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# What is the value of the integer n? (1) n(n + 2) = 15 (2) (n

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07 Oct 2008, 06:26
What is the value of the integer n?
(1) n(n + 2) = 15
(2) (n + 2)n = 125

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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07 Oct 2008, 10:14
[quote="albany09"]What is the value of the integer n?
(1) n(n + 2) = 15
(2) (n + 2)n = 125

FROM ONE

15 = 5*3 OR 15*1

ONLY THE COMBINTATION 5,3 FITS IN THE FORM N(N+2) = 3(5).........

or -5, -3 ............inSUFF

FROM 2

I BELKEIVE THE GIVEN IS

(N+2)^N = 125 = 5^3......SUFF

b is the answer thanks for correcting me

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07 Oct 2008, 13:16
Hey..

As, (N+2) * N = 125 can not be possible. it should be (N+2) ^ N = 125.

and only one possible value which is 5.

While in case A,

for N = 3, 3 * 5 = 15 it is true and also

for N = -5, -5 * -3 = 15. it is also true so we have not unique answer.

That's why it is B.
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07 Oct 2008, 13:23
What is the value of the integer n?
(1) n(n + 2) = 15
(2) (n + 2)n = 125

If the ST2 is correct, then it is (E)

(1) n can be 3 or -5
(2)Not sure any integer satisfies this.

As Twoon mentioned, if ST2 is (n+2)^2=125, then n=3 and hence suff (B).

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