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Set X consists of different positive numbers arranged in ascending order: K, L, M, 5, 7. If K, L and M are consecutive integers, what is the arithmetic mean of set X? (1) The product K × L × M is a multiple of 6 (2) There are at least 2 prime numbers among K, L and M
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Enigma, I am inclined to agree with you on choice E. Here is my logic:
Statement 1 says  KxLxM is a multiple of 6. This could be either 1,2,3 which equals 6 (6 is a multiple of itself) or 2,3,4 (which equals 12 also a multiple of 6)  so insuff. Statement 2 says  There are at least 2 prime numbers among K,L, and M  this since K,L,M has to be 14 and consecutive this gives us no new information  so insuff.
Taken together doesn't help us either.
Hence I am inclined to say E.



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Thanks alinomoto. I see my bad. edited.
statement 2 gives us 2 possibilities: 234 or 123 [different positive numbers arranged in ascending order] Not sufficient
together: since K*L*M is multiple of 6, 234 and 123 are the only possibilities. E
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BDSunDevil wrote: statement 2 gives us 2 possibilities: 234 or 123 [different positive numbers arranged in ascending order] Not sufficient
together: since K*L*M is multiple of 6, 123 is the only possibilities. C I don't think this is correct. The only 3 consecutive positive integer combination under 5 could be 1,2,3 or 2,3,4. Statement 1 also gives you the same 2 possibilities. K*L*M could be 1*2*3 = 6 a multiple of 6. 2*3*4 = 24 (also a multiple of 6). NOT SUFFICIENT. Statement 2 is saying that it has 2 different primes and 2,3 are in both, so again, statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT. 1) & 2) combined don't help as both still give you either 1,2,3 or 2,3,4 and the means will be different depending on which 3 numbers k,l,m are. OA should be E.



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I think that the correct answer is C as the number "1" is not a prime number.
The prime number series starts from 2 ie: 2,3,5,7,11....... !



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prashantshukla wrote: I think that the correct answer is C as the number "1" is not a prime number.
The prime number series starts from 2 ie: 2,3,5,7,11....... ! No, the correct answer is E. Consider below examples: K=1, L=2=prime, M=3=prime. K=2=prime, L=3=prime, M=4.
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Bunuel wrote: prashantshukla wrote: I think that the correct answer is C as the number "1" is not a prime number.
The prime number series starts from 2 ie: 2,3,5,7,11....... ! No, the correct answer is E. Consider below examples: K=1, L=2=prime, M=3=prime. K=2=prime, L=3=prime, M=4. K=3,L=4,M=5 IS THIS SET POSSIBLE.BECAUSE THE CONDITION GIVEN IS "ELEMENTS OF THE SET ARE IN ASCENDING ORDER" MAKING 2 ELEMENTS EQUAL WILL NOT VIOLATE THE CONDITION



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JAIN09 wrote: Bunuel wrote: prashantshukla wrote: I think that the correct answer is C as the number "1" is not a prime number.
The prime number series starts from 2 ie: 2,3,5,7,11....... ! No, the correct answer is E. Consider below examples: K=1, L=2=prime, M=3=prime. K=2=prime, L=3=prime, M=4. K=3,L=4,M=5 IS THIS SET POSSIBLE.BECAUSE THE CONDITION GIVEN IS "ELEMENTS OF THE SET ARE IN ASCENDING ORDER" MAKING 2 ELEMENTS EQUAL WILL NOT VIOLATE THE CONDITION Given set is K, L, M, 5, 7. We are told that the set consists of different positive numbers arranged in ascending order. Thus, set {K=3, L=4, M=5, 5, 7} is not possible because there are two 5's there. P.S. Please turn of caps lock when posting.
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