posted by kendra on .
show that the sum of four consecutive whole numbers is divisible by 2
3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 18
18/2 = 9
let the 4 numbers be
x, x+1, x+2, x+3 , where x is an integer.
x + x+1 + x+2 + x+3
= 4x + 6
Any integer multiplied by 2 must be even
If any integer has a factor of 2, it must be even by definition.
The gcf(a,b) = 495 and lcm( a,b) =31,185 Find possible values of a and b if a is divisible by 35 and b is divisible by 81.
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