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If x, y, and z are three integers, are they consecutive integers?

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Bunuel wrote:
If x, y, and z are three integers, are they consecutive integers?

(1) z = x + 2
(2) None of the three integers are multiples of 3.


Statement 1: Nothing mentioned about \(y\). Insufficient

Statement 2: Among any three consecutive integers one of them have to be a multiple of \(3\). As none are multiple of \(3\), hence they are not consecutive. Sufficient

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Hi,

Can someone clarify why the sequence can't be 0,1 and 2? Does 0*3=0 count as a multiple of 3?
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Can someone clarify why the sequence can't be 0,1 and 2? Does 0*3=0 count as a multiple of 3?


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1. 0 is an integer.

2. 0 is an even integer. An even number is an integer that is "evenly divisible" by 2, i.e., divisible by 2 without a remainder and as zero is evenly divisible by 2 then it must be even.

3. 0 is neither positive nor negative integer (the only one of this kind).

4. 0 is divisible by EVERY integer except 0 itself.

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Bunuel wrote:
If x, y, and z are three integers, are they consecutive integers?

(1) z = x + 2
(2) None of the three integers are multiples of 3.



Statement 1 Since relation of y wrt x or z not clear. Therefore NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2 Case 1-> 0,1,2 None of the 3 integers divisible by 3 but are CONSECUTIVE
Case 2-> 1,3,7 None of the 3 integers divisible by 3 & are NOT CONSECUTIVE
Since no unique answer, therefore Statement 2 NOT SUFFICIENT

BOTH 1 & 2 -> does not give a UNIQUE ANSWER, since y relation wrt to x or z not clear it could be (0,1,2) or (1,3,7) or any 3 integers( none multiple of 3 and z=x+2)

Therefore IMHO option "E"
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dineshril wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If x, y, and z are three integers, are they consecutive integers?

(1) z = x + 2
(2) None of the three integers are multiples of 3.



Statement 1 Since relation of y wrt x or z not clear. Therefore NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2 Case 1-> 0,1,2 None of the 3 integers divisible by 3 but are CONSECUTIVE
Case 2-> 1,3,7 None of the 3 integers divisible by 3 & are NOT CONSECUTIVE
Since no unique answer, therefore Statement 2 NOT SUFFICIENT

BOTH 1 & 2 -> does not give a UNIQUE ANSWER, since y relation wrt to x or z not clear it could be (0,1,2) or (1,3,7) or any 3 integers( none multiple of 3 and z=x+2)

Therefore IMHO option "E"


Hi dineshril

the highlighted portion is not correct. 0 is divisible by every number 0/3=0.
Bunuel has explained the properties of 0 in the earlier post. You may check it for reference.
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niks18 wrote:
dineshril wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
If x, y, and z are three integers, are they consecutive integers?

(1) z = x + 2
(2) None of the three integers are multiples of 3.



Statement 1 Since relation of y wrt x or z not clear. Therefore NOT SUFFICIENT

Statement 2 Case 1-> 0,1,2 None of the 3 integers divisible by 3 but are CONSECUTIVE
Case 2-> 1,3,7 None of the 3 integers divisible by 3 & are NOT CONSECUTIVE
Since no unique answer, therefore Statement 2 NOT SUFFICIENT

BOTH 1 & 2 -> does not give a UNIQUE ANSWER, since y relation wrt to x or z not clear it could be (0,1,2) or (1,3,7) or any 3 integers( none multiple of 3 and z=x+2)

Therefore IMHO option "E"


Hi dineshril

the highlighted portion is not correct. 0 is divisible by every number 0/3=0.
Bunuel has explained the properties of 0 in the earlier post. You may check it for reference.


Hi Niks
Thanks for the correction. Agree with BUNUEL

I then go with your analysis. Option "B" should be the right choice-since in any 3 consecutive Integers (1) One of the integer MUST be divisible by 3 and (2) SUM of 3 consecutive integers WILL ALWAYS be divisible by 3. So UNIQUE solution - all 3 integers are not consecutive.
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