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

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GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V51
If x is an integer, then the least possible value of |33x^2| is [#permalink]
­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.