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In the equation y = 36.12x, x and y are integers. If y/x leaves a remainder of r, which of the following must divide into r?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 6
E. 12


HI,
y = 36.12x.. it surely MEANS \(y=36.12*x\)
or \(\frac{y}{x}= 36.12 = 36 +0.12\)..

since both x and y are integers, 0.12*x is also an integer and = r...
so 0.12 * x= r..
or \(\frac{12x}{100}\) = r..
12x = 100r..
3x = 25r...
so x has to be a multiple of 25 .......and r, a multiple of 3..
ans B
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How can u assume that y/x =36.12?

This is akin to saying y=36.125
And y/5=36.12

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How can u assume that y/x =36.12?

This is akin to saying y=36.125
And y/5=36.12

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hi,

I have taken it because the sentence reads -
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In the equation y = 36.12x, x and y are integers..

1) It says it is a equation, so y=36.12x should be 36.12 * x..
2) It says x is an integer, again it means 36.12 * x..
Otherwise x would be just a digit and it would be mentioned..


Although not clearly mentioned that 36.12x is actually 36.12 * x, BUT entire info points towards that..
and that is why I have taken y/x = 36.12
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chetan2u wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
In the equation y = 36.12x, x and y are integers. If y/x leaves a remainder of r, which of the following must divide into r?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 6
E. 12


HI,
y = 36.12x.. it surely MEANS \(y=36.12*x\)
or \(\frac{y}{x}= 36.12 = 36 +0.12\)..

since both x and y are integers, 0.12*x is also an integer and = r...
so 0.12 * x= r..
or \(\frac{12x}{100}\) = r..
12x = 100r..
3x = 25r...
so x has to be a multiple of 25 .......and r, a multiple of 3..
ans B



Hi chetan2u

slightly silly doubt , but arn't all 3, 6, 12 multiples of 3? then why did you just pick 3 as an answer? i actually got stuck with answer options - B, D and E
TIA for your help
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chetan2u wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
In the equation y = 36.12x, x and y are integers. If y/x leaves a remainder of r, which of the following must divide into r?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 6
E. 12


HI,
y = 36.12x.. it surely MEANS \(y=36.12*x\)
or \(\frac{y}{x}= 36.12 = 36 +0.12\)..

since both x and y are integers, 0.12*x is also an integer and = r...
so 0.12 * x= r..
or \(\frac{12x}{100}\) = r..
12x = 100r..
3x = 25r...
so x has to be a multiple of 25 .......and r, a multiple of 3..
ans B



Hi chetan2u

slightly silly doubt , but arn't all 3, 6, 12 multiples of 3? then why did you just pick 3 as an answer? i actually got stuck with answer options - B, D and E
TIA for your help


When we say r is multiple of 3, all other mutiple of 3 are also taken in that, so 6 and 12 are also in that.
But if I say it is multiple of 6, then I would mean, it is not necessarily a multiple of 3..
So r as a multiple of 6 excludes all values like 3,9,15 etc
So if r is 3, the value picked as r to be multiple of 6 doesn't stand.
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