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If x is an integer, then the least possible value of |33x^2| is [#permalink]
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­If x is an integer, then the least possible value of |33−x^2| is

The correct answer is 3 since the closest perfect square to 33 is 36.

At the same time, notice that the timer statistics indicate that a large percentage of people who attempt this question choose 6, which is the value of x if x^2 = 36.

Takeaway: Always be careful to answer the question asked!

A. 0
B. 3
C. 5
D. 6
E. 8


Correct answer: B­
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