Set A consists of 8 distinct prime numbers. If x is equal to the range of set A and y is equal to the median of set A, is the product xy even? ?
1) The smallest integer in the set is 5.
2) The largest integer in the set is 101. ?
  • a)
    Exactly one of the statements can answer the question
  • b)
    Both statements are required to answer the question
  • c)
    Each statement can answer the question individually
  • d)
    More information is required as the information provided is insufficient to answer the question
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?
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Prerna Shankar
Sep 28, 2018
As long as the set A doesn't contain a 2, x (the range of set A) is always even. Thus, xy is even.

(2) doesn't tell us anything. If the set contains {2,3,5,7,11,13,17,101}, x (the range) is odd and y (the median) is 9 which is odd. So, xy is odd. And of course, we can remove the 2 and then xy will be even. 

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