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If x is an integer , is (x^2+1)(x^2+5) an even number? (1) x

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If x is an integer , is (x^2+1)(x^2+5) an even number?

(1) x is an odd number
(2) Each prime factor of x^2 is greater than 7
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If x is an integer , is (x^2+1)(x^2+5) an even number?

(1) x is an odd number
(2) Each prime factor of x^2 is greater than 7


D. make sure whether x is even or odd.
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how do we know that the 2nd stat is enough as well ? im having a little difficulty making sense of it.

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pmenon wrote:
how do we know that the 2nd stat is enough as well ? im having a little difficulty making sense of it.


krishan wrote:
If x is an integer , is (x^2+1)(x^2+5) an even number?

(1) x is an odd number
(2) Each prime factor of x^2 is greater than 7


the second means that x^2 has only prime factor that is greater than 7, and prime greater than 7 must be odd. So x^2 +5 must be even number. Suff
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pmenon wrote:
how do we know that the 2nd stat is enough as well ? im having a little difficulty making sense of it.


krishan wrote:
If x is an integer , is (x^2+1)(x^2+5) an even number?

(1) x is an odd number
(2) Each prime factor of x^2 is greater than 7


the second means that x^2 has only prime factor that is greater than 7, and prime greater than 7 must be odd. So x^2 +5 must be even number. Suff


Thanks, sondenso. How do we know that if prime factor is greater than 7, number will be odd ? Is it a rule somewhere ?

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Thanks, sondenso. How do we know that if prime factor is greater than 7, number will be odd ? Is it a rule somewhere ?


primes are: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, and so on..........................
Only prime that is even is 2; all, except 2, primes are odd and any prime greater than 7 is always an odd integer..
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pmenon wrote:
sondenso wrote:
pmenon wrote:
how do we know that the 2nd stat is enough as well ? im having a little difficulty making sense of it.


krishan wrote:
If x is an integer , is (x^2+1)(x^2+5) an even number?

(1) x is an odd number
(2) Each prime factor of x^2 is greater than 7


the second means that x^2 has only prime factor that is greater than 7, and prime greater than 7 must be odd. So x^2 +5 must be even number. Suff


Thanks, sondenso. How do we know that if prime factor is greater than 7, number will be odd ? Is it a rule somewhere ?


If a number has all its prime factors greater than 7, it means that such numbers are odd and prime. Try with some numbers from 11 through 20. You will see it yourself.

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