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What is the sum of all of the integers in the chart above?

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What is the sum of all of the integers in the chart above?

A. 0
B. 300
C. 500
D. 1500
E. 6500

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Originally posted by enigma123 on 15 Jan 2012, 15:10.
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What is the sum of all of the integers in the chart above?

A. 0
B. 300
C. 500
D. 1500
E. 6500


Reorder the numbers in columns in ascending absolute value:

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Now, it's easy to spot that the numbers in each column represent an equally spaced set (AP) and the sum in each can be found by mean*# of terms:

\(Sum=5*100+5*(-200)+5*(300)+5*(-400)+5*(500)=500-1,000+1,500-2,000+2,500=1,500\).

Answer: D.

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Absolutely and many thanks. As always, thorough and a very helpful answer.
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What is the sum of all of the integers in the chart above?

A. 0
B. 300
C. 500
D. 1500
E. 6500


Sum of the first column = 5*100 = 500.
Sum of the last column = 500+5*400 = 2500[As all the corresponding terms are increased by 400]
Sum of the second column = 5*-200 = -1000
Sum of the fourth column = -1000-5*200 = -2000
The total sum = 500+2500-1000-2000 = 0
Thus everything when added gets cancelled. Except the inner column. That is an AP and the sum = 5*300 = 1500.
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It is easy once you spot that in the same row, the 1st outer most and the second outer most cancel one another. You are then left with adding the column in the middle.
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What is the sum of all of the integers in the chart above?

A. 0
B. 300
C. 500
D. 1500
E. 6500

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Always check the answer choices BEFORE solving the question!!
Since the answer choices are nicely spread apart, we can be quite aggressive in our estimation

Let's add the 5 numbers in each COLUMN

COLUMN 1: Sum ≈500
COLUMN 2: Sum ≈-1000
COLUMN 3: Sum ≈1500
COLUMN 4: Sum ≈-2000
COLUMN 5: Sum ≈2500

TOTAL SUM ≈500 + (-1000) + 1500 + (-2000) + 2500
≈1500

Answer: D

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