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# Is √(56x) an integer?

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Is √(56x) an integer?

(1) x is a multiple of 14.
(2) 28 is not a factor of x.
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Is √(56x) an integer?

$$\sqrt{56x}=2\sqrt{14x}$$.

(1) x is a multiple of 14. If x=14, then the answer is YES but if x=14*3, then the answer is NO. Not sufficient.

(2) 28 is not a factor of x. Consider the same examples. Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) Consider the same examples. Not sufficient.

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06 Jan 2014, 10:16
honchos wrote:
Is √(56x) an integer?

(1) x is a multiple of 14.
(2) 28 is not a factor of x.

OK here's the deal

We need to know if X has at least 2 and a 7^2 for 56x to be a perfect square

Statement 1

Is a multiple of 2*7, OK, thanks for the info but we are still missing one 7

Statement 2

Not a factor of 2^2*7. Well OK, doesn't have a square power of 2 but could as well have a square power of 7. I need more info

Statement 1 and 2 together

Well we are still missing that 7!!

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23 Feb 2017, 06:09
Prompt analysis
56x is an integer.

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The answer will be either yes or no

Translation
In order to find the value of √(56x), we need
1# exact value of x
2# some property of x to assure the answer

Statement analysis
St 1: 56x = 8*7 x. X can be 14 or 28 for example and we will get different results. INSUFFICIENT
St 2: x can be 14 and 15. Different results. INSUFFICIENT.

St 1 & St 2: we can say that x is odd multiple of 14. We take two numbers. 42 and 126. We get different results. INSUFFICIENT

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