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Set M consists of the consecutive integers from 15 to y, inclusive. If the sum of all the integers in set M is 70, How many numbers are in the set?
SAT prep help  Anonymous, Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 3:16pm
a. 33
b. 34
c. 35
d. 36
e. 37

SAT math 
Steve,
There are y+16 integers. We just want to sum an arithmetic sequence where
a = 15
d = 1 and find how many terms there are:
(y+16)/2 (30+(y+15)*1) = 70
y = 19
So there are 19+16=35 terms