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# Is X^2 + 1 an odd number?

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Is X^2 + 1 an odd number?  [#permalink]

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07 Aug 2017, 02:32
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If X is a positive integer, is X^2 + 1 an odd number?
(1) X is the smallest integer that is divisible by all integers from 11 to 15, inclusive.
(2) 3^X is an odd number.

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Re: Is X^2 + 1 an odd number?  [#permalink]

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07 Aug 2017, 03:03
fitzpratik wrote:
If X is a positive integer, is X^2 + 1 an odd number?

The question is basically asking if x = even ?

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(1) X is the smallest integer that is divisible by all integers from 11 to 15, inclusive.

This means x is even, as it's divisible by 12 and 14.
Sufficient.

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(2) 3^X is an odd number.

x = odd => $$3^x$$ = odd
x = even => $$3^x$$ = odd
This is because 3 to the power of anything is odd.
Insufficient.

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