For a certain integer \(x,\) the units digit of \((x+2)^2\) is \(9.\) Which of the following could be the units digit of

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For a certain integer \(x,\) the units digit of \((x+2)^2\) is \(9.\) Which of the following could be the units digit of \(|x+1|?\)

A. 0
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 7

Answer: C

Source: Veritas Prep

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VJesus12 wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:12 am
For a certain integer \(x,\) the units digit of \((x+2)^2\) is \(9.\) Which of the following could be the units digit of \(|x+1|?\)

A. 0
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5
E. 7

Answer: C

Source: Veritas Prep
Unit digit on squaring any number can be 9 if and only if unit number of which we are squaring, must be either \(3\) or \(7\)

And to have \(7\) or \(3\) at unit digit \(x\) can be \(1,5,-5,-9\)

When \(x = 1, |x + 1| = 2, \quad \Large{\color{red}\chi}\)

When \(x = 5, |x + 1| = 6, \quad \Large{\color{red}\chi}\)

When \(x = -5, |x + 1| = |-4| = 4, \quad \Large{\color{green}\checkmark}\)

When \(x = -9, |x + 1| = |-8| = 8, \quad \Large{\color{red}\chi}\)

Therefore, C