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<math>\textbf{(A)}\ 335 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 338 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 340 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 345 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 350</math> | <math>\textbf{(A)}\ 335 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 338 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 340 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 345 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 350</math> | ||
− | ==Solution== | + | ==Solution 1== |
The mean of these numbers is <math>\frac{\frac{2013}{3}}{2}=\frac{671}{2}=335.5</math>. Therefore the numbers are <math>333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338</math>, so the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}</math> | The mean of these numbers is <math>\frac{\frac{2013}{3}}{2}=\frac{671}{2}=335.5</math>. Therefore the numbers are <math>333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338</math>, so the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}</math> | ||
− | == | + | ==Solution 2== |
Let the <math>4^{\text{th}}</math> number be <math>x</math>. Then our desired number is <math>x+2</math>. | Let the <math>4^{\text{th}}</math> number be <math>x</math>. Then our desired number is <math>x+2</math>. | ||
Our integers are <math>x-3,x-2,x-1,x,x+1,x+2</math>, so we have that <math>6x-3 = 2013 \implies x = \frac{2016}{6} = 336 \implies x+2 = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}</math>. | Our integers are <math>x-3,x-2,x-1,x,x+1,x+2</math>, so we have that <math>6x-3 = 2013 \implies x = \frac{2016}{6} = 336 \implies x+2 = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}</math>. | ||
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+ | Let the first term be <math>x</math>. Our integers are <math>x,x+1,x+2,x+3,x+4,x+5</math>. We have, <math>6x+15=2013\implies x=333\implies x+5=\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}</math> | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AMC8 box|year=2013|num-b=16|num-a=18}} | {{AMC8 box|year=2013|num-b=16|num-a=18}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
Revision as of 20:35, 27 November 2013
Problem
The sum of six consecutive positive integers is 2013. What is the largest of these six integers?
Solution 1
The mean of these numbers is . Therefore the numbers are , so the answer is
Solution 2
Let the number be . Then our desired number is .
Our integers are , so we have that .
Solution 3
Let the first term be . Our integers are . We have,
See Also
2013 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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