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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==
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==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>
  
==Alternate Algebraic Solution==
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==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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==Solution 3==
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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}}
 
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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?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 335 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 338 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 340 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 345 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 350$

Solution 1

The mean of these numbers is $\frac{\frac{2013}{3}}{2}=\frac{671}{2}=335.5$. Therefore the numbers are $333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338$, so the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}$

Solution 2

Let the $4^{\text{th}}$ number be $x$. Then our desired number is $x+2$.

Our integers are $x-3,x-2,x-1,x,x+1,x+2$, so we have that $6x-3 = 2013 \implies x = \frac{2016}{6} = 336 \implies x+2 = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}$.

Solution 3

Let the first term be $x$. Our integers are $x,x+1,x+2,x+3,x+4,x+5$. We have, $6x+15=2013\implies x=333\implies x+5=\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 338}$

See Also

2013 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 16
Followed by
Problem 18
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