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HideShow timer Statistics Is a positive integer k is divisible by 3?

(1) $$\sqrt{k}$$ is divisible by 9

(2) k^2 is divisible by 3

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1) This means that k is divisible by 81 ==> it is definitely divisible by 3!
2) this is only true for square numbers (9, 36, 81) whose roots (3, 6, 9) are divisible by 3 themselves. Yes!
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Bunuel wrote:
Is a positive integer k is divisible by 3?

(1) $$\sqrt{k}$$ is divisible by 9

(2) k^2 is divisible by 3

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The only catch in this question is to remember that k is a positive integer such as 1 or 2 or 3 or so on...

Let's look at the statements:

Statement 1: If $$\sqrt{k}$$ is divisible by 9, naturally k will be divisible by 3 also since $$3^2$$=9

Statement 2: Now, here's where the catch comes into play. If $$k^2$$ is divisible by 3 and k is a positive integer, k will definitely be divisible by 3 too. Note here, that we cannot take k to be a value such as $$\sqrt{3}$$, this is because k is a positive integer.

So, clearly, both statements are sufficient and answer is D
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