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# in the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers,

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in the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers, what is the value of y?

1) the least common denominator of x/y and 1/3 is 6

2) x=1

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18 Dec 2005, 14:28
1) The only number that suits this statement is |2|, so y= 2 or y= -2, therefore insufficient.

2) tells us nothing about the relation of x and y, therefore insufficient.

Taken the statements together, we don't get further. It's E, I think

( But maybe value means the modulus, I don't know)

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18 Dec 2005, 20:56
joemama142000 wrote:
in the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers, what is the value of y?

1) the least common denominator of x/y and 1/3 is 6

2) x=1

Answer is E

(1) y could be 2 or 6. Insufficient
(2) Says nothing about y. Insufficient

(1) + (2) Insufficient.
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18 Dec 2005, 23:32
joemama142000 wrote:
in the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers, what is the value of y?

1) the least common denominator of x/y and 1/3 is 6

2) x=1

This is E.
From Stmt 1 we get y to be either 2 or 6. So insuff.

From stmt 2 we get y to be any number. so iinsuff.

Combined we get y to be either 2 or 6. So insuff.

Hence E.

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