# Difference between revisions of "2015 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 14"

Which of the following integers cannot be written as the sum of four consecutive odd integers? $\textbf{(A)}\text{ 16}\quad\textbf{(B)}\text{ 40}\quad\textbf{(C)}\text{ 72}\quad\textbf{(D)}\text{ 100}\quad\textbf{(E)}\text{ 200}$

### Solution 1

Let our $4$ numbers be $n, n+2, n+4, n+6$, where $n$ is odd. Then our sum is $4n+12$. The only answer choice that cannot be written as $4n+12$, where $n$ is odd, is $\boxed{\textbf{(D)}\text{ 100}}$.

### Solution 2

If the four consecutive odd integers are $2n-3,~ 2n-1, ~2n+1$ and $2n+3$ then the sum is $8n$. All the integers are divisible by $8$ except $100$, so the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{D}~100}$.

## See Also

 2015 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 13 Followed byProblem 15 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AJHSME/AMC 8 Problems and Solutions

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