# Difference between revisions of "2011 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 4"

Let X and Y be the following sums of arithmetic sequences:

$\begin{eqnarray*}X &=& 10+12+14+\cdots+100,\\ Y &=& 12+14+16+\cdots+102.\end{eqnarray*}$

What is the value of Y - X?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 92\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 98\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 100\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 102\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 112$

## Solution 1

We see that both sequences have equal numbers of terms, so reformat the sequence to look like:

\begin{align*} Y = \ &12 + 14 + \cdots + 100 + 102\\ X = 10 \ + \ &12 + 14 + \cdots + 100\\ \end{align*} From here it is obvious that Y - X = 102 - 10 = $\boxed{92 \ \mathbf{(A)}}$.

## Solution 2

We see that every number in Y's sequence is two more than every corresponding number in X's sequence. Since there are 46 numbers in each sequence, the difference must be: $46*2=\boxed{92}$