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<math>\textbf{(A) }</math> <math>n</math> and <math>m</math> are even <math>\qquad\textbf{(B) }</math> <math>n</math> and <math>m</math> are odd <math>\qquad\textbf{(C) }</math> <math>n+m</math> is even <math>\qquad\textbf{(D) }</math> <math>n+m</math> is odd <math>\qquad \textbf{(E) }</math> none of these are impossible | <math>\textbf{(A) }</math> <math>n</math> and <math>m</math> are even <math>\qquad\textbf{(B) }</math> <math>n</math> and <math>m</math> are odd <math>\qquad\textbf{(C) }</math> <math>n+m</math> is even <math>\qquad\textbf{(D) }</math> <math>n+m</math> is odd <math>\qquad \textbf{(E) }</math> none of these are impossible | ||
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | Since <math>n^2+m^2</math> is even, either both <math>n^2</math> and <math>m^2</math> are even, or they are both odd. Therefore, <math>n</math> and <math>m</math> are either both even or both odd, since the square of an even number is even and the square of an odd number is odd. As a result, <math>n+m</math> must be even. The answer, then, is <math>\boxed{ | + | Since <math>n^2+m^2</math> is even, either both <math>n^2</math> and <math>m^2</math> are even, or they are both odd. Therefore, <math>n</math> and <math>m</math> are either both even or both odd, since the square of an even number is even and the square of an odd number is odd. As a result, <math>n+m</math> must be even. The answer, then, is <math>\boxed{D}</math>. |
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
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Latest revision as of 13:43, 10 May 2020
Problem
If and are integers and is even, which of the following is impossible?
and are even and are odd is even is odd none of these are impossible
Solution
Since is even, either both and are even, or they are both odd. Therefore, and are either both even or both odd, since the square of an even number is even and the square of an odd number is odd. As a result, must be even. The answer, then, is .
See Also
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