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If x is a positive integer, then which of the following is always true

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If x is a positive integer, then which of the following is always true for n=x^(x+1)+(x+1)^x?

A. n is even for all values of x
B. n is even for even values of x
C. n is multiple of 3 when x is even
D. n is a prime number
E. n is odd for all values of x
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New post 20 Mar 2019, 09:55
As x is positive number. Let us take x as 1 or 2.
When x = 1.
\(n = x^{x+1}+(x+1)^x\)
n = 1+2 = 3 = odd.
When x = 2.
\(n = x^{x+1}+(x+1)^x\)
n = 8+9 = 17 = odd.

So, for any value of x, x is always an odd integer.

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