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GMATprep DS: progression [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2009, 04:50
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Re: GMATprep DS: progression [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2009, 07:58
IMO D

for k =odd a_k will be a_1 =1 ; a_3=3 ; a_5=5 ; so on

for k=even a_k=-a_(k-1) will be a_2=-a_1=-1; a_4=-3 ; a_6=-5 :SO ON

SEQUENCE will be

1-1+3-3+5-5+7-7 ( when n is even sum=0 and when n=odd sum=n)

s1) for all n=odd sum=n and hence it is either +1,+3,+5,+7.....SO ON BUT ALL +VE
HENCE SUFF

s2)if a_n is +ve -----> n is odd and hence sum is +ve =n
hence suff
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Re: GMATprep DS: progression [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2009, 08:42
Thanks guys
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