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What is the units digit of x?

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the units digit of x?

(1) \(\frac{x}{5^a2^b3^c}=k\), where k is an integer and a, b, and c are positive integers.

(2) a = 2, b = 3, and c = 4


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(1) \(\frac{x}{5^a2^b3^c}=k\), where k is an integer and a, b, and c are positive integers.
if denominator has even ONE 2 and 5, x will become a multiple of 10 and hence units digit will be 0..
if ONLY 5 is there and NO 2s, x will be multiple of 5, and hence units digit will be 5
But a, b and c are positive integers so >0..
our units digit will be 0
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(2) a = 2, b = 3, and c = 4
nothing about x..
insuff

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chetan2u wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
What is the units digit of x?

(1) \(\frac{x}{5^a2^b3^c}=k\), where k is an integer and a, b, and c are positive integers.

(2) a = 2, b = 3, and c = 4


Nothing much in Q stem so lets see the statements--
(1) \(\frac{x}{5^a2^b3^c}=k\), where k is an integer and a, b, and c are positive integers.
if denominator has even ONE 2 and 5, x will become a multiple of 10 and hence units digit will be 0..
if ONLY 5 is there and NO 2s, x will be multiple of 5, and hence units digit will be 5
Insuff

(2) a = 2, b = 3, and c = 4
nothing about x..
insuff

combined..
we know that x is a multiple of 10 and hence unit's digit is 0..
Suff

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Hi Chetan,

Since a, b and c are positive, the denominator contains atleast one 2, 5 and 3 right?
Also k is an integer. So x must contain a 0 in the units digit. Shouldn't the answer be A?
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Vyshak wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
What is the units digit of x?

(1) \(\frac{x}{5^a2^b3^c}=k\), where k is an integer and a, b, and c are positive integers.

(2) a = 2, b = 3, and c = 4


Nothing much in Q stem so lets see the statements--
(1) \(\frac{x}{5^a2^b3^c}=k\), where k is an integer and a, b, and c are positive integers.
if denominator has even ONE 2 and 5, x will become a multiple of 10 and hence units digit will be 0..
if ONLY 5 is there and NO 2s, x will be multiple of 5, and hence units digit will be 5
Insuff

(2) a = 2, b = 3, and c = 4
nothing about x..
insuff

combined..
we know that x is a multiple of 10 and hence unit's digit is 0..
Suff

C


Hi Chetan,

Since a, b and c are positive, the denominator contains atleast one 2, 5 and 3 right?
Also k is an integer. So x must contain a 0 in the units digit. Shouldn't the answer be A?


Hi Vyshak,
you are absolutely correct..
I missed out on POSITIVE and fell for the trap..
Kudos..
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