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# PS - simple counting

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Each question is worth 67 points more than the preceding question. If the 10 questions on the questionnaire are worth 6090 points, how many points are all questions worth?

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Re: PS - simple counting (S25-36) [#permalink]

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15 Jul 2007, 00:56
nick_sun wrote:
So it seems to be very very very simple question. But my answer is somehow wrong I think that the reference answer to it is incorrect. Wonna check it with you

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In a certain quiz that consists of 10 questions, each question after the first is worth 4 points more than the preceding question. If the 10 questions on the quiz are worth a total of 360 points, how many points is the third question worth?

A. 18
B. 24
C. 26
D. 32
E. 44

C.

360 = x + (x + 4) + (x + 8) + ................ + (x + 36)
360 = 10x + 4 + 8 + ................ + 36
360 = 10x + 4 (1 + 2 + ................ + 9)
360 = 10x + 4 (45)
x = 18

third = x + 2(4) = 18 + 8 = 26

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