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Is the positive number 'x' an integer?

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Is the positive number x an integer?

(1) 3x is a perfect square.
(2) 2x is divisible by 4.

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Originally posted by alphonsa on 15 Aug 2014, 08:20.
Last edited by Bunuel on 15 Aug 2014, 09:00, edited 1 time in total.
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Is the positive number x an integer?

(1) 3x is a perfect square. If \(x=\frac{1}{3}\), then 3x = 1 = 1^2 and in this case x is not an integer but if x = 3, then 3x = 9 = 3^2 and in this case x is an integer. Not sufficient.

(2) 2x is divisible by 4 --> 2x = 4k --> x = 2k = even = integer. Sufficient.

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in the secnd statement we have 2x is divisible by 4.Cant we have x=1.6 then also 2x is divisible by 4.In that case x is not an integer,,
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kplusprinja1988 wrote:
in the secnd statement we have 2x is divisible by 4.Cant we have x=1.6 then also 2x is divisible by 4.In that case x is not an integer,,


Hi,

divisiblity means TO BE COMPLETELY DIV..
here if you have x as 1.6... when div by 4, the answer will be in decimals, which means it is not div by 4..
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chetan2u wrote:
kplusprinja1988 wrote:
in the secnd statement we have 2x is divisible by 4.Cant we have x=1.6 then also 2x is divisible by 4.In that case x is not an integer,,


Hi,

divisiblity means TO BE COMPLETELY DIV..
here if you have x as 1.6... when div by 4, the answer will be in decimals, which means it is not div by 4..


Thanks Chetan
So can i generalize that whenever completely divisible is given we cannot take decimal values ?
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New post 14 Jun 2016, 09:29
There is 1 variable (x) in the original condition. Hence, we need 1 equation to match the number of variables and the number of equations.
Since the condition 1) and the condition 2) each has 1 equation, there is high chance that D is the correct answer.
Condition 1) has 3x=9 yes, 3x=4 no. The condition is not sufficient
Condition 2) has 2x=4t(t is any positive integer) and we get x=2t. Hence, the answer is yes. Thus, the correct answer is B.
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