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Is n an integer? (1) 2n is an integer. (2) n/2 is an integer

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Is n an integer?

(1) 2n is an integer.

(2) \(\frac{n}{2}\) is an integer


With simple expressions, it is easy to look for simple examples.
This is an Alternative approach.

(1) Say 2n = 1. Then n = 1/2, not an integer. Say 2n = 0. Then n = 0, an integer.
Insufficient.

(2) Say n/2 = 1. Then n = 2, an integer. Similarly, for any integer k, if n/2 = k then n = 2k, an integer.
Sufficient

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