2016 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 19

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The sum of $25$ consecutive even integers is $10,000$. What is the largest of these $25$ consecutive integers?

$\textbf{(A)}\mbox{ }360\qquad\textbf{(B)}\mbox{ }388\qquad\textbf{(C)}\mbox{ }412\qquad\textbf{(D)}\mbox{ }416\qquad\textbf{(E)}\mbox{ }424$

Solution

Let $n$ be the 13th consecutive even integer that's being added up. By doing this, we can see that the sum of all 25 even numbers will simplify to $25n$ since $(n-2k)+\dots+(n-4)+(n-2)+(n)+(n+2)+(n+4)+ \dots +(n+2k)=25n$. Now, $25n=10000 \rightarrow n=400$ Remembering that this is the 13th integer, we wish to find the 25th, which is $400+2(25-13)=\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 424}$.

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