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Can you explain how option D) and E) also be an answer. What I did was:
12 = 2^2 and 3^1
so N^2 must content atleast 2^2 and 3^1. So, N must contain atleast 2^1 and 3^1 therefore N/6 satisfies the requirement.
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As 𝑁 is a positive integer and 𝑁^2 is divisible by 12, hence it can be written as

N^2/12=I (I is an integer)


𝑂𝑟, \(𝑁^2 = 12𝐼 = 2 × 2 × 3 × 𝐼\)
𝑂𝑟, \(𝑁 =\sqrt{ 2*2*3*I}=2 \sqrt{3*I}\)

Now, the fact important to notice here is under the root is I because the root must be also an integer to have N= integer

the minimum value of \(\sqrt{3*I}\) is I=3

therefore the minimum value of N is 6

D) 2N/3=2*6/3=12/3=4 It is an integer

E) 4N/3=6*4/3=8 It is an integer
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Re: If N is a positive integer and N2 is divisible by 12, then which of th [#permalink]
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As N^2 is divisible by 12.
assume N =12
Therefore N^2 is divisible by 12.
looking at the options put N =12
Answer = B,D,E
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