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For integer values of $n$, the expression $\frac{n(5n + 1)(10n + 1)}{6}$

  1. Is always divisible by $5$.
  2. Is always divisible by $3$.
  3. Is always an integer.
  4. None of the above
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Let $X=\frac{n(5n+1)(10n+1)}{6}$

For $n=1,  X= \frac{6*11}{6}=11$

For $n=2,  X=\frac{2*11*21}{6}=77$

For $n=3,  X=\frac{3*16*31}{6}=248$

For $n=4,  X=\frac{4*21*41}{6}=574$

Here, we can see $X$ is not divisible by $3$ and $5$ but $X$ is always an Integer.

Hence, Option(C) Is always an integer.

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if u consider for negative integer values then it also gives integer values C is correct
How can you generalize the solution by just checking for few values of n?

You can obviously eliminate the answer by negativity test but how you can say that answer would be C, not D?
Yes, the answer does not prove it
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