
bsd_lover wrote: RS+R = R(S+1) > which is ODD Now this implies that R is odd AND S+1 is odd. which means S is even
Ans B. I am not sure if i got this one .. i mean if r is odd what is the possibility of s being odd or even ??



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04 Jun 2015, 06:02
Great explanation, Bunuel. Love your approach in every answer you put in the threads.



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04 Jun 2015, 17:46
Hi All, This question is perfect for TESTing VALUES. We're told that R and S are integers and that (R)(S)+R = ODD. We're asked which of the 5 answers MUST be even... IF.... R = 1 S = 2 (1)(2)+1 = 3 Answer A: R = 1 NOT even Answer B: S = 2 This IS EVEN Answer C: R+S = 3 NOT even Answer D: RSR = 21 = 1 NOT even Answer E: R^2+S = 1+2 = 3 NOT even Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must be even ?
If r is factored out to rewrite this as r (s + 1), we can see it as a product of two parts, r and s + 1. For their product to be odd, r must be odd and s + 1 must be odd. We also know that even + odd = odd. For s+1 to be odd, s must be even since 1 is odd. A. R B. s C. r + s D. rs  r E. r^2 + s



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Bunuel wrote: minakshigurani wrote: bsd_lover wrote: RS+R = R(S+1) > which is ODD Now this implies that R is odd AND S+1 is odd. which means S is even
Ans B. I am not sure if i got this one .. i mean if r is odd what is the possibility of s being odd or even ?? If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must be even ? A. r B. s C. r + s D. rs  r E. r^2 + s Given that rs + r is odd > \(rs + r =r*(s+1)=odd\). For the product of two integers, r and s+1, to be odd both must be odd. Theretofore, r and s+1 are odd, which means that r is odd and s is even. Answer: B. Hi Bunuel are you using some formula ? i just plugged in different values and it was time consuming please Xplain why did you use only 1



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02 Apr 2018, 21:00
dave13 wrote: Bunuel wrote: If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must be even ?
A. r B. s C. r + s D. rs  r E. r^2 + s
Given that rs + r is odd > \(rs + r =r*(s+1)=odd\). For the product of two integers, r and s+1, to be odd both must be odd. Theretofore, r and s+1 are odd, which means that r is odd and s is even.
Answer: B. Hi Bunuel are you using some formula ? i just plugged in different values and it was time consuming please Xplain why did you use only 1 Your question is not clear. What do you mean by "are you using some formula" or by "why did you use only 1"? I factored out r from rs + r, which we are given to be odd, to get r*(s + 1), thus r*(s + 1) = odd.
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02 Apr 2018, 21:48
nxrfelix wrote: If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must be even ?
A. R B. s C. r + s D. rs  r E. r^2 + s rs +r =r(s+1) it is given that rs+r is odd. so r(s+1) is also odd. now we know that odd*odd is odd. Example: 3*5=15 thus, r is odd and we have to put a even integer to make s+1 is odd . so, s is even. thus correct answer is B.



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Re: If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must [#permalink]
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02 Apr 2018, 22:59
Hi,
Best approach for MUSTBE/COULDBE would be trying out the numbers (Plugin your own values).
Remember:
MUST–BE means “always” (For all values according to the given condition).
COULDBE means “One possible value” (which satisfy the given condition).
Here try out numbers such a way that,
r*s + r is odd,
let’s take r = 3 and s = 2, then r*s + r is 9. So, its odd.
Then let’s try it out in the answer choices and check whether the result is even.
A. R – 3 – odd – Strike off
B. s – 2 – even. Hold it. Don’t stop here. Since we trying out numbers its important to check all answer choices.
C. r + s – 3+2 = 5 – odd. Strike off.
D. rs – r  63 = 3 – Odd. Strike off.
E. r^2 + s – 9+2 = 11 – Odd. Strike off.
So only B holds true for r =3 and s = 2. So B is our answer.
Hope this helps.



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Re: If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must [#permalink]
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08 Apr 2018, 00:58
Elegant explanation Bunuel. I was plugging in various values and ended up taking long time to solve the question.



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08 Apr 2018, 01:15
narendran1990 wrote: Elegant explanation Bunuel. I was plugging in various values and ended up taking long time to solve the question. The heirarchy of the two methods is as follows 1) Understand the algebraic expression 2) Substitute the values if you are stuck or have no idea what the algebraic expression means here the question was If r and s are integers and rs + r is odd, which of the following must be even ? A. R B. s C. r + s D. rs  r E. r^2 + s rs + r = r(s+1) = odd . (Only product of two odd numbers can be odd given that the two numbers are integersi.e. r = Odd and s+1 = Odd i.e. r = Odd and s = Even (Hence answer Option B)
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