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# The sum of four consecutive odd numbers is 12 less than the

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The sum of four consecutive odd numbers is 12 less than the [#permalink]  15 Sep 2004, 08:11
The sum of four consecutive odd numbers is 12 less than the sum of four consecutive even numbers, what is the least among the odd numbers

1. The sum of four consecutive odd numbers is 48
2. The sum of four consecutive even numbers is 60
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1) Sufficient
4x+20=48
x=7

2) Sufficient
4y+20=60
so, 4x+20=60-12
x=7
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x=9 in both cases.
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agree with D here. since numbers are consecutive, we know immediately from any one set, even or odd, what the least odd is
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