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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 ## Is x/11 an integer? tagged by: fskilnik@GMATH ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### GMAT/MBA Expert ## Is x/11 an integer? ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Is x/11 an integer? (1) 5x/11 is an integer (2) 7x/11 is an integer Answer: __(C)____ Difficulty Level: 650 - 700 Source: http://www.GMATH.net _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 09 Oct 2010 Posted: 1449 messages Followed by: 32 members Upvotes: 59 fskilnik@GMATH wrote: Is x/11 an integer? (1) 5x/11 is an integer (2) 7x/11 is an integer Source: www.GMATH.net $\frac{x}{{11}}\,\,\mathop = \limits^? \,\,\operatorname{int}$ $\left( 1 \right)\,\,\,\frac{{5x}}{{11}}\,\, = \operatorname{int} \,\,\,\,\left\{ \begin{gathered} \,{\text{Take}}\,\,x = 0\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\frac{x}{{11}} = \,\,0\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\left\langle {{\text{YES}}} \right\rangle \,\, \hfill \\ \,{\text{Take}}\,\,x = \frac{{11}}{5}\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\frac{x}{{11}} = \,\,\frac{1}{5}\,\,\,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\text{NO}}} \right\rangle \,\, \hfill \\ \end{gathered} \right.$ $\left( 2 \right)\,\,\,\frac{{7x}}{{11}}\,\, = \operatorname{int} \,\,\,\,\left\{ \begin{gathered} \,{\text{Take}}\,\,x = 0\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\frac{x}{{11}} = \,\,0\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\left\langle {{\text{YES}}} \right\rangle \,\, \hfill \\ \,{\text{Take}}\,\,x = \frac{{11}}{7}\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\frac{x}{{11}} = \,\,\frac{1}{7}\,\,\,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\text{NO}}} \right\rangle \,\, \hfill \\ \end{gathered} \right.$ $\left( {1 + 2} \right)\,\,\,\,\frac{x}{{11}}\,\,\, = \,\,\,\frac{{15x}}{{11}} - \frac{{14x}}{{11}}\,\,\, = \,\,\,3 \cdot \left( {\frac{{5x}}{{11}}} \right) - 2 \cdot \left( {\frac{{7x}}{{11}}} \right)\,\,\, = \,\,\,3 \cdot \operatorname{int} \, - \,\,2 \cdot \operatorname{int} \,\,\, = \,\,\,\operatorname{int} \,\,\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\,\,\,\,\left\langle {{\text{YES}}} \right\rangle$ This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method. Regards, Fabio. _________________ Fabio Skilnik :: GMATH method creator ( Math for the GMAT) English-speakers :: https://www.gmath.net Portuguese-speakers :: https://www.gmath.com.br ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12827 messages Followed by: 1247 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 fskilnik@GMATH wrote: Is x/11 an integer? (1) 5x/11 is an integer (2) 7x/11 is an integer Target question: Is x/11 an integer? Statement 1: 5x/11 is an integer Let's TEST some values There are several values of x that satisfy statement 1. Here are two: Case a: x = 11. Notice that 5x/11 = 5(11)/11 = 5, which is an integer. In this case, x/11 = 11/11 = 1. So, the answer to the target question is YES, x/11 IS an integer Case b: x = 4.4. Notice that 5x/11 = 5(4.4)/11 = 22/11 = 2, which is an integer. In this case, x/11 = 4.4/11 = 0.4. So, the answer to the target question is NO, x/11 in NOT an integer Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statement 2: 7x/11 is an integer Let's TEST some values There are several values of x that satisfy statement 2. Here are two: Case a: x = 11. Notice that 7x/11 = 7(11)/11 = 7, which is an integer. In this case, x/11 = 11/11 = 1. So, the answer to the target question is YES, x/11 IS an integer Case b: x = 22/7 Notice that 7x/11 = 7(22/7)/11 = 22/11 = 2, which is an integer. In this case, x/11 = (22/7)/11 = 2/7. So, the answer to the target question is NO, x/11 in NOT an integer Since we cannot answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT Statements 1 and 2 combined We can use a nice rule that says: If j is divisible by n, and k is divisible by n, then (j - k) is divisible by n Statement 1 tells us that 5x is divisible by 11 If 5x is divisible by 11, then (3)(5x) is divisible by 11 In other words, 15x is divisible by 11 Statement 2 tells us that 7x is divisible by 11 If 7x is divisible by 11, then (2)(7x) is divisible by 11 In other words, 14x is divisible by 11 If 15x is divisible by 11 and 14x is divisible by 11, we can apply the above rule to conclude that (15x - 14x) is divisible by 11 In other words, x is divisible by 11 Since we can answer the target question with certainty, the combined statements are SUFFICIENT Answer: C Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson â€“ Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use our video course along with Sign up for our free Question of the Day emails And check out all of our free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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