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If r and t are positive integers, is rt even?

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If r and t are positive integers, is rt even?

(1) r + t is odd
(2) r^t is odd

Originally posted by msand on 31 Jan 2010, 13:28.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Jul 2013, 05:48, edited 1 time in total.
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It should be A only, same explanation above.
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1. One of r,t is even -- so sufficient
2. r is odd, no information on t -- insufficient
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r and t are positive integers, is rt even?
a. r + t is odd
b. r^t is odd



a. if r+t is odd then at least either r or t should be even so if any one of the 2 numbers is even then their product should be even

so choice a is sufficient

b. if r and t both are odd then rt is odd
if r is even and t is odd then rt is even

so choice b is insufficient

so my choice is A
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Re: r and t are positive integers, is rt even? a. r + t is odd  [#permalink]

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Statement

1 is A+B = odd >> so one has to be even the other odd >> sufficient!

2 \(R^T\)= odd

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\(3^2\) = 9 >> \(3*2\) = 6 Answer is yes

\(3^1\) = 1 >> \(3*1\) = 3 Answer is no

Insufficient!
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