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# Pls explain approach

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18 May 2011, 21:52
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If sum of first n positive integers is S, what is the sum of first n positive even integers of in terms of S?

(a) S/2
(b)S
c.2S
d.2S+2
e.4S

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19 May 2011, 05:34

why i chose the answer: reasons given below

lets say n = 10
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10 = 55 = S
2+4+6+8+10+12+14+16+18+20 = 110 = 2S

lets say n=11
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11=66 = S
2+4+6+8+10+12+14+16+18+20+22 = 132 = 2S

Guys...suggest me if there is any shortcut than this to me....i want to solve these in much shorter time
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19 May 2011, 13:29
let n= 5
1+2+3+4+5=15(s).
we are asked sum of n even numbers, we need 5 even numbers which are:

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24 May 2011, 08:40
Ehhh shouldnt this be @ the math section?

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30 May 2011, 02:34
yeah in the math section, but agree with 2S!

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01 Jun 2011, 22:38
moved to math section.
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13 Jun 2011, 01:28
6+5+4+3+2+1 = 21

12+10+...+2 = 42

2s it is.
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Re: Pls explain approach   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2011, 01:28
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