sarahfiqbal wrote:

In the

Veritas prep book, there is this thinking process called "Why are you here?". I am guessing this applies here (idk, maybe someone from

Veritas can confirm this?). I answered this question and got it wrong. I.e. I answered A because here is my thinking process:

Statement 1: a is even. Quoting

pushpitkc, If a is even, b being odd/even wouldn't make any difference, because the product will always be even. Hence statement 1 is sufficient because it gives us a definite NO. And hence sufficient.

Statement 2: a is an integer. My thinking is, this has nothing to do with ab being odd or even. Hence, not sufficient.

So in theory, according to OA, I am wrong because I did not think about the "Why are you here?" element. But I somehow cannot brain the "Why are you here?" element in this question.

Hi

sarahfiqbal,

I had not considered the possibility of b being a fraction.

Eg1 Let a=2, b=\(\frac{1}{2}\). The product of ab is 1 which is odd.

Eg2 Let a=2, b=1. Product of ab is 2, which is even.

Hence the information present in both the statements is not enough to answer that question

So, the answer must be Option E, not A as I had previously marked. Made the necessary changes.

Also, hope that helps you!

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