Posted by **Tomas** on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:05pm.

Find the average of the first 14 positive odd integers.

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**Tomas**, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:10pm
I think

1+3+5+7+9+11+13+15+17+19+21+23+25+27=196

answer:196/14=14

but I am not sure

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**Steve**, Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 11:55pm
you are correct. Why would you not be sure, unless you don't trust tour addition?

Just FYI, the sum of the 1st n odd numbers is n^2, so in this case the sum is indeed 14^2.

So, the average of the 1st n odd numbers is always n^2/n = n.

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**Tomas**, Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 12:31am
thank you

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