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# If y is an integer what is the least possible value of

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25 May 2007, 22:22
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If y is an integer what is the least possible value of |23-5y|?

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5

not sure what concept is being tested here.

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26 May 2007, 01:27
for y=5, |23-5y| = |-2| => 2

Ans B.

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26 May 2007, 08:05
The answer needs to be 2 because any multiple of 5 will give you a number with a units digit of 0 or 5... since they are looking for the smallest number, you know it has to be 2...

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26 May 2007, 09:59
Himalayan wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
If y is an integer what is the least possible value of |23-5y|?

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5

not sure what concept is being tested here.

5

Ooopppsssss........

i took 5 for value of Y not for the value of l23-5yl.

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02 Jun 2007, 15:33
Juaz wrote:
for y=5, |23-5y| = |-2| => 2

Ans B.

why do we assume y is 5?

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02 Jun 2007, 15:33
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