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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## If x and y are integers, and 4x + 5y = 19, which of . . . tagged by: Vincen ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## If x and y are integers, and 4x + 5y = 19, which of . . . If x and y are integers, and 4x + 5y = 19, which of the following could be the value of x? A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4 E. 5 The OA is the option A. The way to solve this PS question is replacing the values in x? Is there another way to solve it? ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 9939 messages Followed by: 492 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi Vincen, We're told that X and Y are integers, and 4X + 5Y = 19. We're asked which of the following COULD be the value of X. This question is perfect for TESTing THE ANSWERS - one of those numbers MUST be a solution to the given equation (note: we're told that BOTH variables are INTEGERS, so when you TEST a value for X, the corresponding value of Y must also be an integer). When you plug-in a value of X and find the corresponding Y or plug in the Y and find the corresponding value for X, the equation is relatively "small", so it shouldn't take too long to do the basic arithmetic and find the solution. Final Answer: A GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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