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

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Director
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In the fraction x/y, where x and y are positive integers, [#permalink]

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28 Oct 2006, 15:25
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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.

(Note: I may be a little late in posting the OA for this one.)

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28 Oct 2006, 21:13
From 1
For x / 2 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
For x / 6 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
So y could be 2 or 6

From 2
We canâ€™t calculate the value of y

Together ..
For 1/ 2 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
For 1/ 6 and 1/3 ..l.c.d = 6
So y could be 2 or 6

E

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VP
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Re: DS: Value of Y [#permalink]

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28 Oct 2006, 21:23
Nsentra wrote:
anandsebastin 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.

(Note: I may be a little late in posting the OA for this one.)

A? y = 2

y can also be 6

So loooks like A is out

B is also INSUFF

It should be E

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Director
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29 Oct 2006, 05:02
Anindyat and Trivikram got it right.

OA is E

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29 Oct 2006, 07:53
Yes, 2 or 6 for y. It really doesn't matter what x is.

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29 Oct 2006, 07:53
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