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The sum of a three term sequence of consecutive positive odd integers

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The sum of a three term sequence of consecutive positive odd integers is 1 less than the sum of a four term sequence of consecutive positive even integers.
If the sum of the odd sequence is less than 100, how many such odd and even sequences are there?

A. 2
B. 4
C. 6
D. 8
E. 10

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gracie wrote:
The sum of a three term sequence of consecutive positive odd integers is 1 less than the sum of a four term sequence of consecutive positive even integers.
If the sum of the odd sequence is less than 100, how many such odd and even sequences are there?

A. 2
B. 4
C. 6
D. 8
E. 10

(source:self)


Would anyone provide a solution? Thank you.
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Should one firstly make an equation? Like: n+1+n+2+n+3-1=n+2+n+4+n+6? Afterward, make an inequality and solve.

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