1968 AHSME Problems/Problem 17

Problem

Let $f(n)=\frac{x_1+x_2+\cdots +x_n}{n}$, where $n$ is a positive integer. If $x_k=(-1)^k, k=1,2,\cdots ,n$, the set of possible values of $f(n)$ is:

$\text{(A) } \{0\}\quad \text{(B) } \{\frac{1}{n}\}\quad \text{(C) } \{0,-\frac{1}{n}\}\quad \text{(D) } \{0,\frac{1}{n}\}\quad \text{(E) } \{1,\frac{1}{n}\}$

Solution

$\fbox{C}$

See also

1968 AHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 16
Followed by
Problem 18
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