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# GMAT Question of the Day (Feb 7): Arithmetic and Critical Reasoning

- Feb 7, 02:00 AM Comments [0]

Math (PS)

The sum of first $N$ consecutive odd integers is $N^2$ . What is the sum of all odd integers between 13 and 39 inclusive?

(A) 351
(B) 364
(C) 410
(D) 424
(E) 450

OA and Explanation

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Verbal (CR)

Current farm policy is institutionalized penalization of consumers. It increases food prices for middle- and low-income families and costs the taxpayer billions of dollars a year.

Which of the following statements, if true, would provide support for the author’s claims above?

I. Farm subsidies amount to roughly \$20 billion a year in federal payouts and \$12 billion more in higher food prices.
II. According to a study by the Department of Agriculture, each \$1 of benefits provided to farmers for ethanol production costs consumers and taxpayers \$4.
III. The average full-time farmers have an average net worth of over \$300,000.

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I and II only
(E) I, II, and III

OA and Explanation

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