## calculusxy one year ago If the average of four consecutive odd numbers is 24, what is the largest number? (A) 23 (B) 25 (C) 27 (D) 29 (E) 96

1. calculusxy

@jim_thompson5910

2. jim_thompson5910

do you have the equation for this? or are you stuck on that part?

3. calculusxy

$\frac{ x + (x+2) + (x+4) + (x+6) }{ 4 } = 96$

4. calculusxy

sorry 24

5. jim_thompson5910

very good

6. jim_thompson5910

oh right, yes, the right side is 24

7. SolomonZelman

well 96 is after you ×4 on both sides;)

8. calculusxy

i mean i multiple 4 times 24, which equals 96

9. calculusxy

@SolomonZelman yes exactly

10. SolomonZelman

then this should not be a prob for you. good luck:)

11. calculusxy

$4x + 12 = 96 => 4x =84 => x = 21$

12. calculusxy

and then 21 + 6 = 27

13. jim_thompson5910

x = 21 is correct and yes, the largest number is 27

14. calculusxy

thank you again!

15. jim_thompson5910

sure thing