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# If y = (5-x)^1/2 where x and y are integers, what is the

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If $$y = \sqrt{5-x}$$ where x and y are positive integers, what is the remainder when x is divided by 5?

(1) x < 5

(2) y > 1

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If $$y = \sqrt{5-x}$$ where x and y are positive integers, what is the remainder when x is divided by 5?

Since square root from a negative number is undefined and $$y$$ is a positive integer, then $$5-x>0$$ --> $$x<5$$. Since also given that $$x$$ is positive, then $$0<x<5$$, thus $$x$$ could be 1, 2, 3 or 4. Now, $$y$$ would be an integer only for $$x=1$$ or $$x=4$$.

If $$x=1$$, then $$y=2$$.
If $$x=4$$, then $$y=1$$.

(1) x < 5. Not sufficient.

(2) y > 1 --> $$y=2$$ --> $$x=1$$. Sufficient.

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If $$y = \sqrt{5-x}$$ where x and y are positive integers, what is the remainder when x is divided by 5?

(1) x < 5

(2) y > 1

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Sq root of a neg number is not defined, hence 5-x >0 or x<5 now x is a positive integer hence X lies between 1 & 5 .

1) X<5 - Already determined , but not sufficient
2) y>1 - next integer y= 2 ; => x = 1

Hence remainder when X divided by 5 is 1

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10 Aug 2013, 07:56
y^2 = 5 -x

x= 5 - y^2

(1).

x=1,4 since x<5

(2).

y>1

x=1 hence REM=1

Hence (B)
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y=sqrt*(5-x)
y^2=5-x
y^2+x=5

x/5=q+R , what is R?

St1. x<5, no new information, INSUFF

St2. y>1 means y=2, so x=1. R=1. SUFF

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