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If x is the average (arithmetic mean) of 5 consecutive even integers, which of the following must be true? I. x is an even integer. II. x is a nonzero integer. III. x is a multiple of 5. (A) I only (B) III only (C) I and II only (D) I and III only (E) I, II, and III x= n+(n+2)+(n+4)+(n+6)+(n+8)/5 x = n+4 IMO I & II is correct
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İİ is not correct, since nowhere mentioned that even integers MUST BE positive I is true, since the avrg sum= (sum of even integers)/ 5 (odd integer)=even/odd=even III is also out. u can check it , if u pick some integers
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If x is the average (arithmetic mean) of 5 consecutive even integers, which of the following must be true?I. x is an even integer. II. x is a nonzero integer. III. x is a multiple of 5. (A) I only (B) III only (C) I and II only (D) I and III only (E) I, II, and III First of all notice that we are asked which of the following MUST be true, not COULD be true. Also notice that the average of 5 consecutive even integers equals to the median, so it's just a middle term. So, I must always be true: {even, even, even, even, even} Next: II. x is a nonzero integer. Not necessarily true, consider: {4, 2, 0, 2, 4}; III. x is a multiple of 5. Not necessarily true, consider: {0, 2, 4, 6, 8}. Answer: A. Hope it's clear. P.S. In your example if n=4 then x=n+4=0, so II is not always true.
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consider any even integer , a we can form a series as a  4 , a 2 , a , a + 2 , a + 4
average will be 5a/5 = a
so, i) always true , since a is integer
iii) not always true,a can be any integer as we considered, not necessarily multiple of 5
ii) not always true, for 4 2 0 2 4 , average 0
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GMATD11 wrote: If x is the average (arithmetic mean) of 5 consecutive even integers, which of the following must be true?
I. x is an even integer. II. x is a nonzero integer. III. x is a multiple of 5.
(A) I only (B) III only (C) I and II only (D) I and III only (E) I, II, and III
x= n+(n+2)+(n+4)+(n+6)+(n+8)/5
x = n+4
IMO I & II is correct Here are some posts on arithmetic mean that you might find helpful. http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/04 ... eticmean/http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/04 ... questions/http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/05 ... eviations/http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/05 ... ticmeans/http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/05 ... onmedian/
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Bunuel wrote: If x is the average (arithmetic mean) of 5 consecutive even integers, which of the following must be true?
I. x is an even integer. II. x is a nonzero integer. III. x is a multiple of 5.
(A) I only (B) III only (C) I and II only (D) I and III only (E) I, II, and III
First of all notice that we are asked which of the following MUST be true, not COULD be true.
Also notice that the average of 5 consecutive even integers equals to the median, so it's just a middle term. So, I must always be true: {even, even, even, even, even}
Next: II. x is a nonzero integer. Not necessarily true, consider: {4, 2, 0, 2, 4}; III. x is a multiple of 5. Not necessarily true, consider: {0, 2, 4, 6, 8}.
Answer: A.
Hope it's clear.
P.S. In your example if n=4 then x=n+4=0, so II is not always true. Hello Bunuel I have a dout in this statement that you made :the average of 5 consecutive even integers equals to the median. How did you establish this ? Thank you !



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for evenly spaced numbers , average is same as median consider 3 integers having common difference d, a , a+d , a +2d > average 3a + 3d /3 = a+d > median = a+d hope it helps
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ayushee01 wrote: for evenly spaced numbers , average is same as mean consider 3 integers having common difference d, a , a+d , a +2d > average 3a + 3d /3 = a+d > median = a+d hope it helps Hello Ayushee If I infer correctly, you mean to say that for evenly spaced numbers the average is the same as the median ? Thank you for the explanation. It's clear now.



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lol yes , i meant median, edited it :D



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[quote="GMATD11"]If x is the average (arithmetic mean) of 5 consecutive even integers, which of the following must be true? I. x is an even integer. II. x is a nonzero integer. III. x is a multiple of 5. (A) I only (B) III only (C) I and II only (D) I and III only (E) I, II, and III x4, x  2, x, x+2, x+4 Average = x. I. x will always be even as they are consecutive even integers. II. if x = 0 then 4, 2, 0, 2, 4 III. x = 10 is a possibility Hence I is the answer.
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Hi Bunuel,
First if all i'd like to Thank you for all the help. I am deeply appreciate your efforts.
Is zero an even integer ?



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Great Question. Here is my solution to this one > Since the consecutive integer set is an arithmetic progression with common difference =2 Mean =Median=Average of the first and the last term. Clearly 5 is odd Hence median will be the 3rd term itself. And since all elements are even => x must be even integer.
Statement 1> True Statement 2> May or may not be true. E.g => 4,2,0,2,4 => Mean=0 and 0,2,4,6,8 => Mean ≠0 Hence False
Statement 2> x Again w can use the some examples => 6,8,10,12,14 => x=10 i.e multiple of 5 0,2,4,6,8 => Mean = 4 => non multiple of 5 Once False Hence only 1 must be true.
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[quote="GMATD11"]If x is the average (arithmetic mean) of 5 consecutive even integers, which of the following must be true?
I. x is an even integer. II. x is a nonzero integer. III. x is a multiple of 5.
(A) I only (B) III only (C) I and II only (D) I and III only (E) I, II, and III
Let n is the first integer of the series. So x = (n+n+2+n+4+n+6+n+8)/5 = (5n+20)/5=n+4 Since n is an integer, n+4 must be an integer. Option I is true. It’s never mentioned that the numbers are positive. In that case n might be 4 that will bring x = 0. So option II cannot be true. Option III cannot be true because n+4 is not divisible by 5 So answer is A




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