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What is the units digits of N?

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What is the units digits of N?

(I) The units digit of \(N^4\) is \(6\)
(II) The units digit of\((N - 2)^2\) is \(6\)

    A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
    B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
    C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
    D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
    E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient
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EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
Q.)

What is the units digits of N?

(I) The units digit of \(N^4\) is \(6\)
(II) The units digit of\((N - 2)^2\) is \(6\)

    A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
    B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
    C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
    D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
    E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient


(1) If units digit of N^4 is 6, then the unit digit of N could be 2 or 4 or 6 or 8 (all these even numbers have their fourth power ending in 6). So there is no single value for units digit of N. Not sufficient.

(2) If units digit of (N-2)^2 is 6, then the unit digit of (N-2) could be 4 or 6 (both 4 and 6 have their squares ending in 6). Now if (N-2) ends in 4, then N will end in 6 and if (N-2) ends in 6, then N will end in 8. Still two possibilities for units digit of N. Not sufficient.

Combining the two statements, units digit of N could still be 6 or 8. Still no unique value. Not sufficient.

Hence E answer
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EgmatQuantExpert wrote:
Q.)

What is the units digits of N?

(I) The units digit of \(N^4\) is \(6\)
(II) The units digit of\((N - 2)^2\) is \(6\)

    A. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
    B. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
    C. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
    D. EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
    E. Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient


The numbers with their unit digit as 2, 4, 6 & 8 raised to power of 4 will have their unite digit as 6.

Statement I: Here, N = 2/4/6/8.... So, Insufficient.
Statement II: Here, N = 6/8..... So, Insufficient.

Combining the two statements we get... N = 6/8.

So, E.
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