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# If x is an odd negative integer and y is an even positive integer, the

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If x is an odd negative integer and y is an even positive integer, then xy must be which of the following?

(A) Odd and positive

(B) Odd and negative

(C) Even and positive

(D) Even and negative

(E) It cannot be determined from the information given.

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25 Feb 2019, 00:30
Bunuel wrote:
If x is an odd negative integer and y is an even positive integer, then xy must be which of the following?

(A) Odd and positive

(B) Odd and negative

(C) Even and positive

(D) Even and negative

(E) It cannot be determined from the information given.

x =odd + negative

y = even + positive.

xy = even * odd = even

xy = positive * negative = negative

xy = even + negative.

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25 Feb 2019, 01:46
Bunuel wrote:
If x is an odd negative integer and y is an even positive integer, then xy must be which of the following?

(A) Odd and positive

(B) Odd and negative

(C) Even and positive

(D) Even and negative

(E) It cannot be determined from the information given.

x= -ve odd and y = +ve even
x*y = even -ve
IMO D
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