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Bunuel wrote: If x is the sum of n consecutive positive integers, and n>2, is n divisible by 4?
(1) The smallest number among the consecutive integers is even.
(2) x is odd. NOTE : • If n is odd, the sum of n consecutive integers is always divisible by n. Given {9,10,11}{9,10,11}, we have n=3=oddn=3=odd consecutive integers. The sum is 9+10+11=30, which is divisible by 3.
• If n is even, the sum of n consecutive integers is never divisible by n. Given {9,10,11,12}{9,10,11,12}, we have n=4=evenn=4=even consecutive integers. The sum is 9+10+11+12=42, which is NOT divisible by 4.Stat 1: We are not sure whether we have odd number of number or even number of numbers..Insufficient. Stat 2: we have clear information that we have odd number of numbers in the series...as it is given n > 2..let's take 4,5,6 or 2,3,4 not divisible by 4..Sufficient. IMO option B.



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In 2nd statement it is given that x is odd ,it does not give info about n as n can be 4 or any other number say n=6 (2,3,4,5,6,7) in this x is odd x=27 but n is not divisible by 4. i think the answer is E.



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Devesh29 wrote: In 2nd statement it is given that x is odd ,it does not give info about n as n can be 4 or any other number say n=6 (2,3,4,5,6,7) in this x is odd x=27 but n is not divisible by 4. i think the answer is E. n will be divisible by 4 only if n is a multiple of 4. So, I believe n being the multiple of 4, we will always get x as even. So, B should be sufficient.
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(1) The smallest number among the consecutive integers is even. We do not know total elements in the Set. {4,5,6}  Not divisible by 4. (4,5,6,7}  Divisible by 4 Not sufficient. (2) x is odd. Even + Even = Even Odd + Odd = Even Even + Odd = Odd So, for sum of X to be odd. n should be odd. Sufficient. Ans. B
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IMO answer is B
Statement 1 n could be anything as long as it starts with an even number. So Insufficient Statement 2 so lets start 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 1+2 = 3 odd n=2 3+3 = 6 even n=3 6+4 = 10 even n=4 10+5 = 15 odd n=5 15+6 = 21 Odd n = 6 21+7 = 28 Even n =7 28+ 8 = 36 Even n= 8 36 + 9 = 45 n=9 Odd 45+10 = 55 n =10 Odd
So whenever X is odd n is not divisible by 4 Sufficient



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Answer is E. 4+5+6 is not divisible by 4. Also, 2+3+4 is odd and 3 is not divisible by 4. Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app



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ProfX wrote: Answer is E. 4+5+6 is not divisible by 4. Also, 2+3+4 is odd and 3 is not divisible by 4. Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app(2) x is odd. 4+5+6 is not divisible by 4. Also, 2+3+4 is odd and 3 is not divisible by 4We need to consider data set, whose sum of elements is odd. For option 2, we should not consider {4,5,6} but {2,3,4}
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If x is the sum of n consecutive positive integers, and n>2, is n divi
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22 Sep 2016, 05:44
Question is basically asking is the number of terms in the set even and multiple of 4
Statement 1 : says nothing about the number of terms statement 2 : says that the sum of all terms in odd. which can be deduced to there are unequal odd and even terms in the list. For the sum to be even, equal number of odd and even numbers should be present. So in any case n is multiple of 4
I go with B



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Prompt analysis Let the numbers be a, a+1, a+2….a+n1 x = na +n(n1)/2 Superset The answer will be either yes or no Translation In order to find the answer, we need: 1# the exact value of n 2# exact value of a and x 3# some other properties of n, a and x Statement analysis St 1: a is even. Cannot say anything about x and n. INSUFFICIENT St 2: x is odd. That mean n x a is odd. That means n is odd. So it cannot be divisible by 4. ANSWER. Option B
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Re: If x is the sum of n consecutive positive integers, and n>2, is n divi
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Should it be "is X divisible by 4?"
If it's, "is n divisible by 4?", and n represents the number of consecutive numbers, then I could say n=4 which means any 4 consecutive numbers??



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Re: If x is the sum of n consecutive positive integers, and n>2, is n divi
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msk0657 wrote: Bunuel wrote: If x is the sum of n consecutive positive integers, and n>2, is n divisible by 4?
(1) The smallest number among the consecutive integers is even.
(2) x is odd. NOTE : • If n is odd, the sum of n consecutive integers is always divisible by n. Given {9,10,11}{9,10,11}, we have n=3=oddn=3=odd consecutive integers. The sum is 9+10+11=30, which is divisible by 3.
• If n is even, the sum of n consecutive integers is never divisible by n. Given {9,10,11,12}{9,10,11,12}, we have n=4=evenn=4=even consecutive integers. The sum is 9+10+11+12=42, which is NOT divisible by 4.Stat 1: We are not sure whether we have odd number of number or even number of numbers..Insufficient. Stat 2: we have clear information that we have odd number of numbers in the series...as it is given n > 2..let's take 4,5,6 or 2,3,4 not divisible by 4..Sufficient. IMO option B. although I couldn't challenge the OA, i don't agree with Stat 2. We cannot conclude n is even or odd it can be 5 odd + 5 even: eoeoeoeoeo it can be eoe: 234



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Re: If x is the sum of n consecutive positive integers, and n>2, is n divi
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for statement 1: 2,3,4,5,6 5 not divisible by 4 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 8 divisible by 4 clearly insufficient for statement 2: x=n*(a1+an)/2 if n is odd, n is not divisible by 4 if n is even, since x is odd, n/2 must be odd and a1+an must be odd (one odd, one even). n/2 can be expressed as 2k+1(k is int), n=4k+2. hence n not divisible by 4 (remainder is always 2)




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