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If x is an even integer, which of the following is an odd integer?

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(A) 3x + 2
3*Even +2
= Even +Even = Even
(B) 7x
7*Even= Even
(C) 8x +5
8*Even +5
= Even +5
= Odd
(D) x^2
= Even * Even = Even
(E) x^3
= Even *Even * Even
= Even

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New post 10 Nov 2015, 03:34
Bunuel wrote:
If x is an even integer, which of the following is an odd integer?

(A) 3x + 2
(B) 7x
(C) 8x +5
(D) x^2
(E) x^3


Straight C

Product of 2 even Number is an even number

Further sum of an even number and an odd number is always an Odd number .

Hence answer is undoubtedly C.
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Bunuel wrote:
If x is an even integer, which of the following is an odd integer?

(A) 3x + 2
(B) 7x
(C) 8x +5
(D) x^2
(E) x^3


With questions like this, we can apply RULES related to odds and evens (as skywalker18 did), or we can just PLUG IN an even value for x.
The easiest value to plug in is 0

(A) 3(0) + 2 = 2 EVEN - ELIMINATE A
(B) 7(0) = 0 EVEN - ELIMINATE B
(C) 8(0) +5 = 5 ODD. DONE!!!
Answer: C

For "kicks" let's keep going (although, on test day, we would select C and move onto the next question.

(D) 0^2 = 0 EVEN - ELIMINATE D
(E) 0^3 = 0 EVEN - ELIMINATE E

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Option C

x is an Even integer. Odd: O, Even: E & Fraction: F

(A) 3x + 2 = 3*E + 2 = E + 2 =E
(B) 7x =7*E = E
(C) 8x +5 = 8*E + 5 = E + 5 = O
(D) x^2 = E^2 = E
(E) x^3 = E^3 = E
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