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# x, y, a, and b are positive integers. When x is divided by

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Director
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21 Jun 2008, 13:04
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x, y, a, and b are positive integers. When x is divided by y, the remainder is 6. When a is divided by b, the remainder is 9. Which of the following is NOT a possible value for y + b?
24
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15

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21 Jun 2008, 13:24
ans is E, 15.
a/b gives reminder =9, means b is greater than 9.
x/y gives reminder=6, means y is greater than 6.
So Y+B should be greater than 9+6=15.
Let me know if I am correct.

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21 Jun 2008, 13:34
same solution as above, E

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Re: MGMAT Problem 3.   [#permalink] 21 Jun 2008, 13:34
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