BunuelI have a general question that popped up in my mind because of this question.
In this case, is it safe to assume that 'x' will always be the smallest integer when we say that x,y,z are consecutive integers (Statement 1) ?
Or, can we assume 'z' or 'y' the smallest too ?
Thinking in this way for statement 2, can we take, y=1, x=2, and z=3 ? (x and z are prime numbers)
Using statement 2, we get the value of xyz/12 NOT EQUAL to an integer and makes option C as the final answer to the question.
Please assist.
No, you cannot assume that x<y<z if you are not explicitly told that. But the answer is not C because no matter whether x<y<z or not, you can get a NO as well as an YES answer to the question asked (check examples in the solution).