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The sum of all integers from 43 to 107, inclusive, is divisible by whi

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The sum of all integers from 43 to 107, inclusive, is divisible by which of the following numbers?

A. 17
B. 18
C. 21
D. 24
E. 39


Total numbers from 43 to 107 \(= 107-43+1=65\)

Sum of nos from 43 to 107 \(= \frac{65}{2}(43+107) = 65*75 = 3*5^3*13\)

from among the options only \(39\) divides it.

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Bunuel wrote:
The sum of all integers from 43 to 107, inclusive, is divisible by which of the following numbers?

A. 17
B. 18
C. 21
D. 24
E. 39


Sum of n positive integers is \(\frac{n(n+1)}{2}\)

The sum of all integers between 43 and 107 can be found out as follows:

Sum of all positive integers till 107 is \(107*54\)
Similarly, the sum of all positive integers till 42 is \(43*21\)
Therefore, the sum of all integers from 43 to 107 is \(107*54 - 43*21 = 5778 - 903 = 4875\)

\(4875\) when prime factorized is \(3*5^3*13\) and the only number which divides this is 39(Option E)
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