vwjetty wrote:

Is n an integer?

(1) \(n^2\) is an integer

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

We need to determine whether n is an integer.

Statement One Alone:

n^2 is an integer.

If n^2 is an integer, n may or may not be an integer. For instance, if n^2 = 4, then n is an integer (since n = 2 or -2). However, if n^2 = 5, then n is not an integer (since n = √5 or -√5). Statement one is not sufficient to answer the question.

Statement Two Alone:

√n is an integer.

In order for √n to be an integer, n must be an integer. This is because n = (√n)^2, and any integer squared is also an integer. Statement two is sufficient to answer the question.

Answer: B

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