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### HideShow timer Statistics If y is an odd integer and the product of x and y equals 222, what is the value of x?

(1) x is a prime number.

(2) y is a 3 digit number.

Originally posted by way12go on 04 Nov 2013, 23:14.
Last edited by way12go on 05 Nov 2013, 00:37, edited 4 times in total.
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way12go wrote:
If y is an odd integer and the product of x and y equals 222, what is the value of x?

(1) x is a prime number.

(2) y is a 3 digit number.

(A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked
(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked
(C) BOTH statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question asked, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient
(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data are needed
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C is the correct answer. If Y is odd then prime number x can only be 2 and if Y is three digit 111 then X can only be two with both the choices X=2 and Y=111 is clear and no negative numbers. So C is the answer.By the usual definition of prime for integers, negative integers can not be prime.

By this definition, primes are integers greater than one with no positive divisors besides one and itself. Negative numbers are excluded. In fact, they are given no thought.If you take y=37 then x=6 is true so C is right choice
If you take y=111 then x=2 prime number is the only choice no negative integers. So C is correct.

IMO, D. In any case 1 or 2, value of x will be 2.
btw, what is OA?
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If y= -111 then what?
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way12go wrote:
If y= -111 then what?

Nope. IMO the answer is neither C or D. It is a straight A.

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way12go wrote:
If y is an odd integer and the product of x and y equals 222, what is the value of x?

(1) x is a prime number.

(2) y is a 3 digit number.

From F.S 1, we know that y is odd. Prime factorisation of 222: 2*3*37. Thus,

x could be 2, and y = 3*37(odd)
x could be 3, but y will now be even.
Again,the same for x=37. Thus, the only combinaiton possible is x=2, y=111.Sufficient.

From F.S 2, just as above, we can have y=111, x=2.Also, we could have y=101 and x =$$\frac{222}{101}$$. Insufficient.

A.
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way12go wrote:
If y= -111 then what?

I dont understand why C if u can get answer easily from A?

@Mau5: can we take 3 digit numbers as negative? If the question will be like How many three digit numbers are there? Will the answer be 1800 instead of 900?. Please make it clear if m wrong.

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mau5 wrote:
way12go wrote:
If y is an odd integer and the product of x and y equals 222, what is the value of x?

(1) x is a prime number.

(2) y is a 3 digit number.

If y= -111 then what?

Nope. IMO the answer is neither C or D. It is a straight A.

Yes, A should be the answer. Edited the OA.

From (1) we have that $$xy=prime*odd=222=even$$ --> $$prime*odd=even$$ --> $$x=2$$. Sufficient.
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mau5 wrote:
way12go wrote:
If y is an odd integer and the product of x and y equals 222, what is the value of x?

(1) x is a prime number.

(2) y is a 3 digit number.

From F.S 1, we know that y is odd. Prime factorisation of 222: 2*3*37. Thus,

x could be 2, and y = 3*37(odd)
x could be 3, but y will now be even.
Again,the same for x=37. Thus, the only combinaiton possible is x=2, y=111.Sufficient.

From F.S 2, just as above, we can have y=111, x=2.Also, we could have y=101 and x =$$\frac{222}{101}$$. Insufficient.

A.

Yes, understood. missed that one thanks
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Option A is correct. x has to be even and only 2 is even and prime.
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If y is an odd integer and the product of x and y equals 222, what is the value of x?

Y is odd integer
xy= 222= 2*3*37

(1) x is a prime number.

The only possible is x=2 and y=3*37

Sufficient

(2) y is a 3 digit number.

If y=111, x=2, xy=222

If y=102, x=222/102 (The trick here is that it is not mentioned that x is INTEGER. one might think intuitively that x is integer because y is integer)

Insufficient

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ritu1009 wrote:
If y is an odd integer and the product of x and y equals 222, what is the value of x>
1) x is a prime number.
2) y is a three digit number.

question is not sub-600 and is already discussed, so search before posting ..
otherwise for solution

x*y=222

1) x is a prime number.
as y is ODD, x has to be even.
but x is also prime, so ONLY way is that x is 2
suff

2) y is a three digit number.
only possibility is 111 or -111
so x can be 2 or -2
insuff

A
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