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# The sum of n consecutive positive integers starting from 1

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06 Mar 2005, 17:09
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The sum of n consecutive positive integers starting from 1 is less than 100 . What is the greatest possible value of n?

A) 10
B) 11
C) 12
D) 13
E) 14

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06 Mar 2005, 17:17
"D"

sum = n(n+1) /2 .....n = 13 is max

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06 Mar 2005, 18:24
D...too late

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