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If x and y are integers and x − y is odd, which of the following must

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If x and y are integers and x − y is odd, which of the following must be true?

I. xy is even.
II. x^2 + y^2 is odd.
II. (x + y)^2 is even.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. I, II, and III


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If x and y are integers and x − y is odd, which of the following must be true?

I. xy is even.
II. x^2 + y^2 is odd.
II. (x + y)^2 is even.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. I, II, and III


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Given

x - y = odd

In this case either x or y must be even and another must be odd.

I. xy = even. True . (3*2)= 6

II.\(x^2 + y^2 = odd\). True. \((2)^2 + (3)^2 = 13\)

III. \((3+2)^2 = 25\) . False.

The best answer is D.
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D...odd-even or even-odd is odd...
I. One is even so xy will be even
II. Odd+even is odd/ even +odd is odd
III... Odd+even is odd ...sqaure can't be even ..will be odd

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Bunuel wrote:
If x and y are integers and x − y is odd, which of the following must be true?

I. xy is even.
II. x^2 + y^2 is odd.
II. (x + y)^2 is even.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. I, II, and III


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IMO D must be correct answer :-)

Let X = 7 and Y = 2

I. xy is even ( 7*2 = 14 ) correct :)

II. x^2 + y^2 is odd. \(7^2+2^2 = 53\) TRUE

II. (x + y)^2 is even. \((7+ 2)^2 = 49+4 =53\) FALSE

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Bunuel wrote:
If x and y are integers and x − y is odd, which of the following must be true?

I. xy is even.
II. x^2 + y^2 is odd.
II. (x + y)^2 is even.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. I, II, and III



The only way to get an odd sum or difference of two integers is if one integer is odd and the other integer is even. Since x - y is odd, then x is even and y is odd OR x is odd and y is even.

We recall that even x odd = even. Thus, xy must be even. Thus, Roman numeral I is true.

Since odd + even = odd, we see that x^2 + y^2 must be odd, and (x + y)^2 must be odd. Thus, Roman numeral II is true and Roman numeral III is false.

Answer: D
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Bunuel wrote:
If x and y are integers and x − y is odd, which of the following must be true?

I. xy is even.
II. x^2 + y^2 is odd.
II. (x + y)^2 is even.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. I, II, and III


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Can be solved much faster and without any substitution if we know that even - odd = odd. From this we know that one number must be even. What applies to subtraction in terms of even/odd applies to addition.

even * odd = even

Having a power does not change whether the number is odd or even.

only I and II are true.
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