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GMAT PREP DS question Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:52 am
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If p and n are positive integers and p > n, what is the remainder when p2 - n2 is divided by 15 ?

(1) The remainder when p + n is divided by 5 is 1.

(2) The remainder when p - n is divided by 3 is 1.

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Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:01 am
alex.gellatly wrote:
If p and n are positive integers and p > n, what is the remainder when p2 - n2 is divided by 15 ?

(1) The remainder when p + n is divided by 5 is 1.

(2) The remainder when p - n is divided by 3 is 1.

(p+n)*(p-n)
1) no info for 3 and p-n
Insufficient

2) no info for 5 and p+n
insufficient

1) and 2)
we cant say anything about overall 15 for two (p-n) and (p+n)

Hence E

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Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:25 pm
alex.gellatly wrote:
If p and n are positive integers and p > n, what is the remainder when p2 - n2 is divided by 15 ?

The question is what is the remainder when p^2 - n^2 is divided by 15. It's nice to see killer get it right even with the wrongly worded question

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Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:50 am
seal4913 wrote:
alex.gellatly wrote:
If p and n are positive integers and p > n, what is the remainder when p2 - n2 is divided by 15 ?

The question is what is the remainder when p^2 - n^2 is divided by 15. It's nice to see killer get it right even with the wrongly worded question
cant find anything wrongly worded. question is correct.
If you are talking of p^2 and p2 then yeah i have seen posts here using the same representation so took it p^2

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