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If x and y are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of

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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)

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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)


How can option A.121 fit the question criteria? IMO both A and C are answers

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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)


How can option A.121 fit the question criteria? IMO both A and C are answers

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Assume x = 0 and y = 11; then x^2 + y ^2 = 0 + 121 = 121 i.e. Option A

Hence only Option C remains as an answer.
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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)


How can option A.121 fit the question criteria? IMO both A and C are answers

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Assume x = 0 and y = 11; then x^2 + y ^2 = 0 + 121 = 121 i.e. Option A

Hence only Option C remains as an answer.


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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)



the one point you require to know is that 11^2=121..
\(A. 121... 0^2+11^2\)
\(B. 122... 1^2+11^2\)
\(C. 123... ??? you require to check if 10^2, 9^2 or 8^2 can be added to any other square to get 123 .. NO\)
\(D. 125.. 2^2+11^2\)
\(E. 130... 3^2+11^2\)

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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)


Let's do this systematically:
0² = 0
1² = 1
2² = 4
3² = 9
4² = 16
5² = 25
6² = 36
7² = 49
8² = 64
9² = 81
10² = 100
11² = 121

A. 121 = 0² + 11² ELIMINATE A
B. 122 = 1² + 11² ELIMINATE B
C. 123 = can't eliminate
D. 125 = 10² + 5² ELIMINATE D
E. 130 = 9² + 7² ELIMINATE E

Answer: C

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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)


This can be easily solved by taking one of the Integer as 11.
Hence, C.
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Squares of even integers, \((2k)^2 = 4k^2\) have the remainder \(0\), when they are divided by \(4\).

Squares of odd integers, \((2k+1)^2 = 4k^2 + 4k + 1\) have the remainder \(1\), when they are divided by \(4\).

Hence, squares of integers can have remainders of \(0\) or \(1\) only, when they are divided by \(4\). So, the sum of two squares of integers cannot have the remainder of \(3\) when it is divided by \(4\).

Thus, \(123\) cannot be the value of \(x^2+y^2\).
Therefore, the answer is C.
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[GMAT math practice question]

If \(x\) and \(y\) are integers, which of the following CANNOT be the value of \(x^2+y^2\)?

\(A. 121\)
\(B. 122\)
\(C. 123\)
\(D. 125\)
\(E. 130\)


Let’s test our answer choices:

A) 121

121 = 0^2 + 11^2

B) 122

122 = 1^1 + 11^2

C) 123

There are no two perfect squares that sum to 123.

Answer: C
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