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# What is the product of 6 consecutive integers? 1. The

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What is the product of 6 consecutive integers?

1. The greatest integer is 4
2. The sequence has both positive and negative integers
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25 Sep 2008, 20:51

1. The greatest integer is 4
so pick 5 consecutive numbers less then 4, the numbers should be 4,3,2,1,0,-1...product of these numbers is zero.

2. The sequence has both positive and negative integers
so the combination can be -3, -2, -1, 0 ,1,2 or -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3...either way, the product is zero

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26 Sep 2008, 08:01
Does consecutive even integers or consecutive odd integers fall under the same category as consecutive integer?SO for the first choice, possible answer could be (2,4) or (0,2,4) or (1,2,3,4)?
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26 Sep 2008, 11:25
Does consecutive even integers or consecutive odd integers fall under the same category as consecutive integer?SO for the first choice, possible answer could be (2,4) or (0,2,4) or (1,2,3,4)?

No. they are not fall under consecutive integers.

consecutive integers.. difference between consecutive numbers=1
consecutive even integers.. difference between consecutive numbers=2
consecutive odd integers.. difference between consecutive numbers=2
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26 Sep 2008, 19:15
Is (4,1,-2) consecutive integer also?
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26 Sep 2008, 19:43
Is (4,1,-2) consecutive integer also?

I would call these integers to be in Arithmetic Progression rather than consecutive integers.
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26 Sep 2008, 22:48
So what comprises consecutive integers?just odd and even consecutive?
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26 Sep 2008, 22:53
So what comprises consecutive integers?just odd and even consecutive?

Consecutive integers are integers that follow each other in order. They have a difference of 1 between every two numbers.

If n is an integer, then n, n+1, and n+2 will be consecutive integers.

Examples:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2

1004, 1005, 1006

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consecutive_integer
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26 Sep 2008, 23:37
x2suresh wrote:
So what comprises consecutive integers?just odd and even consecutive?

Consecutive integers are integers that follow each other in order. They have a difference of 1 between every two numbers.

If n is an integer, then n, n+1, and n+2 will be consecutive integers.

Examples:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2

1004, 1005, 1006

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consecutive_integer

But it's not just N+1 right? There's also, N+2, N+4 etc.etc?
Like consecutive even integers?
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26 Sep 2008, 23:50
n, n+1, n+2, n+3, n+4 are 5 consecutive integers starting with 1 it would be 1,2,3,4,5
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27 Sep 2008, 08:31
x2suresh wrote:
So what comprises consecutive integers?just odd and even consecutive?

Consecutive integers are integers that follow each other in order. They have a difference of 1 between every two numbers.

If n is an integer, then n, n+1, and n+2 will be consecutive integers.

Examples:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2

1004, 1005, 1006

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consecutive_integer

But it's not just N+1 right? There's also, N+2, N+4 etc.etc?
Like consecutive even integers?

Three kinds:
Consecutive integers-> n, n+1, n+2.... (Eg. 2,3,4,...)
Consecutive even integers-> n, n+2, n+4,....(when n is even) (Eg. 4, 6, 8... )
Consecutive odd integers-> n, n+2, n+4,....(when n is odd) (Eg. 3, 5, 7... )
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28 Sep 2008, 02:15
So in this case, if it simply states consecutive integers, do i also consider consecutive even and consecutive odd integers?
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28 Sep 2008, 02:45
So in this case, if it simply states consecutive integers, do i also consider consecutive even and consecutive odd integers?

No. Consecutive integers means the difference between one integer and next one is 1. If the question says "consecutive integers" you NEED NOT consider consecutive even or consecutive odd.

consecutive even or consecutive odd are to be considered only if the problem mentions it in some form or other. The problem above says only "consecutive integers".
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