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The expressions <math>A</math> = <math> 1 \times 2 + 3 \times 4 + 5 \times 6 + *** + 37 \times 38 + 39 </math> and <math>B</math> = <math> 1 + 2 \times 3 + 4 \times 5 + *** + 36 \times 37 + 38 \times 39 </math> are obtained by writing multiplication and addition operators in an alternating pattern between successive integers. Find the positive difference between integers <math>A</math> and <math>B</math>. | The expressions <math>A</math> = <math> 1 \times 2 + 3 \times 4 + 5 \times 6 + *** + 37 \times 38 + 39 </math> and <math>B</math> = <math> 1 + 2 \times 3 + 4 \times 5 + *** + 36 \times 37 + 38 \times 39 </math> are obtained by writing multiplication and addition operators in an alternating pattern between successive integers. Find the positive difference between integers <math>A</math> and <math>B</math>. | ||
+ | == See also == | ||
+ | {{AIME box|year=2015|n=I|before=First Problem|num-a=2}} | ||
+ | {{MAA Notice}} | ||
+ | [[Category:Introductory Geometry Problems]] |
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Problem
The expressions = and = are obtained by writing multiplication and addition operators in an alternating pattern between successive integers. Find the positive difference between integers and .
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