which of the following cannot be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive positive integers?

a. 17 b. 22 c. 24 d. 26 e. 32

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- Jul 6th 2006, 01:05 PMJudiconsecutive numbers
which of the following cannot be expressed as the sum of two or more consecutive positive integers?

a. 17 b. 22 c. 24 d. 26 e. 32 - Jul 6th 2006, 01:42 PMQuickQuote:

Originally Posted by**Judi**

b. 4+5+6+7=22

c. 7+8+9=24

d. 5+6+7+8=26

and nothing equals 32 (if you want to know my method of doing this, feel free to ask) - Jul 6th 2006, 01:51 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**Judi**

According to the thread those are the numbers that are powers of two. Thus, 32 is the answer cuz,

$\displaystyle 32=2^5$ - Jul 6th 2006, 01:59 PMJudi
Thank you,

Judi - Jul 6th 2006, 02:02 PMQuickQuote:

Originally Posted by**ThePerfectHacker**

[EDIT] Actually, they are the same thing.