CAT 2020 Question Paper (Slot 3) Question 67

Question 67

Let N, x and y be positive integers such that $$N=x+y,2<x<10$$ and $$14<y<23$$. If $$N>25$$, then how many distinct values are possible for N?


Correct Answer: 6

Solution

Possible values of x = 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

When x = 3, there is no possible value of y

When x = 4, the possible values of y = 22

When x = 5, the possible values of y=21,22

When x = 6, the possible values of y = 20.21,22

When x = 7, the possible values of y = 19,20,21,22

When x = 8, the possible values of y=18,19,20,21,22

When x = 9, the possible values of y=17,18,19,20,21,22

The unique values of N = 26,27,28,29,30,31


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