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If x and y are integers, is x^y odd?

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If x and y are integers, is xy odd?

(1) x^y is odd.

(2) x + y is even.
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27 Aug 2018, 05:26
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Found the answer to this as E on manhattan.
My solution:
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Since x^y is odd so X has to be odd.
Insufficient

2. If x + y is even

X and Y are either both odd or even.

Combining these two we can say since X is odd so Y is also odd, hence xy is also odd.
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27 Aug 2018, 05:39
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pratik2018 wrote:
If x and y are integers, is xy odd?

(1) x^y is odd.

(2) x + y is even.

OA: E

(1) $$x^y$$ is odd
Take $$x =2 , y =0$$ then $$x^y$$ will be $$2^0=1$$ odd
is xy odd? : No as 2*0=0 , Zero is even

Take $$x =3 , y =1$$ then $$x^y$$ will be $$3^1=3$$ odd
is xy odd? : Yes as 3*1=3 , Three is odd
Statement 1 alone is not sufficient.

(2) x + y is even
Take $$x =2 , y =0$$ then $$x+y$$ will be $$2+0=2$$ even
is xy odd? : No as 2*0=0 , Zero is even

Take $$x =3 , y =1$$ then $$x+y$$ will be $$3+1=4$$ even
is xy odd? : Yes as 3*1=3 , Three is odd
Statement 2 alone is not sufficient.

Combining 1 and 2 will also be insufficient as we have used the same value(3,1) for yes answer and (2,0) for no answer in both statements.
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27 Aug 2018, 05:45
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If x and y are integers, is xy odd?

(1) $$x^y$$ is odd.

X is odd or/and Y = 0

Insufficient

(2) x + y is even.

X and Y are either both odd or even.

Insufficient

(1)+(2)

If Y =0 > X = even. So, xy = 0 even

If X = odd, Y = odd. So, xy = odd

Insufficient

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08 Mar 2019, 12:56
But if the question prompt would have said x and y are integers greater than zero, the answer would have been C. please let me know, if I am wrong.
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08 Mar 2019, 20:22
arorni wrote:
But if the question prompt would have said x and y are integers greater than zero, the answer would have been C. please let me know, if I am wrong.

Yes.. if X and y were integers greater than zero than the answer would have been C...

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09 Mar 2019, 10:56
thyagi wrote:
arorni wrote:
But if the question prompt would have said x and y are integers greater than zero, the answer would have been C. please let me know, if I am wrong.

Yes.. if X and y were integers greater than zero than the answer would have been C...

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Oh ok.. thanks.
Re: If x and y are integers, is x^y odd?   [#permalink] 09 Mar 2019, 10:56
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