2003 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 12

The following problem is from both the 2003 AMC 12B #12 and 2003 AMC 10B #18, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

What is the largest integer that is a divisor of

\[(n+1)(n+3)(n+5)(n+7)(n+9)\]

for all positive even integers $n$?

$\text {(A) } 3 \qquad \text {(B) } 5 \qquad \text {(C) } 11 \qquad \text {(D) } 15 \qquad \text {(E) } 165$

Solution

For all consecutive odd integers, one of every five is a multiple of 5 and one of every three is a multiple of 3. The answer is $3 \cdot 5 = 15$, so ${\boxed{\textbf{(D)15}}}$ is the correct answer.

See Also

2003 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 11
Followed by
Problem 13
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions
2003 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 17
Followed by
Problem 19
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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