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# If x is equal to the sum of even integers from 40 to 60,

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29 May 2006, 06:14
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If x is equal to the sum of even integers from 40 to 60, inclusive, and y is the number of even integers from 40 to 60, inclusive, what is the value of x + y

(a) 550
(b) 551
(c) 560
(d) 561
(e) 572

I got this question wrong and just cant figure why. My answer was (b).
GMAT Prep tells me that its (d)
Let me know what u guys find

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29 May 2006, 06:30
There are 21 integers from 40 to 60 (inclusive). Of these, 11 are even (=y), and their mean is 50. 50*11 = 550 = x. So x+y = 550+11=561, the correct answer is d).

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29 May 2006, 07:00
Average value - (40 + 60)/2 = 50

Number of intergers between 40 and 60 (inclusive) = 60 - 40 + 1 = 21

Since we are counting even integers with 40 inclusive there are 11 even integers...

so the total is 50 * 11 + 11 = 561

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29 May 2006, 11:58
Definitely D - 561. OA is wrong?

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03 Jun 2006, 14:47
I got D brute force style

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04 Jun 2006, 18:53
Got this before..
Another D

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06 Jun 2006, 08:00
ahahha I got this wrong as well...I reviewed my calcs on the piece of paper and it was ridiculous: 550+11=551!!!
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06 Jun 2006, 08:00
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