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If the smaller of 2 consecutive odd integers is a multiple of 5, which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers? A. –8 B. 12 C. 22 D. 52 E. 252 PS91602.01 Quantitative Review 2020 NEW QUESTION
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26 Apr 2019, 08:44
Bunuel wrote: If the smaller of 2 consecutive odd integers is a multiple of 5, which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers?
A. –8 B. 12 C. 22 D. 52 E. 252
The question asks "which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers" So, if we find an answer choice that COULD be the sum of the 2 integers, we can ELIMINATE it. 5 and 3 are two consecutive odd integers in which the smaller value (5) is a multiple of 5 (5) + (3) = 8 ELIMINATE A 5 and 7 are two consecutive odd integers in which the smaller value (5) is a multiple of 5 5 + 7 = 12 ELIMINATE B 25 and 27 are two consecutive odd integers in which the smaller value (25) is a multiple of 5 25 + 27 = 52 ELIMINATE D 125 and 127 are two consecutive odd integers in which the smaller value (125) is a multiple of 5 125 + 127 = 252 ELIMINATE E By the process of elimination, the correct answer is C Cheers, Brent
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Since all options are even and numbers are consecutive ,they can be found by dividing the options by two and adding and subtracting one. For eg 12/2 =6,so numbers are 5 and 7.Since the smaller number is multiple of 5 ,condition is satisfied. if we look at options one by one beginning with A, A and B satisfy.C does not .No need to check further since time is less. Ans.C
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29 Apr 2019, 22:22
if we consider option : 10 & 12 
smaller no. is a multiple of 5 Sum = 10+12 = 22
so Ans c seems not correct



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Our smaller integer is an odd multiple of 5, so is equal to 5x where x is odd. Our numbers are consecutive odd numbers, so the other is 5x+2. Their sum is thus 10x + 2, where x is odd. So if the answer is going to be positive (we can look at answer A later if we need to), the tens digit will be odd (since when we find 10x, we're just sticking a 0 on the end of some odd number), and the units digit will be 2. So we can't possibly get 22 as our answer.
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kiran1989raj wrote: if we consider option : 10 & 12 
smaller no. is a multiple of 5 Sum = 10+12 = 22
so Ans c seems not correct Question says smallest odd integer so it should end with 5 Posted from my mobile device



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Bunuel wrote: If the smaller of 2 consecutive odd integers is a multiple of 5, which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers?
A. –8 B. 12 C. 22 D. 52 E. 252
PS91602.01 Quantitative Review 2020 NEW QUESTION Since the two integers are consecutive odd integers, the larger integer is 2 more than the smaller integer. Let’s consider the answer choices. Choice A: 5 + 3 = 8. This can work. Choice B: 5 + 7 = 12. This can work. Choice C: The only way to get the sum of two integers to be 22 when one integer is 2 more than the other is with 10 and 12. However, they are NOT consecutive odd integers. So 22 could NOT be the sum of the 2 consecutive odd integers Answer: C
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02 May 2019, 13:35
let's us take the two numbers as 2k+1 and 2k1 the sum is 4k k can be negative or positive integers. only 22 is not a multiple of 4, rest all are. hence option C.



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Bunuel wrote: If the smaller of 2 consecutive odd integers is a multiple of 5, which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers?
A. –8 B. 12 C. 22 D. 52 E. 252 let sum of odd integers=2x+2=2(x+1) because x and x+2 are odd, x+1 must be even plugging in option 22=2(x+1), it can't be sum because x+1=11, an odd number C
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Bunuel wrote: If the smaller of 2 consecutive odd integers is a multiple of 5, which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers?
A. –8 B. 12 C. 22 D. 52 E. 252
PS91602.01 Quantitative Review 2020 NEW QUESTION ANSWER  Let the first odd integer be 2n+1, next would be  2n+3 adding these two  2n+1+2n+3 = 4n+4 = 4 (n+1) So, we can say that solution will be multiple of 4. Only option C is not multiple of 4, hence the ANSWER. Please give KUDOS if you like the solution.



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Bunuel wrote: If the smaller of 2 consecutive odd integers is a multiple of 5, which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers?
A. –8 B. 12 C. 22 D. 52 E. 252
PS91602.01 Quantitative Review 2020 NEW QUESTION We can check the answer choices: 5 + (3) = 8, so A works. 5 + 7 = 12, so B works We see that there is no way to get 22. Answer: C
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Bunuel wrote: If the smaller of 2 consecutive odd integers is a multiple of 5, which of the following could NOT be the sum of these 2 integers?
A. –8 B. 12 C. 22 D. 52 E. 252
PS91602.01 Quantitative Review 2020 NEW QUESTION let odd numbers be x and x+2 Now x=5K Sum of two odd integers 2x+2= 2(X+1) Now let's see if 2(5K+1) = 22 (Option C) 5K + 1= 11 5K=10, K=2. But if k=2 then x won't be an odd number. So C.
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