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each of 5 basketball teams in a league played N games with each of the 4 other teams.

If no games were played outside the league, which of the following could NOT be the number if games played by one team?

A. 8
B. 14
C. 16
D. 20
E. 32

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    If each team plays with each of the other four teams N times, then the number of games played would be:
    4, 8, 12, ...
    Can you find which of the five numbers does not belong?

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    So its 8?

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    Obviously you did not read MathMate's answer.

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    Oh 14?

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    Right.

    14 is the only number that is not a multiple of 4.

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    Thank you!

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    You're welcome.

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